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Glass, Reading and Love

I put out a call at my choirs for bits of jewellery that were no longer wanted and last week one of my Suitcase friends brought me in some earrings. I’ve been working on a piece that would suit them and finished it yesterday in time to take it to show W at singing this morning. Thank you W for your beautiful contribution to my work.

W’s earrings on my glass

W’s earrings on my glass, held at the window. Tide’s out.

I loved this when I found it. Reading is such an adventure for us all!

Reading

It was Valentine’s Day a week ago but these words are timeless.

Love

 

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A Gift, New Glass and Waves

To my delight a small parcel arrived this morning. I knew what was going to be inside as one of my Dear Readers had very kindly offered to send me some sea-glass and here it was! The colours are so delicate – whites, greens, some blues and a precious bit of red and another of turquoise. The darker colours are shades of green when held up to the light.

Sea Glass from Seaham Beach

I set to straightaway to make a new piece of my stained glass project adding the sea glass as well as up-cycling some jewellery that I had found in a charity shop. It needs some refining but here it is. Huge thanks to Judith and her thoughtful generosity.

Today’s work on white paper

Today’s work, hanging

It’s a full moon tonight and high tide was about 5pm so we went to see the waves at Portreath, always at their best at full moon. They were magnificent!

Wave higher than the Pepper Pot at Portreath

 

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Penryn River, Planters and A Valentine

It has been a glorious Spring day and after singing, I took this photo down the river.

Down the Penryn River

Walking through Penryn today my eye was caught by these delightful planters. The spot of pink on the left is a Fuchsia flower.

Penryn planters

I made a Valentine present for the lovely Mr S.

Stained glass heart

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2019 in Cornwall, glass, nature, Photography, Postaday 2019

 

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Glass Pebbles, Marguerites and A Crocus

I ordered some glass pebbles to go with my glass work and they arrived this morning to my great delight though there are no red ones which is a shame.  I shall have to make another order!

Glass pebbles

The Marguerites just keep flowering despite the snow, the hail and the winds.

Marguerites

The Crocuses started to open up in the warmth of the sun this afternoon.

Inside a crocus

 

A Star, A Bow and A Pink Campion

Every day I am working on my glass, trying to get the cutting right, the foiling even, to make smooth beading with the solder and each day I am making some progress. Today I made a small present of a shooting star for a dear friend whose birthday was a couple of days ago.

Shooting star

On my very short walk today I came across a pretty bow lost by a child, I’m thinking on a walk to or from school. Some kind person had put the bow up on the hedge so I hope that on her way to school tomorrow, she spots it and can reclaim it.

Lost

On my stroll down Lovers’ Lane, I saw just one Pink Campion.

Pink Campion

 
 

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Thank you Letter, Glass and My Dad

Our kids invariably complained when asked to write Thank you letters but I know they meant something special to my Mum and Dad as I discovered a box full of them when we sorted Dad’s things many years ago.  I know even more now how special they were as on Saturday we received a beautiful Thank you letter from one of our LiveWires. It will go into my ‘things to keep’ box.

On the back it says, “Thank you Granny and Grandgrand xx

For Christmas I received all the equipment I need to make pretty glass things without going to more classes. I have just finished my first piece done at home. It will look better hanging with the light through it but I have yet to source the rings for that purpose.

New glass piece with upcycled earrings

On this day in 1916 my Dad was born. He died in December 2004. It doesn’t matter how long ago you lost someone, there are moments when their loss feels like yesterday. We are so lucky to have all his books on our shelves so he is always with us.

Pueblo story-teller and novels by David Wiseman

 

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A Gift, Reflections and Happy Christmas to You All

In my last glass class I made a Christmas present for our lovely neighbour but couldn’t show you then as she reads the blog. The tree is only about 8cms tall.  We always have drinks and mince pies together in our kitchen on Christmas Eve and exchange presents.

Christmas tree for Sue

I love how the candles and the lights are reflected in the window.

Reflections

Happy Christmas to all my Dear Readers all over the world!  ! Nadelik Lowen – Happy Christmas in Cornish .

Nadelik Lowen

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2018 in art, glass, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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