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Glass Class, Stars and Ivy

I am so enjoying my Glass workshops with Lisa Macfarlane! Today I went for something without a template and created a design that I am delighted with. Here are the pieces with their copper foil, awaiting the solder  and tomorrow, when I can photograph it against the light, I’ll show you the finished hanging piece.

Beautiful pieces

Other people made some lovely decorations too. Click on the image to see the whole.

Outside, on the wall of the car park, the multi-coloured Ivy caught my attention. It’s a bit fuzzy as I took the photo through the windscreen.

Ivy

 

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Special Cake, Light Show and Christmas Tree

What a day today turned out to be! A dear friend called in for coffee this morning and then we were invited to a special showing of Bill Mitchell’s attic. Sue had made an attic cake and after each person had seen the film (See below) and Bill’s amazing attic full of remarkable things and inspiration, we were invited to make a cake decoration of something we had seen. This is the cake as we left and I will show you the finished cake later.It was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. You might like to read my tribute to him written last year. https://mybeautfulthings.com/2017/05/03/bill-mitchell-our-friend-next-door-2121951-1442017/

 

After that we ventured into a very cold town for a brief visit to Redruth’s Old Tyme Christmas Market in the newly refurbished Butter Market. Clare Summerson’s  Light show, ‘Spirit of Light’ was fabulous, truly beautiful. They were hard to photograph they were moving so only two here.

The Christmas Tree was lovely too.

Christmas tree in the Butter Market

 

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The Suitcase Singers, Decorated Trees and An Angel

My choir, The Suitcase Singers, were due to be recorded for a TV programme this morning. I have missed so many of our choir events this Christmas and did not want to miss that! Our lovely choir leader gave permission for me to go along and mime so that is what I did! The lovely Mr S dropped me at the door and picked me up at the end. It is to be on ITV at 6pm on 21st December as part of a programme about typical Cornish Christmas celebrations. Here we all are in Penryn Town Hall.

The Suitcase Singers – thanks to J for taking the photo.

The lovely Mr S had a plan when he picked me up and I was whisked away to have lunch at Falmouth Pavilions where the annual Christmas tree event was in full swing.

One Angel caught my eye.

Pretty angel

A question for my fellow Bloggers – has anyone tried the new editor, Gutenberg? I am about to renew my (expensive) subs to WordPress and am concerned about the complexity of the new editor. I’ve given it a run-through and didn’t take to it though that was just a brief try. If it’s going to be a pain rather than a pleasure, it may be time to call it a day or maybe I just need to spend some time re-learning!  I’d love to know what other Bloggers are thinking.

 

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Christmas Boxes, Tree and Hugs

You may have read a few days ago of the Christmas Boxes we have contributed to, to provide Christmas dinner in a box for the most impoverished families in Cornwall. Today, they have been collected from all over Cornwall and these are the words of the lovely, hardworking organisers.

“965 boxes donated – that’s something like £30,000 of food, helping around 5,000 people this Christmas.
That is awesome!
We are so proud of the people of Cornwall!!”

Isn’t that amazing? What generosity from one of the poorest areas of Europe!

The lovely Mr S put up our tree today. We’ll decorate it tomorrow.

Our Scandinavian tree

I loved the idea of hugs being like jump start leads. Thank you so much to the makers, creatorsneverprosper.

Hugs

 

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Fruity Decorations, Angel and Pockets

There was a delightful Christmas Market outside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.  I resisted most of the stalls though I loved the fruity decorations which I am going to try to make and, everywhere we go, I buy a new Angel for the Christmas tree. There was music playing around the market and one of the songs was ‘Nana Nanita’ a Spanish lullaby which both my choirs sing.

Fruity stall

New Angel

I have another lovely poem by Kim Ridgeon to share. I find this somehow evocative of childhood  and love the ideas of pockets full of secrets, beliefs, memories and fears. I don’t know who is in the photo but I do have permission to show both the poem and the accompanying photo.

Pocket song from Jean

 

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Sculpture, Angel and A Poem

Outside the bank in Truro we came across a sculpture. I need to find out more about it.

Metal work soldier to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War

The lights are on in the City of Truro.

Christmas Angel in Truro

The following very moving poem came my way and I have permission to share it. It is one of the ‘ghost generation’ in the sculpture above.

Eternity by Kim Ridgeon

If only no-one could see the borders, whether from outer space on here on our blue planet. Thank you for this, Kim and Jean for introducing me to it.

 

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Glass Class, Leaf and A Gift

Another fabulous creative morning making glass ornaments for Christmas with the lovely Lisa Macfarlane. I made another Angel this time, in Suffragette colours as I did last year. I love the others too – a Father Christmas, a Christmas tree and a VW Beetle! Maybe next time I will attempt one of those!

From today’s Glass Class

VW Beetle in the making

We are going to friends for dinner tonight. M makes her own jam (so I can’t take along homemade jam), flowers make her sneeze (so we can’t take along flowers) so I made her a gift in the Glass Class today.

Quite small, just 2″x2″

 

 

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