….is here again already! Here’s the gallery with captions.
Category Archives: craft
The Writers’ Block has moved to Redruth and is in the old Library, the building now known as The Ladder. Today was their opening day and lived up to expectations. It really is “an inspirational space with events and activities for all ages and abilities cultivating writing confidence, creativity and enjoyment.”
Enjoy the gallery and click on photos to read the explanatory captions. Do click on the website to read about Simon Armitage.
One of my dear singing friends who lives in a nearby village has sent me this beautiful, detailed and delightful topper from her postbox. What a lot of work goes into these pieces of art that are there for everyone passing by to enjoy. .
I continued with my new project today and needed pinking shears for trimming the seams on the curves. Out came Mum’s wonderful pair. I so love using tools, sewing or garden, that my Mum used – brings her into the room with me.
You might like to read the review that was in The Guardian – agree with every word! https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/dec/16/matthew-bourne-nutcracker-review-sadlers-wells-london
Some months ago, I was invited to add a small panel for this quilt, being assembled for a friend for her 70th birthday. Family and friends each contributed a square and then they were all skilfully put together by A. What a wonderful gift to treasure for ever.
As we have done before, we’ve made up Christmas Dinners in a box, for local people and delivered them to a collection point this morning. Should you live in Cornwall and wish to join in, this is the link.
The sun shone this afternoon after many days of heavy rain so we went for a stroll in one of our favourite places, Trelissick. The autumn colours were gorgeous.
In a nearby village, Carnon Downs, there is the most amazing display. It has, in the Main Street, purple poppies to mark the animals lost in war, traditional red poppies to mark the fallen soldiers and a few white ones.
We wear white poppies. They are to mark all those lost to war, past and ongoing, those who were fighting and the civilians caught up in war. Benjamin Zephaniah explains it beautifully.
Last time we visited our lovely 103 year old friend she asked where my love of elephants had begun. I said my Daddy reading Rudyard Kipling’s story of How the Elephant Got His Trunk might well be part of it. Later that evening I remembered Horton the Elephant, a book by Dr Seuss first published in 1940 which formed an important part of story time when I was little. Not having a copy any longer, I bought a used one from Ebay and it was delivered today. I realise that some of my personal philosophy also came from Horton – to be kind, to be true to my word and, with our children and with those I taught, that I only said what I meant.
The low Autumn sun made a shadow on the ceiling of the glass heart that we have hanging in our front window. I made it in March to show love and support for Ukraine.
We’ve had a quiet afternoon and I finished off the baby rug for the Grandbaby of a friend, in fact the new daughter of the young couple whose wedding ceremony I performed at the beach last year.
As our local children start the new school year, our local knitter has produced another lovely post box topper in honour of Rick, our crossing man who sees children and adults alike safely over the road.
We spent all morning at the allotment – harvesting onions, picking beans, planting some more squash and weeding, weeding and weeding! All the time, the bees were buzzing about and were about all we could hear.
We have twin Cosmos and twin onions! When going for breakfast the other day, I spotted a delightful post box topper on a roundabout in Truro but couldn’t get a good photo. M, who lives near the box, took this photo for me. I really love the wacky seagulls and octopus.Thanks, M.