Category Archives: crochet

Gold, Salad Leaves and Baby Blanket

The seed heads of the Nelly Moser clematis are like spun gold in the morning sunshine.

I’m loving picking fresh lettuce almost every day, organic and full of goodness. Here it is in the salad spinner.

I’ve almost finished the baby blanket I showed you a few days ago, just lots of ends to be sewn in…….Next one is on the way and all using up what’s already in my stash!



Storm, Topper and Peace

Such a wild, stormy afternoon that gave us this view from our rainy window.

Today I was shown another photo of a post-box topper.

Post box topper from Pelton, Co Durham

A friend sent this video for us.


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Post Box, New Word and Stardust

Knitters and crocheters around Britain make post box toppers to mark all sorts of occasions. I really love this one photographed in Cornwall (not by me) showing the care of Cornwall for Ukraine. .

A new word came my way. I think it’s very descriptive, a word that is ‘ripe for revival!’.

I am enchanted by the thought that each of us is 93% stardust!.



Daffodils, Owl and Thuma Mina

There are daffodils alongside the roadside all over the place in Cornwall now  but it is hard to catch a photo from a moving car so here are some we bought from the local greengrocer.

I just love this shawl. What a clever crocheter!

Here is the singing I promised nearly a week ago . I hope you enjoy it.


Baby Beanie Hats, Crochet and A Poem

Our local hospital, The Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske,  has put out a call for Baby Beanie hats in red, amber and green for the newborns to wear, the colour indicating the level of care and feeding support required for the baby. I have put Snow Dog to one side and made my first three little hats ready for delivery.

Green, red and amber Baby Beanie Hats

When we were in Portugal, we called in at a most attractive little shop selling the kind of clothes that I like. While we were browsing, the young woman behind the counter was crocheting a flower in a natural cotton. She was delighted by my interest, told me that she attaches one to the brown paper bag she puts clothes in and then presented me with a flower!  I came across it again today as I was about to hand wash my linen trousers. Yes, I did buy something!

Beautiful crochet flower

Autumn is upon us.  I have spent the afternoon collecting up leaves in the front garden to make leaf mould and the clocks go back tonight. Here is an Autumny  poem for you – from Incantation by George Parsons Lathrop.

When the leaves, by thousands thinned,
A thousand times have whirled in the wind,
And the moon, with hollow cheek,
Staring from her hollow height,
Consolation seems to seek
From the dim, reechoing night;
And the fog-streaks dead and white
Lie like ghosts of lost delight
O’er highest earth and lowest sky;
Then, Autumn, work thy witchery!


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Granny Square Day, Woodpecker and Chicken Pie

Today is National Granny Square Day so I would like to show you some Granny squares made by my Granny and made into a blanket by my daughter for her daughter. LiveWire 4 has a blanket made by her Mum and her Great Great Granny! Please look at this earlier post as I cannot move the photos to here.

We have had the Woodpecker back feeding here again.

Woodpecker at the feeding station

The first contingent of family arrive on Thursday  for our ten day long Golden Wedding Celebrations and today I have made the pie filling for Chicken, Potato and Asparagus Pie.

Awaiting the potato layer


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Lunchtime Concert, Rose Window and My Scarf

What a lovely concert in the beautiful Truro Cathedral this lunchtime!  Here is one of our songs which I hope you will enjoy. It is ‘This is My Cornwall’ by Harry Glasson and is almost our Cornish anthem! Thank you to the lovely Mr S for the recording.

We were looking down the cathedral towards the Rose window and at one point the sun came through though I didn’t catch it then as we were singing! The photo was taken as we were leaving.

The Rose window in Truro Cathedral

The Rose window in Truro Cathedral

You will have seen that we all wear black with some splashes of red for our choir performances. This scarf is my new accessory for performances. I bought it specially for the wedding of one of our members for when we sang at her wedding in December and I love it!

My special scarf

My special scarf


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Wise Words and Twiddle Muffs

“There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.” —Emery Allen ‪#‎TodaysMantra‬
I started working on Twiddle muffs sometime ago and you can read about them here
That one went to a local Care Home where my choir have done concerts and was well received, with some suggestions for improvements. I have now completed four more and, as suggested have added a few more things especially something to go in and out of the pocket on each one. Each has different textures and a variety of buttons and ribbons and crochet inside and out. They have been great fun to make and I hope will provide some entertainment for the Dementia patients for whom they have been made. I have made them for love of and in memory of my beautiful Mother-in-law, Madeleine






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Shop Windows, Brownie Mountain and Lasagne

Life is getting back to normal! We went to Truro today, very early so as to have the pavements relatively free of shoppers so that walking with my crutches would be easy. There were some lovely Autumny windows and I found a new colouring book and a beautiful turquoise cardigan, lucky me!


I have done my first baking today for over a month and those who read here regularly will know how I love to bake. With help from the lovely Mr S, I have made a Chocolate Brownie Mountain for a young friend whose 15th birthday it is today. She and her older sister first tasted my special brownies about seven years ago and always ask if there are any on the go so they seemed the right ones to make for her birthday.

Our good friend G rang us this morning to say that he has made us a Lasagne for tonight’s meal – how kind is that? We have just finished eating it with a fresh green salad. Thank you!

And for Sue-next-door who is away from home, another of her beautiful cats, seen here with a mottled coat of raindrops as I took the photo through the window.


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Posted by on September 19, 2015 in baking, Beauty, crochet, friendship, Kindness, photography


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Weekly Photo Challenge – A Rainbow of Knitting

This week’s challenge invites us to find a whole rainbow of photos on a theme if we wish. I have trawled my photos for things I have made.  Please click on any photo for the caption and detail.  For others in the Challenge, click here.


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