We collected leaves yesterday when we were in Trelissick and today we have made them into ghosts to decorate for Hallowe’en.
Over the last couple of days I have made a new hat for Live Wire T from a kit I just couldn’t leave in the shop.
Tonight we went singing in the rain to try out our voices in the graveyard at St Euny for our project. It was brilliant – a wonderful crew not dismayed by the weather, lovely singing and amazing acoustics. I found it really moving.
As I recover, I need things to do and I have started knitting for Blue Light Babies. This group is aiming to provide every ambulance in the country with little hats and blankets, especially for babies who are born under the blue light as they arrive in the world before arriving at the hospital. They have also asked for slightly bigger sizes for slightly older babies who need to travel under the blue light to get the help they need. One of my twins once had to travel from Yorkshire to Guy’s Hospital in London and the last part was a very frightening blue light ride.
I picked the last of the tiny Violas from our edible garden today so that we can sow winter salad leaves there – and maybe some winter flowering pansies….
I have walked over 100 yards this afternoon! I’m feeling much stronger and am itching to get going! It’ll be three weeks on Wednesday since my op was done and I’m feeling happy!
1 Three cardigans are now done to add to the new Grand-baby’s wardrobe! They are in new-born, 3 months and 6 month sizes and they all have the baby’s Great Great Grandfather’s beautiful mother-of-pearl buttons. I had some labels made to go inside each hand-made item.
Three sizes of cardigan
Handmade with love
2 My next project is a padded pram blanket so I went to Mum’s cottons drawer to match the colour. I hardly ever have to buy new thread – Mum’s collection is so full of colour.
Mum’s rainbow of cotton threads
3 On a grey day such as this, the fruit bowl full of bright orange clementines is a joy to behold. The moon has been this colour for the last two nights but I haven’t been able to get a photo.
1 Beautiful moss, lichen and little ferns were growing on this tree at the Bodmin Herb Nursery where we went to get new herbs to refresh our herb wall. I love all the different shades of green against the vibrant blue of the sky.
Moss, lichen and ferns
Beautiful branch at the herb nursery
2 Over the wooden bridge is a secret garden, very overgrown and very enticing. I wonder if a troll lives underneath the bridge………
To the Secret Garden
3 I’ve finished the cardigan for the Grand-baby due in April, and used more of his/her Great Great Grandfather’s beautiful mother-of-pearl buttons.
Cardigan to match the boots
Second size Sally-boots for our Grandbaby due in April
1 From our bedroom this morning, we could see that the sea on the North coast was very rough, white horses all along the horizon so we went down to Chapelporth to feel the wildness of the ocean and the wind, the roar of the waves crashing onto the rock and tried to take photos while being buffeted by the very fierce gusts.
Huge waves crashing at Chapelporth
From the cliff tops
2 On the way home I saw a beautiful creature running across a drive. I identified it when we arrived home and it was a stoat. No chance of a photo but I found this one on a BBC site.
Stoat – photo from the BBC
3 I posted some Sally-Boots to a young friend who had her baby girl four weeks early a few days ago. Happily, she’s doing well. As I was packing them up, I realised where the colour scheme had come from – the orchids that were part of Mr S’s birthday present.
1 This first item is inspired by LouAnn. She has invited all her readers to tell her their favourite words and I’d like to invite you to do the same. Mine are serendipity,discombobulated and heffalump. Do please tell me yours!
2 The other day I saw a wonderful pattern for a hat and cowl set by The Velvet Acorn. I bought it online and started knitting!
Knitting pattern for The Caitlynn Cat Set
I’ve been knitting off and on since and have finished it today. I am delighted with it and can’t wait to see T wearing it. Those of you who follow my blog will know that T, our 22 month old Grandbaby, loves hats. She is still wearing her Christmas tree hat! Hope she loves this set as much as I do!
Cat Hat and Cowl for T, made with love
3 I fell in love the first time we went to America – with Kokopelli! He is a mythical figure whose images date back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. He is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest. We saw his likeness on a wonderful ancient rock and bought this piece of stone from a North American Indian who was sitting at the side of the road painting. Kokopelli is seen as a source of music making and dancing, and spreads joy to those around him. I’m sure you can understand why I love him and why we have a good number of images in our home, including on our doorbell to welcome all those who come to our door.