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Leaf Ghosts, A New Hat and Singing

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.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Beauty, craft, Humour, knitting

 

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Blue Light Babies, Violas and A Walk

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.

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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….

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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!

 

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October 2008

Our first Grand-baby was due in December 2008 and I spent many happy hours knitting many outfits in  various sizes.

Oct 2008 Knitting for first Grandbaby

Oct 2008 Knitting for first Grandbaby

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Beauty, Happiness, knitting, photography

 

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Decorating, Owl Wood-stack and The Snow Dog

1   Decorating is making progress. It will be beautiful in time…….

2   This amazing picture of an immaculate wood-stack in the shape of an owl came my way recently. I can’t imagine actually using any of the wood.

Beautiful owl woodstack

Beautiful owl woodstack

3   I started knitting the Snow Dog months ago but have put off the sewing up, my least favourite part of making anything.  Today, in a break from painting the coving, I made a start. It’s hard!

Snow Dog pieces

Snow Dog pieces

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2013 in Beauty, craft, knitting, Postaday2013

 

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Dandelion Seed Head, Baby Model and Woodpecker

1. I love the bright yellowness of dandelions and the delicacy of the seed heads.

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2. The baby trousers and Sally-boots that I made for Grandbaby B are here modelled beautifully.

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3. The bird life here is remarkable – such variety. My favourite today was this Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

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Handmade With Love, Threads and Fruit

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

Three sizes of cardigan

Handmade with love

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 cotton threads

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.

Beautiful fruit

Beautiful fruit

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Future tense? A hard challenge but then I thought of these cardigans and Sally-boots that I’m making for a new baby. They will both be finished in the very near future…….

One more sleeve to sew in

One more sleeve to sew in

Cardigan and boots, nearly finished

Cardigan and boots, nearly finished

 

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