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Hellebores, Iain Crichton Smith and A Thank You

In a neighbour’s garden we saw more signs of Spring, Hellebores, delicate and lovely.

Hellebore flower

I discovered another poem that appealed to me today – the last two lines sum up the way I ‘look about me and about me without end’  finding the beautiful things that are all around us.

THE WORLD’S A MINEFIELD
—Iain Crichton Smith

The world’s a minefield when I think of you.
I must walk carefully in case I touch
some irretrievable and secret switch
that blows the old world back into the new.

How careless I once was about this ground
with the negligence of ignorance. Now I take
the smallest delicate steps and now I look
about me and about me without end.

 

You may remember that I sent some SallyBoots to Germany a couple of weeks ago for our new Grand Niece. Today we received a photo of  her looking lovely in her new boots.

Sally-boots

 

The next episode of the Suffragette Diary is posted.         https://suffragettediary.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/wednesday-14th-july/

 
 

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Moss, Hydrangea and Sally-boots,

The moss is very brightly green along Lovers’ Lane, our quick circuit walk.

Moss on a Cornish wall

There are still some beautiful Hydrangea flowers in a neighbour’s garden.

Hydrangea flower

I’ve been knitting some little boots for the newest member of our family, a Great Niece born just before Christmas. We’ll post them off tomorrow.

Sally-boots

 
 

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Birthday, Sally-Boots and A Football Game

It is our oldest Live-wire’s birthday today and he has requested Grannyburgers for his family birthday tea tonight! Grannyburgers are Arlene’s Longanisa shaped into small burgers rather than meatballs and they go down a storm! The recipe is here on Arlene’s blog should you wish to try them. I was really touched that these were his choice of the day.

It has been an indoors day today and I have finished a pair of tiny Sally-boots for C’s new baby due soon.

Sally Boots

Sally Boots

Rooting about in Mum’s desk to find something else I came across several little games. Do you remember these? This one is rather special being about football. Most were number or letter puzzles.

Football puzzle

Football puzzle

 

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Milk Flower, Rainy Day and Sally-boots

This morning I added some milk to beaten eggs for breakfast and a beautiful milk-flower appeared.

Milk added to beaten egg

Milk added to beaten egg

Through a rain-stained window…..

Flowers, the Fledgling and a Hare

Flowers, the Fledgling and a Hare

Good friends are soon to become grandparents and so I decided to make some Sally-boots for the new arrival. I made them with the multi-coloured wool I used for Live-wire T’s balaclava but knitting something so small, one boot turned out blue, green and yellow and the other in pink , orange and purple making a somewhat quirky pair of boots!

Quirky Sally-boots

Quirky Sally-boots

I found more-or-less the same start point for the wool and made two more so now the new baby can have two quirky pairs or two pairs of matching boots!IMG_9279

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T's balaclava

T’s balaclava, with requested hearts

 

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Dusting, New Yarns and Knitting Patterns

I must be very much better! I am noticing dust. Today I used our pretty duster!

Rainbow duster

Rainbow duster

I went to my favourite wool shop, Knitcraft,  today and bought some more of the glorious rainbow wool to make more baby sets for Tanzania.

Rainbow baby soft yarn

Rainbow baby soft yarn

While I was there I saw some purple, white and green yarn so , of course, I had to have it. Once home, I just had to start knitting with it!

Suffragette yarn!

Suffragette yarn!

For all those who have been asking, I have today put up the pattern for Sally-Boots with lots of photos. Just go to the horizontal menu and hover over Creative Projects and there you will find the page or you could just use this link.  I have also reposted the pattern for the KniTZTanzania baby sets and photos, also under the same header or this link.  Happy knitting!

 

 

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A Shadow, Another Shadow and Sally-Boots

A beautifully sunny days threw up lots of pretty shadows.

Flower shadow

Flower shadow

Table shadow

Table shadow

Three pairs of Sally-boots have now gone to their new owners with love.

Three pairs of Sally-boots

Three pairs of Sally-boots

 

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Lichen, Sewing and Sally-Boots

1   I love the colours and shapes of Lichen and found this growing on our, until now, beautiful arched Cedrus Atlantica Glauca. For some reason, it has not sprouted this year. We have planted Clematis to climb up the structure but are feeling very sad that it seems to have died.

Lichen

Lichen

2   My sewing project is coming on. I have attached all four panels to the duvet covers and I am now embroidering little bits to lift the design and to secure the panel more effectively.  Here is the Fox. I’m wondering whether to do a bit more than the stems and his nose.

Embroidered panel

Embroidered panel – green stems and black nose.

3    I have posted another pair of Sally-boots today.

Sally-boots ready for the post

Sally-boots ready for the post

 

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