Friday, 28 October 2016

October Scavenger Hunt

A is for....... Advent.  

The twenty four books I have wrapped for my grandchildren's Advent box

Cottage Pie I made for lunch in one of my vintage saucepans

11 O'Clock

The clock that hangs in my kitchen

Nearly eleven o'clock, said Pooh happily "You're just in time for a little smackerel of something", and he put his head into the cupboard.

.... a posh Smart TV and I still prefer to watch the old Black and White films.  Back in February I did a post on Talking Pictures.  Great to snuggle down on a winters afternoon with knitting or crochet and a cuppa

The weather vein on the West Somerset Railway.  
I also did a post on "looking up!" and here

T is for.......
Fly that decided my tea was a place to do the breaststroke!

The Landscape view from the Paignton to Dartmouth train

Two of my beautiful grandchildren

This is the sister of the children in the above picture enjoying an upside down swing with her daddy

A vintage bag I have just restored by stitching all the loose beads back

Linking with  I live, I love, I craft

Friday, 14 October 2016

Grandson's Quilt

 Last year I made a quilt for my grand-daughter.  That quilt can be seen here.
This one is for her brother Liam

The centre of the quit is made up of small squares stitched together separately (quilt-as-you-go) with an outer boarder of fabrics.  

(click on photos for a closer look)

Now to make a third quilt for the younger sister, hopefully this side of Christmas

Thursday, 6 October 2016

September Scavenger Hunt

I promised to do this last week, I always keep my promises even if they take slightly longer than they should, so please forgive me "I live, I love I craft".  September flew by and combined with a family problem I am very behind on many things

Cobwebs and rain are a great combination

There are many different blade(s) 
The blades of scissors

The caterpillar tried to make a filigree pattern


Bright, New
My bright red saucepans.  
The large one I purchased new nearly forty years ago.  The tiny one I purchased last year from a vintage site.
Sorry bit of a cheat, I haven't really got anything new so a bit stumped..............

Hard to believe this little girl will be three in January

The Boat Float Dartmouth

The beautiful autumn colours of the Sumac tree

My friend Helen's dog Ben

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Hunt the Pic - Linking with Mum's Simply Living

I promised to to this ages ago, and I always keep my promises even if they take slightly longer than they should, so please forgive me "mum's".  September flew by and combined with a family problem I am very behind on manythings
There were twenty words, but I have combined some of the words to one picture.

Dream, Glance
Daydreaming, and glancing upwards to see what is there

Possession, Time
This watch once belonged to my grandfather, it was presented to him for fifty years service with the same company by HRH Princess Margaret

Wonder, Thought
Wondering and thinking what I will make with these balls of yarn

Source, Beauty, Sight
The sea.........

In the wink of an eye they grow......

Comfort, Weakness 
My weakness for comfort food, especially on chilly winter days

Spectacle, Elegance, Grace


Arrangement,  Smell
The smell of this arrangement was glorious

Happiness, Passion
To be able to teach and pass on skills to a younger generation.  
Thirteen year old Savannah made these felt flowers from the original vintage patterns