Sunday, 27 November 2016

November Scavenger Hunt &..............


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Shellac 78rpm records.  One record two sides this particular Album has six records numbered 1-2. 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.  This is how you listened to the whole Album before LP's.


This little bone china shoe, once belonged to my grandmother.  It is less than two inches wide.


In my hand(s)


Close-up


This is a picture of the Super Moon from last week.  It was still showing in the morning light


Rule of thirds


The two shops begin with H are below the House where Robert Burns lived in Edinburgh


I use this tool a lot.  My ruler and knitting needle measure


My choice
This is the mechanism from a record player, that plays the records from the Album above

and &


Yesterday 26th November was our son's 34th birthday.   Holidaying somewhere in Mexico with his wife Anneka at the moment.  He was born exactly four weeks before Christmas Eve

Which brings us to..........

...........Its that time of year again, and this year it definitely seems to have come along a lot quicker!

Please say you will.........?  

Join me again in putting twenty-four little Christmas pictures on your blog as if it were an Advent Calendar?

Thursday is 1st December which means we start opening doors on the advent calendar!  

Do any of you remember Advent calendars without chocolate?  I used to love opening each door to see what the little picture that was hidden behind.   Think my favourite pictures were the Angel and the Donkey.
Chocolate Advent calendars were quite expensive in the sixties, that is if they even existed then.

It could be a wintry scene, it could be just a picture of a Christmas card, little video anything leading up to 24th December.  There are lots of Christmas pictures online, or it could be something from YouTube, or just a Christmas picture of your own 


It would be lovely if lots of people could join in or link up........... 
Just leave a comment and I will list you all who are joining in.  

Rules..........

1) You don't have to follow this blog if you would like to join in but would be rather nice if you were a follower.....

2) Put a photo of something christmassy on your blog everyday from 1st to 24th December.  
This can be from the computer, You Tube, or your own personal pictures.

3) Have fun choosing pictures and go and see what others have put on.



Linking the Scavenger Hunt with I live, I love, I craft



Saturday, 26 November 2016

Who would like to join in, or link up.......

...........Its that time of year again, and this year it definitely seems to have come along a lot quicker!

Please say you will.........?  

Join me again in putting twenty-four little Christmas pictures on your blog as if it were an Advent Calendar?

Thursday is 1st December which means we start opening doors on the advent calendar!  

Do any of you remember Advent calendars without chocolate?  I used to love opening each door to see what the little picture that was hidden behind.   Think my favourite pictures were the Angel and the Donkey.
Chocolate Advent calendars were quite expensive in the sixties, that is if they even existed then.

It could be a wintry scene, it could be just a picture of a Christmas card, little anything leading up to 24th December.  There are lots of Christmas pictures online, or it could be something from YouTube, or just a Christmas picture of your own 


It would be lovely if lots of people could join in or link up........... 
Just leave a comment and I will list you all who are joining in.  

Rules..........

1) You don't have to follow this blog if you would like to join in but would be rather nice if you were a follower.....

2) Put a photo of something christmassy on your blog everyday from 1st to 24th December.  
This can be from the computer, You Tube, or your own personal pictures.

3) Have fun choosing pictures and go and see what others have put

on.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Quilts for the grandchildren


I made the above quilt in less than four weeks.  This one is for my youngest grand-daughter.  I decided that this year for Christmas they were going to have something handmade and practical.  The pinky stripes and stars are actually pin head polka dots in red on white background


The main squares are crazy patchwork, done as foundation work, the stars are appliqued on and machined on too.  This quilt is for a little girl who will be three in January.  


As you can see the backing and the main colour of the quilt is red.  I had to do it.....  as her name is Scarlett!


This is a her brother Liam's quilt, can be seen here


This is Caitlin's quilt, can be seen here

I had made Caitlin's last year but never gave it to her until I had completed her brother and sister's quilts.  After I finished Caitlin's quilt I didn't pick any crafting for about a year.  I just didn't feel like doing anything for nearly a year.

(click pictures to enlarge)


Friday, 11 November 2016

Lest we forget





For the Fallen 
By Laurence Binyon 

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, 
England mourns for her dead across the sea. 
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, 
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal 
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, 
There is music in the midst of desolation 
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young, 
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. 
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; 
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; 
They sit no more at familiar tables of home; 
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time; 
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound, 
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight, 
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known 
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain; 
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, 
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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My special brooch I wear today too with my Red Poppy