Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
And just because I don't like to post without a picture here is a snap of some lovely silk threads I purchased in a bargain bundle off Ebay recently.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
I don't know if it just the cold weather but I'm finding it difficult to knit up more than a few rows at a time as my hands soon start to get really stiff. Oh well despite this and the fact that I'm a slow knitter I'm hopeful that this will come together pretty quickly and I'll have a new hat to wear before the cold snap disappears.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
In contrast to the grey skies of Friday Saturday was a beautiful blue sky day. We drove around for a bit coming across old mine buildings and 'The Nine Maidens' stones. Local legend has it that the maidens were turned to stone for dancing on a Sunday.
At midday we found ourselves at the pretty fishing village of Padstow and of course it would have been plain rude not to partake in a traditional fish and chip lunch (grin).
Our final stop of the day involved some more coast path walking as we went to Bedruthan Steps I had lots of time to partake in one of my favourite pastimes 'Photographing the photographer' Before watching the beautiful sunsetEven the drive home today revealed some surprises as we came across this beautiful derelict church at Bolventor.I have to admit that I couldn't resist risking capture for trespass to photograph this beautiful door and some amazing grave stones.
There is a planning notice up which says that the building will likely soon be converted into residential accommodation, wouldn't it be amazing to have a garden of the dead? .... such a beautiful thought.
Friday, January 02, 2009
As I'm sure is pretty obvious Y is for yellow! I used the same technique for the green stripes card a few posts ago.
So far I'm signed up for 2 postcard swaps in January adding up to just 4 postcards to make. The branch of the embroidery guild that I belong to is also doing a postcard challenge this year which I would like to participate in but I really am going to try and keep the postcards to a minimum and explore other things this year.