There is one plant that always reminds me of my grandparents garden.
I spent so many happy hours with them.
Well, the month is up! Here are the last few cards that I made to raise money for the Alzeimers Society.
I’m delighted to have raised £175.00 I’ll leave them up for a while as Just Giving leave the page open for a few more months. Thanks so much everyone. I really appreciate the encouragement you have all given me. If you want to look at the cards you can find them all linked from here.
Mum’s birthday was on June 26th. I spent some time with her, she is so precious. I love her to bits. It was good to reflect on the good and bad times that we have been through together. There have been far more good times than bad – and nothing can take those away.
I took this photograph this morning. Not only is the puddle unique – there isn’t another one exactly the same – that ripple is caused by a single unique drop of rain!
Isn’t nature wonderful! Find out more about the challenge here. Lots more to see linked from there too, and you’ll find a few related posts from others below.
Smile a lot
Lunch with an old school friend.
Did you take the walk with me last week? You wil remember that I said I had more! The place is the same, but futher down the canal. Just a few steps, but more inspiration. Some of the pictures fit perfectly into the current Weekly Photo Challenge too, but I wanted to keep them for this post.
So, you will have gathered that I’m looking for stitching patterns, colour combinations and design elements. I won’t go through them in quite the same way as before, so refer to that post if you don’t understand what I mean, but maybe you can already see some machine embroidery being inspired by the water in the above picture
It was impossible to take this shot without the sun interfering. However, it introduces another element that might not have otherwise been considered. A sheer fabric can change an underlying element in just this way. A new inspiration?
And this marks the point of the end of this 100. The blue boat that featured last week is just out of sight. However, by just standing still there is much to see.
This pair of swans is resident in these waters. They hatch their young on the far bank each year, they are very curious, and always come to say ‘Hi’.
Don’t let them distract, though, look at the refelections too!
More sheers for the magical effect on the far bank?
The picture above and the one below were taken by just spinning round 180 deg (actually, I don’t do spinning, it was a little slower than that).
We are so blessed to live with such a beautiful resource on our doorstep.
Incidently, we took a walk to the bridge yesterday. Evidence of work shown last week is still there, it is being cleared this week, but the barrier has been removed and everything is getting back to ‘normal’
You remember that it was in the post?
It was a food package to a(n almost) starving student!
Arrival was a little delayed due to the Royal Mail, but all was delivered safely today.
Just for fun
I sent this too
Mounted and ready for hanging on a student wall! Bright, cheerful, and a chicken.
Well, why not?
Way back in June I showed you this picture, in this post
The post was a little cryptic, and I never did tell you the purpose of the moo cards. Now, however, I can take it a stage further.
The day had been a busy one. Firstly, it was my mother’s 94th birthday. We had visited in the morning, which is the best time for her as she sleeps away the afternoon. During the afternoon we met and entertained our youngest grandson, the one who turned 5 earlier this week (actually, he entertained us, rather than the other way around). Next we had to ‘hot foot’ it over to the other side of the county for a Private View.
The following photograph is dreadful. The lighting was atrocious, and there was no room to move. I’ve only captured a small corner of the exhibit, but this was the entry by our eldest grand-daughter for her exhibition at the end of last term.
She researched the life of a 1950′s housewife. There were copious notes in folders and files, and photographs galore, including those on the ‘wall’, suitably posed by other students on her course, and taken by our grand-daughter. The photographs were excellent, and she actually sold some during the evening. Fabrics were hand printed and all items (except the radio) were made by here. We were very proud to be there at the private view.
A place at University had already been offered, but following the exhibition she learnt that the status had been changed to ‘Unconditional’. Unlike many other students she didn’t have to wait for today’s results (which were excellent, by the way) to find out her fate! Next term she is off to study Writing, Fashion and Culture. I’m quite envious, it looks an exciting course. So, the first part has ended, and a new era awaits. Congratulations, I can’t wait to see what happens from now on.
Signed – a very proud Grandma!