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when the flames of friendship grow
embers never dim
This photo was taken on a very special New Year’s Day on Mwnt beach with my cousin.
You can see more about the event in this post: Mwnt beach on New Year’s Day
Gosh the weather was fierce that day – the wind blowing up spray from the breaking waves.
My cousin and I met as small children, but not since, and now over 50 years later we have discovered a very special friendship. I do love the way life goes round full circle.
More Wave – related goodies:
I hadn’t either until listening to the Museum of Curiosity which is my absolute favourite Radio 4 progamme.
Then there are the wonderfully relaxing waves of crochet in
and this ripple pattern which has featured in quite a few of my cushions and throws
Please leave link to your WAVES in the comments and I will include it in our monthly round up.
Some old photos of my children waving …….Bye for now
Later addition – after Alastair’s comment (below) I had to go on an explore and just look what I found
How cool is that!
I have vowed via my 17 for 2017 Challenge not to buy any new clothes in 2017.
Part of this challenge is to recycle or upcycle existing clothes. These trousers were bought over 12 years ago and I haven’t worn them for at least 10 years. The colour is a bit startling all in one block, slightly darker and more purple in reality. We are in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK, I need some shorts, so …..
The (long) shorts come just below my knobbly knees and I shall leave them to fray with wear. The colour is more bearable when there is less of it.
With the bonus of two pieces to play with …
…. on the left an idea for a small shoulder bag, just right for a child to take to the beach and on the right, fabric for textile books or another piece of textile art – fun!
Have you revamped any clothes recently?
even at six years
Ronovan has given us DARKNESS and DEEP this week in his weekly Haiku Challenge.
Mixing that with our Photo Prompt – FICTION.
My childhood was not always a happy place to be. There is a hint of that in my expression in the photo of me at about 6 years old, that little frown. The photo is in its original 1950s frame.
My Grandad and step-grandmother, Dabbity, provided me with a haven of books, cooking, gardening and needlework, I was always supremely happy when I was with them.
I learnt to read early and loved reading fiction as an escape. Perhaps that is why I hardly ever read fiction nowadays – no need to escape.
These are three favourite books of my childhood: Swiss Family Robinson, Monty Woodpig’s Caravan and Miss Richard’s Mouse
The illustrations in Miss Richard’s Mouse are a bit deep and dark and I remember feeling a bit scared of this book
Please leave your link to your work of FICTION in the comments, we’d love to see them.
Erigeron or Fleabane, neither are names pretty enough to describe this little gem of a daisy that grows on my patio, interwoven with what I think is a type of campanula. Both seed themselves liberally and I love them together.
The vase is a pot I bought in Florence, Italy in 1987 when I went there with my Dad. We had a wonderful time together, I have such happy memories of that long weekend .
It was Father’s Day here in the UK yesterday and he has been much in my thoughts. He died in 1998 and would have been 96 this year. He worked hard and played hard, loved a party, had a huge sense of fun and was never happier than when playing with his Grandchildren.
Teamed here with another of the textile pieces I’m working on
Title: “You are my happy”
I have to have several on the go at the same time. I seem to need to be able to have a rest from each colour combination in order to see each piece of work afresh.
Joining Cathy and ‘In a Vase on Monday’.
Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Matching the temperatures outside today.