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My dear friend Rachel and her husband, who live in America, have created some wonderful paintings – and they are all for Sale:
“Your purchase will help support Healing the Healer workshops for youth in foster care and Everytown For Gun Safety, which supports common-sense reforms to end gun violence.”
Click here to read all about it.
All paintings are sold by donation (+shipping) and every penny will be split 50/50 between the two chosen causes.
Please go and have a look at all the amazing art still available.
❤ Blessings Rachel and Rocky ❤
Sweet Cicely and Red Campion, both from my garden, sit in an orange metal jug that has ‘Made in Yuogoslavia’ on its base. My Mum used to have a stall in Wimborne market buying and selling all sorts of bits and pieces – I think she probably bought more than she sold! But she used to find us all some wonderfully fun and quirky gifts – this jug was one of them.
I use Sweet Cicely stalks to sweeten rhubarb, I never use sugar nowadays, I might pop in a few raisins or dates to add a bit of sweetness too.
The pelargonium has been flowering for over a year now, and the marigolds sit in a Victorian glass ink pot, I found in a hedge in the 1970s.
Pop along to Cathy’s place for a flower feast in her In a Vase on Monday meme, where a happy band of gardeners from all over the world chat about all things horticultural.
Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
This is so relaxing to make and I’m enjoying making up the colour order as I go.
I started from the top of the picture with sky:
Cloud Blue, Sherbert, Cream, Soft Peach, Sherbert, Cream, Buttermilk, Soft Peach, Silver, Cloud Blue.
Then the sea:
Denim, Petrol, Storm, Denim, Aster, Cloud Blue, Petrol, Aster, Cloud Blue, Sherbert.
Breaking waves in Cream, Sherbert, Cream
onto a sandy beach: Buttermilk, Camel, Buttermilk
and one row of pebbles in Silver.
All in Stylecraft Special DK (acrylic) and a 4.5mm hook.
Pattern: Cosy Stripe by Lucy at Attic24.
I have made this pattern before when I joined in with Lucy’s Crochet Along (Cal) and I’m loving making another.
Graphite rocks will come next and then some grassy cliffs, followed by more sky …………
and so to choose more pink for the sunrise/sunset
Or liven it up with the corals of Pomegranate and Blush
Which I think would require a more colourful sea beneath it, so I would add Empire into the blues. That Empire blue is much more vibrant in reality – you can see all the colours on the Wool Warehouse website here. But even there it is difficult to see the true colour. Blush is much more peachy pink than it looks on the website.
Which pinks would you choose? I’d love to know!
As Miss E would say when she was about 2 “cany’elp me?”
Joining today’s Daily Post: Lines
On the first Tuesday of each month, let’s meet up with a link or links to current or archive photographs and/or blog posts on a theme. Enter as many photos and links as you like as long as they fit the one word subject. Obscure and creative thinking welcomed!
Our theme tomorrow is
to warm us up in one of the coldest months of the year in this Northern hemisphere
and here are the rest of the prompts for the year ahead
The link below is to a PDF for you to download if you would like to.