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Pink Watering Can
A few years back, after helping put together 3 weddings and numerous Christenings, it was about to be my 60th birthday – I was planning a big event for ME! The theme was to be English Country Garden, I bought tiny colourful plastic flower pots in which I was going to serve chocolate mouse (earth) with pop cakes flowers in them, I bought a garden arch through which guests would enter the village hall, I intended to cover it with crocheted flowers, The drinks were going to be poured from brightly coloured watering cans …………..
Then my son and daughter-in-law annouced the impending arrival of twins – guess when they were due ON MY BIRTHDAY!
All plans for a big party were (happily) dropped – but I still have the watering cans!
And my children gave me a wonderful surprise birthday party in September on our family holiday. So all was very well!!!!
The can holds Jodie’s Forever Flowers and astrantia.
I know you have seen the Giraffe before (from Chive), I hope you don’t mind her making another appearance. I’m very fond of her and her headgear today is a white perenial foxglove called Snowy Mountain.
I bought the seeds at Chelsea Flower Show.
I grew 6 for myself and gave some to friends – they were beautiful in the first year – last year, gorgeous I was thrilled with them. All but one has died, the one I have left is pathetic, it has this one flower spike. Oh dear!
Painting by Kaneda Hanaki
I saw this painting when I was in Japan. When I got home, I contacted the gallery to see if it was still available and it was! I love its quirkiness.
Self-Hardening Clay objects:
Hedgehog with bead eyes: Made by Little Miss M
Pineapple 1 made by Little Bro
Pineapple 2 made by Bog Bro
Crocodile made by Miss E
Made by Devon ceramicist Ross Emerson
Joining the Garden Party at In a Vase on Monday.
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 ❤
On the scariest night of the year
The Halloween Disco was here
The Shelleys so cool
Dressed as ghosties and ghouls,
Looking rather scary and weird
Thriller got them up on the floor
Monster Mash had them begging for more,
Bewitched went down well
As did Bat out of Hell
And they danced as never before.
poem by Judy E. Martin
assemblage art by Sandra Dorey
background painting by Master R aged 8
Are you all ready for Halloween? The Shelleys are and at the Dee-I-esS-Cee-O!
Dancing to Bobby Pickett’s 1962 Monster Hit
Joining in with the Daily Post: Ghoulish
Our One-aWeek Photo Challenge Prompt this week is PAINT
Join Cathy and me by leaving a link to your post in the comments.
Archive posts and photos are as welcome as new ones.
Can you see the hint of a darker turquoise?
This is how she looked just after I added that row:
Sitting on the table I am making her for. I did wonder whether to stop here and leave it as a large mat for the table as it looked so pretty, but I’m itching to see what this pattern looks like when finished, so on I went.
I’ve had the mahogany table for years and I love the details in the design. I had to take it outside to get a decent photo of it.
As you can see it is not easy to clean!
I am using Scheepjes Cotton Bonbon and a 2mm hook.
It will measure approximately 1m across when completed.
In the top picture I have just started the 10th ball of the main colour.
It measures 29″ or 74cm across.
The background is one of my unfinished abstract paintings on canvas in acrylic paint.
Pop over to Nanacathy for her weekly gem ‘Knit and Natter Friday’ where you can chat about all things yarny.
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for ‘In a Vase on Monday’
with Purple Loosetrife, Marigold, Gardeners Gaiters, Pelargonium, Erigeron
Cee for Flower of the Day
Crochet Spiro Star as a centre for Mandala Madness in Scheepjes BonBon cotton, using a 2mm hook.
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