Blogs I Follow
- so here is the thing
- View From Our Hill
- The Sandy Chronicles
- Once a designer...
- Going Batty in Wales
- Alice Fox Textiles
- The Shrub Queen
- Photographic Memories
- lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown
- Amanda Jones Crochet
- Ramblings From Jewels
- Creating my own garden of the Hesperides
- The Loopy Stitch
- Fig Jam and Lime Cordial
- The Dorset Rambler
- The Wee House Of Crochet
- Dorset Dawdlers
- The Crafty Therapist
- Morale Fiber
- Tea & Paper
- Julia's Creative Year
- Maria Clarke-Wilson
- The Contented Crafter
- Sewing Etc.
- Words and Herbs
- It's all in a Nutshell Crochet
- Notes From the Hinterland
- Eliza Waters
- Pink Cobwebs
- Buttercup and Bee
- the willow witch
- Life is too short to drink bad wine
- I Am Branching Out
- Well Hopper
- from sewing room to potting shed
- Barn House Garden
- T H I M B E R L I N A
- Postcard from Gibraltar
- An Artist's Journal
- KDD & Co
- Petal & Pins
Category Archives: photosImage
It is very exciting to see one’s name in print and even more exciting to know that this blog has provided a spark of inspiration for a fellow blogger.
They had given her some ideas about how to revive some of her Temari Balls, follow the link to see her blog post about them. She told me about the article she was planning to write and asked if it was ok to mention my blog – of course I was delighted to say ‘YES’!
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Eeek! Thank you Amanda – so thrilling! What a joy to receive this book in the post.
The book is beautifully produced. I wrote to the publishers to ask permission to post these photos and got such warm and generous replies. The book is satin-like to the touch and full of gorgeous photos, useful information and packed with ideas.
You can find previous editions on their website, and they can also be bought as PDFs.
I am really going to enjoy reading the articles and fancy having a go at the ‘Wax and Dammar’ – Dammar is a new word for me – a resin apparently. I have never done any encaustic work before and I am intrigued.
Let me know if you have worked with wax and dammar – I would love to hear any tips you might be able to pass on.
Just after walking under blackening skies
and being drenched with icy rain and pelted with hailstones
The first photo was taken by my lovely walking friend – and that’s J in the last photo. Such happy memories of a multitude of walks over the years – and this one was right up there in the top 10!
❤ Have you found some magic this week? ❤
Imagine my delight when I went for a walk at Overcombe beach yesterday morning and saw PINK seaweed!
It was such a beautiful morning and there were quite a few people swimming
with the backdrop of huge cruise ships sitting in the bay. There have been up to 10 at a time out there as they sit out the pandemic in the shelter of Weymouth Bay
They are quite a sight – some are enormous!
But I was far more interested in the seaweed and just looking at the pebbles
and other finds
meet Rocky (found on different day)
and this is when Rocky met Bob, who lives at my daughter’s house
and this is me (on the left) and my sister on Newgale beach in Pembrokeshire, circa1962.
Who had one of those bathing suits? And why on earth did we have to wear those horrid hats in the sea!
Yes Cathy, you were right!
Liitle Miss M asked for the blanket to be for Pebble and I crumbled!
Pebble arrived yesterday and has settled right in. I am not one to go all gooey over animals in general but ……. I have to admit I’m smitten.
and later, (circa 1974) curled up with Basil and Rue, our two rescue cats, next to the solid fuel Rayburn in the kitchen, on a very comfortable chair I bought in an auction for £1.
Dido went on to have 8 puppies and by the time of this photo was taken, with my son (then two and a half, now 44) she was heartily fed up with them!
The next photo is when Pebble met Little Miss M and Master R for the first time, after school yesterday. She snuggled in and went to sleep just after this photo was taken with two very happy children, beaming from ear to ear.
My daughter sent me a text this morning to say Pebble is very happy with the Rainbow blanket and slept on it last night, and sent this photo, saying that Pebble seems to be a fan of the scrap happy blanket too.
Happy Days ahead!
This is a photo of my Grandmother with my father on her knee.
I have been having a sort out and came across this photo – that is my Dad, third from the left, aged about 10, circa 1931.
Time to share the windows we have found to photograph …
This month I have been noticing Shop Windows – this one in my little rural local town
Who would buy those lurid meringues? Would you?
And yum-yum ….. A Splat Cake! ??????
In contrast how about the window of The Grand, Piccadilly, London.
(click on the photos to see them full screen)
Laduree, which apparently invented the recipe for Macarons.
In contrast again the shops in Bethnal Green Road are a little more earthy
like The Green Factory,
then turn a corner into Brick Lane and all manner of amazing street art assaults the senses
This is the side window of a leather goods shop.
I look forward to seeing what windows you have found in your part of the world – archive or current, all welcome. Just leave a link in the Comments.
I have really enjoyed having one subject to focus on this year, it has made me look at the world from a slightly different perspective, I do hope you have enjoyed it as well.
So, what about next year …. thank you to everyone who has offered suggestions, all wonderful ideas, …… one of my great loves is Textiles and this has gone up a gear since being part of the Stitchbook Collective.
Next year Wild Daffodil’s photographic monthly sharing of photos will turn into
Still on the first Tuesday of each month, it will be wonderful to see what Textiles you find to photograph.
Whether the textiles are in your own home, something you are working on, or have seen when you are out and about, I’m really quite excited to see what turns up on
Textile Tuesdays 2020
It is the first Tuesday of the month, time to share some photographs of WINDOWS, our theme for the whole of 2019.
I have to admit it crept up on me this month, as the last few weeks have been busy with grandchildren on their summer holidays – I’m one very happy but very tired Granny!
So I have been dreaming of holidays – and thinking of windows seen on holidays in the past – this one with shutters in a little beach shop on Nevis in the Caribbean in May 2017
Love those colours together.
In contrast, this one seen on a walk to Pickering from Whistle Stop Cottage last November
and a bizarre shop window in Tokyo from November 2015
Do you have any window photos to share this month.
All are welcome whether they are current or archive posts – sometimes it is fun to revisit blog posts from a few years ago. To join in you can put a link in the comments of this post anytime until the next month begins on the first Tuesday in October.
My Mum and me on my wedding day, 30th. September, 1972.
Granny found the trampoline – you’re never too old to enjoy a kids’ play park – right?
Happy New Year!
I do hope the festive season has been kind to you all and you were able to spend it in the way you wanted to.
Here we are at our first photographic meet up of year – I really am excited to see what windows you have found to share with us over the coming months.
But first a Round Up of links to the posts in 2018:
And a very warm THANK YOU! to all who entered the challange in 2018:
Nanacathy, Gillyflower, The Crafty Creek, Postcard From Gibraltar, Rainbow Junkie, Sewing Etc, Murtagh’s Meadow, Quaint Revivial, Cathy @ Still Waters, Kristabella’s Hodgepodge, The Grange Range, Susan Rushton, Hook This, Weave That,
You all made it such a fun challenge and it was lovely to link in with you on the first Tuesday of each month.
So here we go again: I wandered round my village last night and got some very blurry photos, but I kinda like them
Must get myself a tripod if I’m going to take photos at night again
They look a bit drunk! Very appropriate for New Year’s Eve.
Join in by leaving a link in the comments any time up until Tuesday 5th February.