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Photo Challenge Round-Up: WORK


Kahlil Gibran says

Work is love made visible

and so is crochet



Our WORKers this week are:

Jane at Rainbow Junkie……. …………… ..buzzy and busy

Cathy at Nanacathy…….. ……. ……….. ……….sculpture

💜 me at Wild Daffodil……… ……… ……………..shibori

💜  Melissa at The Aran Artisan……………summer camp

⭐️ Denis at Haiku Hound…….. ………..  ……distraction

Christina A Look at the Little Things ……. ………done!

Dorris at Dig with Dorris ………… …… ………  .soil toil

Not so many this week, does that mean they were all hard at WORK

Update: an entry from Roz at Umpteen Things.

The 💜 denotes a post that is also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – it’s fun to combine the two.

The ⭐️ denotes a post with a poem or haiku written to go with the photo, but not using Ronovan’s prompt words.

Please let me know if I have missed anyone

Thank you everyone for your diligent WORK.

Next up is the Photo Prompt


Join in with our Challenge anytime and leave a link to your post. Go to the Photo Challenge Page to find out all about it and see the subjects for all the weeks ahead. The list was composed for your delight by Cathy, Jane, Melissa and me, Sandra – for fun!

Happy Valentine’s Day

I did it!3 heartsaI got a crocheted heart to each of my 8 grandchildren for today! It gives me a warm glow to know they have a symbol of Granny’s love and hugs with them. The ones above are for Miss E, Master R and Little Miss M, they all really loved them, really it surprised me how much, and have hung them by their beds as have Big Bro and Little Brobluheart

who wore them round their wrists all day yesterday when they were with me, except when we went digging compost in the garden. The hearts got tucked into pockets then.3x3

I’m hoping the others made their way to London ok.

Here’s wishing you a happy day filled with love and hugs! ❤





GARDEN DIARY                                                                                                               We dodged the showers of rain and dug compost out of the rotary compost maker. The boys squealed with joy to see the masses of little reddish wiggly worms. We put some in a jam jar to look at later. Then we spread the compost around the raspberry canes, talking of the yummy fruit we will be eating in the summer.


3 heartswhDo you ever feel plagued by ‘good’ ideas!

I had Life Coaching a few years back with Duncan Coppock (brilliant by the way! If you give him a call, say hi from me – he put a part of my story in his book) and together we worked out questions I should ask myself when I am struck (yes that is how it feels) by a ‘good'(?) idea.

‘Do I really want to begin this project?


How does it relate to my long-term goals?

Do I have time to do it well?

Am I ready to make this commitment?

These questions have been up in my workroom for years – do I ask myself these questions ……. ever?! No!!!!

I have now put them in a more prominent place, above the kettle in the kitchen – AND I need to add another question:                                                                             Is this the most important thing to do today!!!!

The hearts are the latest ‘good’ idea – I wanted to make one for each of my grandchildren for Valentine’s Day – What was I thinking – I have 8 grandchildren!!! and I only thought of it a few days ago.      3 hearts

After spending far too much time experimenting to get these hearts right, time is running out – SO, for the Valentine’s Day, Big Sister and The Twins who live a 4 hour drive away will be getting these dingly dangly hearts. The eldest is 5, so she gets the one with the beads, the twins are only half past two, so no beads allowed.

(I had hoped to get a pattern and tutorial together to add to my free patterns – too ambitious! But it will come … maybe in time for next year’s Valentine’s Day.)



Phew! I just finished them today in time to get them in the post, complete with Swarovski crystals and miracle beads.                                                                              I might just have time to do some heart badges for the other 5 by Saturday ……

GARDEN DIARY                                                                                                                    The veg trugs just outside my front door were weeded, they are jam packed with self sown parsley and rocket, I graze as I go.                                                             And I found a few more snowdrops peeping up, I’m SO pleased to see them. They are a bit late but they are there, that’s the main thing.                                                 A few cyclamen and anemone blanda are in flower.