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In a Dish on Monday

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My daughter and her family (Miss E, Master R, Little Miss M and Mr.M) went on holiday last week. To welcome them home I made this little cameo, which is photographed in my hall before I took it to their house.

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Joining Cathy for her worldwide garden party held every Monday over at Rambling in the Garden.

I used hebe, hazel, primrose, succulents and this flower spike from a laurelDSC_0456

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A few empty snail shells were put in the corner as Little Miss M loves snails – when she was 2 she collected them and made houses for them.

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In the early 1990s I worked at Dansel , a bespoke woodworking Gallery. If you are ever in Dorset it is well worth a visit. It was a wonderful place to work and very tempting. I am lucky enough to have a few pieces from those days. Each piece was signed by the maker. The mirror frame was made by Simon Teed.

The sycamore bowl was made by Peter Dalby in 1992. It holds Angel Cards, which were created as part of the Transformation Game at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland.

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If you would like me to pick a card for you, let me know in the comments.

The picture you can see in the mirror is a piece of felt I made at a workshop run by Di Pattinson a few years ago.

I can highly recommend her workshops.

The piece was immediately pinned to a canvas painted with acrylic paint mixed with sandDSC_0518 and there it sits – I always intended to do more to it but now I think I like it as it is. I could fix the pins at the back with Sugru.DSC_0520The diamond weaving hanging below it was made for me by Miss E for my birthday. She knows my favourite colours! Orange and pink together always a winner!

Maybe, I could fix it on to the painting ……. hmmmm ….. ….DSC_0537

I’ll leave for a while….. I think I like it ….. what do you think?

Crochet cross country

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aaaaaaaah – that view!!!

On Monday a friend and I went off to meander around West Dorset and take in some ozone packed Art on display through Dorset Arts Weeks .

We drove to Abbotsbury and visited Dansel Wood Gallery. We had met there when we both worked in the Gallery 20 years ago. The view above was on my journey to work each morning and it never failed to give me a gasp of pleasure, and I thought I must have one of the best commutes in the world! (the ferry across Sydney Harbour Australia possibly just beats it!).

I can highly recommend the coffee shop at Dansel too – giving time for a catch-up chat with our former boss,  and to do a spot of crochet

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I’m so enjoying building memories into this throw.

Then on to a blustery Burton Bradstock for a blast along the beach

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before dropping in on Carolyne Kardia’s Open Studio – what a fabulous spaceck

adding a few more stitches at the original home of Summer Flightckme

 

Gorgeous Exhibition!!!! Wonderful space, delightful artist!

And on to lunch at Down House Farm Cafe

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it is on the footpath and a bit tricky to get to by car, but well worth it for the friendly service, delicious menu and wonderful viewsview

and time for a more crochetfoot

 

Do you like my co-ordinating new sandals! Made by Adesso, bought in Wimborne’s Doris and Daisy ?

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whilst my friend browsed through the book to see where we would go next

A wonderful sunny Dorset day filled with Stunning Views, The Sea, Art, Friendship and re-connecting with old friends – all now crocheted into and held snuggly by my Summer Flight Throw.