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Photo Challenge Round Up – December

 

The very last One-a-Week Photo Challenge Round-Up.

It has been a joy to have compiled the list and co-hosted with Cathy and an absolute delight to see all the entries through the year. Thank you to everyone who made this challenge so very interesting, varied and fun.

Week 49: DARK

Cathy at Nanacathy

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 50: GENTLE

Cathy at Nanacathy

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week: 51 WINDOW

Cathy at Nanacathy

Kathy at Sewing Etc

Murtagh’s Meadow

Postcard from Gibraltar

Valerie at Gillyflower

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 52: POP

Cathy at Nanacathy

Murtagh’s Meadow

Postcard from Gibraltar

Valerie at Gillyflower

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

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Did I miss anybody? Please let me know if I did.

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I’m certainly going to miss our weekly gathering, and I could not let go of meeting up regularly so I would absolutely love it if you would like to join in with my

Monthly Meet-Up

Live on the first Tuesday of each month and open for you to leave a link for the whole month.

This month’s prompt is SPARKLE, click on the link to leave your Sparkling entry in the comments.

February’s prompt is WARM

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There are many other Photo Challenges in Blogland but there are two rather lovely spin offs from this one:

Firstly are our very own

Postcard from Gibraltar’s

2018 Friday Photo Challenge

2018 Friday Photo Challenge

and secondly

One hosted by Kati at Magic Spark giving our 2017 list another spin around the block.

Kati saw an entry on Postcard from Gibraltar’s blog and was inspired to create her own weekly challenge, in fact she has 7 regular topics you might like to take a look at here.

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So farewell to the One-a-Week Photo Challenge and hello to the Monthly Meet-Up

Keeeeeeeep Sparkling!

Pop

Our last One-a-Week Photo Challenge Prompt – it has been a wonderful year of getting together each week with Cathy and all the wonderful entries for our challenge. Thank you so much to each person who sent an entry and each person who left a comment – it has been a really lovely way to get to know you all. When I think of the entries I think of inventiveness, creativity and blogging friendship.

When we put POP as the prompt for December, I imagined the pop of Champagne corks and Party Poppers – and I did try yesterday to get some action shots of both – but they were all terrible photos! So – as I often do, I scrolled back through my Photo Library looking for a ‘pop’. I didn’t have to go far to find some POPcorn stitches

Amanzi popcorn stitches

The Amanzi Block by Jen Tyler is full of them!

They are great stitches for adding pops of colour and texture.

Here is a You Tube clip showing you how to crochet a Popcorn Stitch.

I have been making this pattern using different colour orders – all in Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook. The top one will be felted as a table mat, the bottom one is heading towards becoming a cushion cover.

Amanzi block, crochet, Jen Tyler

The backs are a fascinanting pattern tooback of Amanzi block

So it is farewell to a weekly Photo Challenge which I have been doing for 3 years now – every week for three years – I’m impressed that I have managed to do that.

It all started as Blue Daisyz 52 week Challenge in 2015, and then 4 of us joined forces to create a new challenge for 2016, and this year it was Cathy and me. It has been fun!

I’m looking forward to seeing your POPs! Please leave a link in the comments.

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The new Monthly Meet-Up will be on the first Tuesday in Jaunary

the prompt is

SPARKLE

Dark

Kaffe Fassett, quilt

patchwork, Kaffe Fassett

The Kaffe Fassett exhibition, currently on at Mottisfont, Hampshire is beautifully staged.

Some of the rooms are light and bright and some are dimly lit with rich and cosy colours – so dark it was difficult to take photos of the wonderful quilting.

My entry in our One-a-week Photo Challenge.

Please leave a link to your entry in the comments.

Photo Challenge Round-Up: November

Week 45 WALK

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Denis at Haiku Hound

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 46 LETTER

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Denis at Haiku Hound

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 47 LIGHT

Cathy at Nanacathy

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Postcard from Gibraltar

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 48 COMFORTABLE

Cathy at Nanacathy

Karina at Murtagh’s Meadow

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

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Did I miss anybody? Please let me know if I did.

Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

Only 4 more left!

What a wonderful year of photos. A huge thank you to everyone of you who has contributed.

Next year there will be something different ……….

Comfortable

Kaffe Fassett at Mottisfont

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Mottisfont.

His colours and cosy chunky sweaters say ‘Comfortable’ to me.

To join in with our Photo Challenge just leave a link to your Comfortable photos in the comments.

Also joining the Daily Post: Knit

and

Cee’s FunFoto Challenge: Letter ‘O’

Must have the letter ‘O’ anywhere in the word.

 

Light

Tate Modern, Tate ExchangeMy visit to the Tate Modern on Friday 10th November, was the perfect start to my birthday weekend

wooden framed light shades

The Exchange is a room in the new building at the Tate for interactive projects. I didn’t stop to make a lampshade but did watch a few people doing it. You can get a free cuppa in the Tate Exchange Room – worth knowing!

The exibition in the Turbine Hall, by three Danish artists from an artists’ Collective called SUPERFLEX is also interactive – read all about it here. And see a photo of the artists here,

‘Interactive’ is my favourite form of art.

This exhibit strongly relies on LIGHT and reflection. You can lie on a stripey carpet and watch the huge shiny ball as it swings overhead….

Turbine Hall, Tate Modern

Click on any photo to see it in more detail.

Turbine Hall Tate nov 17

Lots of people were enjoying the bubbles this Mum was blowing as they walked up the carpet.

Whole families could swing together in the rest of the hall, it was fun.

This next picture is taken from a bridge that connects the two buildings.

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overview

broken by split layers

Tate Modern

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One-a-week Photo Challenge, prompt: LIGHT

To join in, leave a link in the Comments to your post – past or present.

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and joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: BROKEN and OVER

Shop

fun fake flowers

spooky nights?

dark ghoulish oufit?

not for me

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Now, what do you think I’m going to do with these? Any ideas?

My entry in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge

Please leave your link in the comments here or on Cathy’s post.

These fabric flowers are my latest purchase online from a fairly local Craft Shop called Hobbycraft

And joining in with

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: SPOOKY and NIGHT

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Happy Halloween

assemblage art

Happy Samhain

remembering our ancestors

Paint

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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.

Muddle

collection of shells and coral

walk by lake or sea

to calm the mind and spirit

beachcombing works well

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As I get into a frenzy of creativity, creating patterns and people with shells, my collection gets in a right old muddle – they need sorting out again.

Joining Cathy and our wonderful band of contributors in our One-a-Week Challenge

We would love you to join us – just leave a link to your ‘Muddle’ in the comments, either here or on Cathy’s blog post.

Also joining Ronovan in his weekly Haiku Challenge

Prompts this week are LAKE and CALM

 

 

Photo Challenge Round-Up: September

 

Week 36: FOUND

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Murtagh’s Meadow

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 37: BEACH

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Murtagh’s Meadow

Denis at Haiku Hound

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 38: ORDERLY

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Murtagh’s Meadow

Denis at Haiku Hound

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 39: SHADOW

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Murtagh’s Meadow

Denis at Haiku Hound

Postcard from Gibraltar

Kathy at Sewing Etc

Gillyflower

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

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Did I miss anybody? Please let me know if I did.

 

Regal

teabag tealight

I don’t need Christmas

My heart celebrates Solstice

Turning to the light

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Using a bit of poetic licence here to meet our One-a-Week Photo Challenge Prompt: Regal

I was trying to make a tealight holder out of used teabags that was not so BROWN.

After painting it with white Gesso it somehow said ‘Christmas’ to me, so I painted the inside with some gold paint, a few dots around the outside and then it said ‘CROWN’.

used teabags tealight

used teabags tealight

used teabags - tealight holder

Also joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku challenge – prompt words HEART and NEED

Rust

 

vintage truck

no silk or satin

to grace my skin, happier

in a rusty truck

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Cathy-and-Daffy’s One-A-Week Photo Challenge – RUST

and

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, Prompts: SKIN and SILK

Join in our challenge by adding a link in the comments on either blog, we’d love to see your interpretation of this week’s subject.

Next week – REGAL

From Rust to Regal, we like to mix it up!

 

Shadow

walk, a boy and his stick

remember

sweet scents of childhood

in green lanes

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Join Cathy and me in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge,  by leaviing a link in the comments

and

Ronovan in the weekly Haiku Challenge. This week’s prompts: SWEET and SCENT

The photo is of Master R, taken in summer 2016 at Kingston Lacy, one of our favourite places for a day out.

 

Orderly

shell collection from Abu Dhabi

touch, smell, remember

how did life get so busy

miss beachcombing days

 

AbuDhabishells

shell from Abu Dhabi

All these shells and pieces of coral were collected in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.

Two weeks of warm sunshine, sitting on the beach, wandering slowly along the shoreline, knitting, reading and arranging shells ……. ah! ………… sigh …….

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shell mandala

You might recognize some pieces that have been used in my shell pictures.

My entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt: ORDERLY

combining with

Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: TOUCH and MISS

I could happily spend days arranging collections of objects in an orderly fashion – how about you?

Photo Challenge Round Up: August

Week 31 : LANE

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 32: POINT

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 33: THRIFT

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Murtagh’s Meadow

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 34: FOLD 

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Kathy at Sewing Etc.

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 35: SHARP

Cathy at Nanacathy

Denis at Haiku Hound

Jane at Rainbow Junkie

Postcard from Gibraltar

Murtagh’s Meadow

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

It has been so good to do this Round-Up – a great way to catch up with all the wonderful entries. Thank you so much to all of you who have entered a photo. Please let me know if I have missed any – August skidded by and I was pedalling hard to keep up.

Cathy and I look forward to seeing all the interesting variety of takes on the September Subjects. As Cathy says, “HAPPY SNAPPING!”

 

Found

Geocache

geocache

late holiday find

left hidden

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We went hunting for a Geocache on our family holiday in Solva in Wales at the end of July. There are quite a lot registered in that area, but this one was very close to where we were staying. It was fun: first we discovered the general location from the Geocache website, and there was a code to crack to give us a clue about the exact location. But I don’t think we would have found it without the help of my daughter’s Smart phone.

Miss E, Master R and Little Miss M were all very excited to find the plastic pot. We lifted the cache and took it back to the B&B to show the rest of the family

This is what we found inside the cache

Geocache find

The idea is that you can take an item from the cache and replace it with a little gift. It was fun to read what others had written, but we were just a little bit disappointed to discover  a marble and some sweets. Nobody wanted to eat the sweets, Little Miss M wanted to keep the marble.  We threw a couple of sweets in the bin and the children had fun deciding what to leave in their place. This is what we put back in the cache: A sheet of stickers, a butterfly candle, a rubber, and a Love Rock

cache treats

We put the cache back where we found it and covered it up with stones

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This is my entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge this week, leave a link to what you have FOUND this week in the comments to be included n my monthly Round-Up of entries. And pop across to see what others have found on Nanacathy.

Also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, his prompt words this week are: LATE and HOLIDAY

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Solva is a very special place for me and I have been there many times: if you would like to see more photos or read more about it put ‘Solva’ in the SEARCH box at the top right of this page and the former blog entires are listed there.

Sharp

Spiro Star and Sol crochet mandala centres

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sharp eyes, sharp scissors

small hooks, smart patterns to please 

each round exciting

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Joining two challenges together:

Our One-a-Week Photo Challenge

and

Ronaovan’s Haiku Challenge: PLEASURE and EXCITE

 

Inspired by some of the mini crocheted mandalas I’ve seen in online crochet groups I am trying my hand at making a couple whilst me hands and eyes can still cope!

The white one ‘Sol’  by Zoya Matyushenko on Ravelry, her designs are amazing! Each round is a little gem in itself. I’m making this in Cotton thread – Scheepjes BonBon, Bridal White, with a 1.25 mm hook, although if I did it again in this cotton I would choose a 1.5mm.

The turquoise one is Spiro Star by Helen Shrimpton which I am making with the same thread and a 2mm hook. My plan is to make a one colour Mandala Madness with Spiro Star at the centre.

 

Join Cathy and me in our weekly Photo Challenge by leavig a link to your ‘Sharp’ photo in the comments.

 

Fold

Mandala Centres

shell shapes coastal hues

hookery yarning along

peaceful mandalas

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Joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: SHELL and COAST

The mandalas are getting rather big to photograph, so this week’s prompt for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge gave me an idea.

two MMs

The one on the left is in Stylecraft Special DK acrylic yarn using a 4mm hook, in colours chosen by Little Miss M (aged 5).

The one on the right in in Scheepjes Stonewashed 4ply, cotton and acrylic, using a 3.5mm hook. Colours chosen by me with the twins (aged 4) in mind.

The Spiro Star in the top photo and the square, ‘Fantastic’, designed by Julie Yeager,  are in Stylecraft Special DK, using a 5mm hook and in colours chosen by Master R (aged 7).

The Mandala pattern, called Mandala Madness is a free pattern and comes from the amazing designer Helen Shrimpton. You can find it on her website or on Ravelry. I used another of her patterns: Spiro Star at the centre of my mandalas. With Helen’s permission I created a photo tutorial of how I joined the two together and Helen has incuded a link to it on her site.

Mandala Madness is a pattern for a huge mandala, I am trying to adapt it to be suitable for a bedspread for a single bed. It makes my brain ache, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

Cathy has a very different ‘fold’ for our delight – pop over and have a look.

Leave a link to your fold photo in the comments and I will include it in the monthly round-up. It is always fun to see the variety that we find for each subject.

Thrift

Sculpture By the Lakes

Photos taken at Sculpture by the Lakes in May 2014 of this bronze sculpture surrounded by thrift.

Sculpture by the Lakes

joining Cee’s Flower of the Day

Sculpture by the Lakes

and look, it’s the same colour as my handbag

Kipling Handbag

If you ever get a chance to go to these gardens, go – it is the most stunningly beautiful, peaceful spot with spectacular sculpture and superb garden design all to the highest quality.

On the subject of ‘thrift’ does mending count? bringing me right back down to earth …….

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…the pile of mending and alterations that sit on the end of my sofa waiting for me to be in the right mood to tackle it. Bimbo’s ear and a couple of his seams need attention and the doll needs her foot. The rest of it (mostly for grandhchildren) is much less appealing!

Thank you for all the entires to this week’s  Photo Challenge, I’m a little late to the party this week, but managed to squeak in. Leave a link in the comments to be included in the monthly round-up.

Photo Challenge Round-Up: July

 

Week 27 : TURN

Cathy at Nanacathy

Denis of Haiku Hound

Postcard from Gibraltar, plus the bonus of a superb ‘Wave’ photo.

Murtagh’s Meadow

Lisa of GreenbowGardens

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 28: PAIR

Cathy at Nanacathy

Jane at RainbowJunkie

Denis at Haiku Hound

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 29: WASTE

Cathy at Nanacathy

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Week 30: CACHE

Cathy at Nanacathy

Postcard from Gibraltar

Murtagh’s Meadow

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Kathy at SewingEtc

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Thank you to everyone who entered our One-a-Week Photo Challenge, I have really enjoyed putting the Round-Up together and seeing them all again.

What with problems with my computer, going away and ‘life’, the Round -Up is a little late this month. Please let me know if I have missed anyone.

 

All the weeks together, with thanks to Rainbow Junkie for the graphics:

Weekly Photo Challenge 2017