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Van

spring into action

tidy up for a fresh look

and restore order

Our One-A-Week Photo Challenge prompt this week is VAN

combined with

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge – prompt words: SPRING and FRESH

The photos were taken when I was making a photographic record, for my farming son-in-law, of the building of his enormous new robotic dairy. The massive project took about 3 years to complete. It was fun to see all the different types of vehicles and extraordinary equipment arriving at the farm. The first van above belonged to a builder, the second to the engineer installing the robots.

Spring cleaning has been a theme for me this week as I have been tidying out drawers. Drawer number one, from this:

to this

I found evidence of moths so every surface inside and out of each drawer in the chest of drawers was vacuumed and washed. Then I sprinkled them with lavender and covered it with recycled packing paper that I ironed flat.I really don’t know if lavender works but it is supposed to. Worth a try as I have masses of it, harvested from the garden in August.

Do you have any tips of how to deter or get rid of moths?

This has fulfilled another element of my 17 for 2017 challenge! hurray!

(clearing and sorting 13 drawers, cupboards or shelves 3 done only 10 to go! ha!)

Cathy and I have created a year of photo prompts for your (and our) delight, pop over to Nanacathy and see her cute little VAN!

Spiral

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shout out for crochet

twisting yarn around the hook

stress-busting at best

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The prompts put together this week: SPIRAL and TWIST and SHOUT

Ron’s Haiku prompts of Twist and Shout immediately sent me off to You Tube and had my 12 year old self dancing like no-one was watching! (no-one was!)

 

I was 8 years old in 1960 and remember doing the Twist with my Mum and Dad in the kitchen, they were practicing before going out to a party. My Dad had his own special farmer’s style, his hands looked like he was driving a tractor and he sort of clenched his teeth with his chin sticking out a bit. I have a fond memory of him dancing the twist, just like that in his 70’s with me and my then teenage children one New Year’s Eve. My Dad died in 1998 so it is lovely to share these sweet memories.

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Joining in with Ritu’s Musical March Meme

I hope you enjoyed getting your Twist going with me, no bad way to start the day! A good workout – just right before settling into a bit of crochet

The photo for the challenge is of my first attempt at this pattern for a blanket full of spirals.

I’ve become a little bit obsessed with spirals since Eleonora over at Coastal Crochet set me off on a quest to create a whole group of ammonites to be included in some future Beach Clean Art. Whilst experimenting with her pattern I made all sorts of shapes and sizes, then wondered if I could create my own pattern for a knitted version.

Experiments with knitted spirals:

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mixed in with crocheted spirals

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This is as far as I have got with my experiments – nearly there I think.

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Update: I have just realised I have written posts about Spirals before – my favourite is the one I mowed in grass in an orchard I once had – you can see it in this post.

Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along.

Cathy and I have put a list together for a photo a week during 2017. We are on WEEK 11 .

Click here to see the whole list and if you have snapped any Spirals to share, please leave a link in the comments and I will include it in my monthly round-up.

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Now I’m off for another prance around the living room to Twist and Shout! Join me?

 

Seed

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growing and playing

burning curiosity

revealing secrets

 

 

One of the things I love doing most with my grandchildren is sowing seeds and sharing in their wonder as they see the seedlings appear. The top right picture is of some double sided sellotape laid on paper for sticking collage material on. Click any photo to see it larger.

Our Photo Challenge prompt this week = SEED

Cathy and I have put together a list for the year, you can see all the prompts here.

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge prompts = SECRET and BURN.

Join us in the Photo Challenge and add a link in the comments below.

Happy Snapping!

 

‘One-A-Week’ Photo Challenge Round-Up

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taken in Mwnt church 1st Jan

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Each week in 2016 I managed to create a round-up of all the photos entered into our challenge. By the end of the year it felt too big a commitment.

However I miss seeing all the links to your wonderful posts in one place so I hope to do a monthly round-up in 2017. Please let me know your thoughts.

This year Cathy and I are asking that links to the photos are put into the comments on my blog each Tuesday, after I have posted my entry. This will help me immensely, and make it easy for the rest of us to visit.

We had some fabulous entries in January so …..¬†Here goes!

Ceiling

Cathy at Nanacathy

Melissa at Aran Artisan

Ellie at Wicked rural Homestead

Helen at The Patient Gardener

Postcard from Gibraltar

Jen at Let the Sewing Begin

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Card

Cathy at Nanacathy

Melissa at Aran Artisan

Murtagh’s Meadow

Postcard From Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Awkward

Cathy at Nanacathy

Melissa at Aran Artisan

Denis at Haiku Hound

Postcard from Gibraltar

Helen the Patient Gardener

Aishwarya at Clicker Writer

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Gate

Cathy at Nanacathy

Melissa at Aran Artisan

Denis at Haiku Hound

Dorris at Dig With Dorris

Murtagh’s Meadow

Beth at I am Branching Out

Postcard from Gibraltar

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

Happy

Cathy at Nanacathy

Melissa at Aran Artisan

Denis at Haiku Hound

Dorris at Dig with Dorris

Postcard from Gibraltar

Beth at I Am Branching Out

Sandra at Wild Daffodil

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Wow! What an amazing variety of entries! It has been great going through the links and looking at all of them again. Please let me know if I have missed any.

I’m so looking forward to seeing what you have in store for February. The Prompts are: Artificial, Fence, Traffic, Seed – must get snapping!

Each prompt starts on Tuesdays this year.

Happy

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ideas blow in

“please help me Granny”

happy days

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Cathy and I host a¬†‘One-a-Week’ Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt¬†: HAPPY

also joining in with

Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: BLOW and PLEASE

Our prompt word this week is HAPPY, I’m looking forward to seeing all your HAPPY photos. Please leave a link in the comments. Click on the Photo Challenge link or Page to see what’s in store for the coming weeks.

Awkward

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My son-in-law caught his new duck-down filled jacket on a barbed wire fence and asked if I could mend it. An AWKWARD thing to mend.

But mothers-in-law come in useful at times. First I did a herringbone stitch to keep the edges stable. I got a piece of bias binding folded and sewed it into a right-angle and then hem stitched it onto the jacket, being careful not to go through to the lining beneath.

I was pretty pleased with the result – and so was my son-in-law!

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This is my entry for our ‘One-a-Week’ Photo Challenge, which goes live each Tuesday.

All the weeks’ prompts are listed below so you can be looking out for the subjects. I like to get a few sitting in my drafts, as life can suddenly get busy at times.

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Have you found anything AWKWARD recently – or maybe you have an AWKWARD photo in your archive. Cathy of Nanacathy and I created the list for fun, Rainbow Jane created the graphics for us – feel free to add any prose or poetry if the prompt inspires and leave a link in the comments below. It is always inspiring to see the variety of responses each prompt brings forth.

Next week’s subject is

GATE.

Card

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A textile birthday card

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With a pocket where a piece of card can be inserted with a message written on it.

And another piece of decorated card behind it,  left blank so that this card can be re-useddsc_0112

Joining in with our Photo Challenge prompt of CARD

Please leave your links in the Comments.