4th December : Decorations
If I had to give up all my decorations and was allowed to keep just the one - it would be this .... my Swedish Angel Chimes.
Morning! I have just broken off from knitting to make myself a cinnamon coffee and spend a little time with you.
Firstly thank you everyone who joined in with November's scavenger photo-hunt and took the time to read and comment on our posts - it is really good when we share our stories.
I thought I would reiterate my plans to continue through out the year - with 2020 being a year on it's own, I thought why not? - we won't be having the usual festive parties or the works-do or the friends get-togethers with mincepies. So this December's photo-hunt, although not a replacement, hopefully will go someway to making you feeling a little more festive. Now, here is the plan ....
EVERY Friday we will post a SINGLE** photo and a mini story - all festively inspired, giving you a chance to blog a memory or to share how this year will be different for you.
There are three Fridays in December, with the 4th being Christmas Day. So the final day we will post will be THURSDAY 31st December - a sort of final hurrah to 2020.
edited to add ** From the general reaction it sounds like you might like to post more than one image per prompt! That is wonderful so please do!! the more the merrier!
So here goes ...
4th December : Decorations - a favourite one - was it inherited, did your kids make it or was it one you bought on a whim and love dearly?
11th December : Baking - festive or otherwise and may be share the recipe so we can all have a taste :)
18th December : Tree - a snap shot of your tree, this year's, last year's, the black and white one of you as a tiny tot helping to decorate, the one on the village square, that shiny white one in the shop, a native tree bedecked with lights and bird feeders - any festive tree :)
31st December : My own choice - the door is open for you to choose a photo from 2020, it can be one you have already shared or a new one, but one that you will always associate with this year .... 2020 will be one to remember for so many reasons x
I will post up a link up party page, just add your link and lets have a virtual festive get-together each week, I hope you will join in - even if it is only once or twice - but do join in :)
So - a recap:
Friday 4th December - Decorations
Friday 11th December - Baking
Friday 18th December - Tree
Thursday 31st December - My own Choice
You up for it? Brilliant! I knew I could count on you xxxx
All photos in this post courtesy of Pixabay.
Hello and welcome to my 'November's words and photos' I hope you enjoy!
My own Choice
Hello from a warm and crafty settee - I am working downstairs today where our beloved woodburner has sprung a leak (yes our fire has become incontinent.....oxymoron right?)We have managed to get ourselves a replacement woodburner (had to be the same or similar to fit the existing pipes and flue arrangement) however where we have a problem is ... no plumber. We have been on the search for one for the last three weeks. Admittedly they do have to be able to not only plumb in the pipes but also deal with the regulations surrounding woodburning stoves and fires and believe me - there are very few plumbers who fit that criteria.....
Any hoo - where this is leading, I am sitting downstairs as I knit, keeping an eye on the woodburner as we wait upon yet another (nonexistent at the moment) plumber to get back to us. *
So, I have made myself a hot chocolate and fancied a chat with you dear ones. Carol from Life Pottering asked about the ins and outs of the Scavenger Photo Hunt, I thought I would do a gentle reminder.
A list of five words plus the regular 'My own Choice' is posted up usually at the beginning of each month.
A word inspires a photograph and the photograph inspires the words.
Try to think outside the box if possible and your photos can be current ones taken this month as a response to the list or can be used from your archives. All you have to do is post your prompted pictures with a bit of a waffle about each image on the last Friday of the month and I do a link-up-party post where you can add your link.
Simple, friendly, fun - we can then visit, read and comment on the posts. A gentle way of supporting each other during these rather strange times - so if you are wanting to join in - please do so, the list of prompt words and the show and share date are always situated at the top right corner of my blog. It would be lovely if you could join in :)
This month's show and share date is 27th November - looking forward to seeing your photos xxx
*Three weeks of searching, speaking (or not speaking) to over 14 plumbers/plumbing companies we are still without a plumber ...... *yay* (not)
Further update - we have finally discovered that we are not able to have the new fire inserted without additional prohibitive costs (new pipes, new boiler, new this and new that) so we shall have to rethink our plans .... hmmm.
Thank you every one who joined in the conversation about all things Millie - I really enjoyed not only making her but reminding myself of things I did know and learning lots that I did not! There was a touch of sadness as I pushed the parcel into the postbox - although I know she was not mine, I did rather fall in love with her and her story!
It brought back happy memories of toy making when the boys were little and re-intensified my love of making small things with lots of detail.
Any hoo, yesterday I suddenly wanted to make a knitted bear (no I don't know why either) and to soothe that need, I ruffled around in a basket full of odd yarns and wool. It was a bit of a pot luck selection but I found a warm cream coloured yarn and began.
Knitted flat, there is an awful lot of increases and decrease to create the tubby tum shape and the little short legs - I am as I type, just taking a break from stuffing the fellow before adding facial details and potentially other fun things like a scarf or a patch or both! (just looked at the photo and flattened out ted looks like a rather anemic turkey 😆)
I think my creative mojo has returned - it took a year's sabbatical but I can feel the well overflowing with the need to make/create/bake/sew/knit/crochet - there is only small (but vital problem) I only have two hands!!
Any hoo, where this leads to is - have a good Friday and a lovely weekend, speak to you soon xxxxx
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Continuing with the theme of very little being wasted by the poor when it came to their clothing, Himself reminded me that his grandmother had been a Millie ( I only knew her as a very old lady who'd worked since she was about 13) and that she had saved scraps of fabric all her life, turning them in to quilts and rag-rugs.