Life has given me a few problems lately, so I have been spending my energies on them and not done much crafting, except a little simple knitting when in company.
However I felt that I should still create my normal Monthly Montage post.
I shared photographs for shop, walk and letter but although I took a photograph for light I did not get around to creating a post. Maybe I will share it below.Knitting this month seemed to be all about hats: one for my daughter and two as Christmas presents for seamen. I crocheted a dishcloth and shared a free pattern and tutorial for what I called a “Beginner coaster”. And I slipped in a photograph of our success with an escape room.
This is my photograph for “Light” I had an archive one ready but when someone else shared similar I decided to choose this.
They are the only flowers in my garden at present and are like a light in the darkness of winter!
This is my offering for this week. From the archives.
What else but
Wasn’t sure what to choose for this. I have so many photographs from so many walks.
In the end I decided on this – Taken on my recent trip to Dorset and near the beginning of my walk to Thorncombe Woods and Hardy’s Cottage.
If you look closely, I realised as I was optimising the photograph, you can see me reflected in the sign behind the Yoda sticker.
Just a photograph taken quickly with my phone in the Southampton branch of John Lewis. Haberdashery and yarn department of course! All set up for the coming festive season.
Not an especially inspiring photograph but I wasn’t sure what to choose, most of the paint in my life is spread evenly on the walls!
When I moved to this house most of the paintwork was in fairly good condition and the previous owners had left all the tins of paint that had been used for the different rooms so I was able to touch up where necessary. (They also left a few other tins)
The only room I have painted up to now was my en-suite with the Dulux paint you can see on the left.
The above isn’t all paint, there is also varnish and other things. I just went in the garage and pointed the camera! Luckily the light levels have picked up today (yesterday).
Not being especially interested in rust, 😦 and not having much rust in my life, I have decided to go to the archives for part of a photograph that was not taken especially because of the rust but which contains a lot of rust none the less. This was taken on the Danube Cruise at Durnstein. There were a few metal decorative panels there which were rusty all over. This is part of one of them. Not an especially good photograph. I think the light contrast rather overwhelmed the camera.
I don’t really have anything yarn related to share with you today so I thought I would start the week with a photo.
I am very fond of including shadows in photographs, especially the dappled shadows you find under trees that look especially good along a path but I felt for this that I should chose something more specific.
Now a couple of years ago, late winter time when the leaves were off the trees, I was going to Crafty Coffee on a Friday and I noticed the shadow of a tree on the wall of a house and thought it would make an excellent subject for Monochrome Madness. I did not have my camera with me at the time but decided that I should take it with me the next week.
Now, to cut a long story short, it took a little while before a Friday morning was sunny and I had my camera with me but eventually I decided that it was getting to be now or never and took a photograph. It was not as sharp and clear as my first sight had been but I think you get the idea.
I do not have the original colour version available but this is what I produced for Monochrome Madness. Passing the other day, I think that the wall has been repainted so maybe in a few months time I may get a chance to get an even better photograph!
This is a photograph from when I had just bought my merchant’s chest. With time, I now have even more varieties of cotton thread and so although they are still arranged into bags of the same sort , they are no longer so ‘orderly’.
Similarly the draw with Stylecraft yarn in it, Not so good for this post because of the knitting needle case, now with balls of all sorts of different sizes, is much harder to keep in such a nice orderly fashion.
I expect you can see that I like to arrange balls in a rainbow order zig-zag.
Given the recent inclement weather it is not the time to use the above topic as an excuse to go to the seaside.
So I looked through my archives and decided that this, though a recent photograph, is probably as good as any to share. One of the few photographs I have taken which aim to show the beach more than the sea.
Not an easy subject this week but here is my offering. I love the sea and standing on a beach but Southampton, although it is a port, is so given over to commerce that the nearest paddle and build a sand castle beach is quite a few miles away. So I am always a sucker for any thing like a beach when I am out and about.
In this case I was in London but the sight of a stretch of sand along by the river was really attractive and I was especially pleased to find this very worn piece of shell which made it seem even more beachlike.
The other side is really smooth and lovely to hold, so I decided to keep it.