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… Read More Monthly Montage – November
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,… Read More Photo Challenge – Walk
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… Read More Photo Challenge – Paint
I would tend to use the word mess rather than muddle for most of the disorganised areas of my environment but I found this which is one of my bags where I have dumped balls of yarn where I have not got around to deciding which drawer to put them in, plus an accessory for my… Read More Photo Challenge – Muddle
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… Read More Photo Challenge – Rust
The photographs for the weekly challenge that I shared this month were: Point, Sharp, Found, Beach, Orderly and Shadow.Apart from this I shared both crochet and knitting. There was my golden angel that I was able to finish at last, and the pair of socks for my granddaughter, ditto. I finished the main body of… Read More Monthly Montage – September
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… Read More Photo Challenge – Shadow
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… Read More Photo Challenge – Orderly
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… Read More Photo Challenge – Beach
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… Read More Photo Challenge – Found
Having made a mistake this morning, I have now reverted to something closer to what I originally had in mind. I liked that I actually appear in the photograph! so decided to settle for this.
Wasn’t sure what to choose for this but since Sandra at Wild Daffodil had done sharp things I decided on this. You may remember seeing it before as it comes from one of my days in Dorset. Lots of pointing here!
I shared both crochet and knitting this month. All about my three latest patterns on Ravelry: partly planned and partly because of the hiatus in actual crafting caused by my damaged elbow. So there was a crochet Celtic Hot Pad, Three Small knitted Angels and an updated version of my crocheted Real Snowflakes. I also… Read More Monthly Montage – August
As an aside, saw orthopaedic doctor on Tuesday and he said that he didn’t think I had actually broken any bones, just soft tissue damage, so he took off the splint and said I could gradually return to normal over next two weeks or so. A little gentle knitting and crochet seems to be possible,… Read More Photo Challenge – Fold
I can never hear the word ‘thrift’ without thinking of the old threepenny bit (pronounced (thrip-any) that showed a picture of the sea thrift plant – a play on words for the idea of saving them. So of course when they ceased to be legal tender, I just had to pop one in my impromptu… Read More Photo Challenge – Thrift
When people hear the word ‘Lane’ I would guess that they tend to think of country lanes. Well, when I have had the time, the weather hasn’t been suitable for going out and trying to photograph country lanes, though I would have liked to. So I had to think of something else. I remembered the… Read More Photo Challenge – Lane
In July I only offered two photographs for the Photo Challenge: Pair and Waste. None of the topics seemed particularly easy this month. I did also share some photographs of the guest house and a few flowers from my Dorchester trip. Otherwise I shared a lot of crochet but no knitting. Not that I have… Read More Monthly Montage: July
I couldn’t get too excited about the topic ‘waste’ and didn’t want to photograph my rubbish but then looking at the little pile of ends on my work table in the sitting room gave me an idea. This is something I have shown before but is something made from these waste ends that I am… Read More Photo Challenge – Waste
Couldn’t think of anything clever and too busy with other things to take a new photograph so here is one from one of my beach holiday posts. And yes they are my feet!!
Just managed to fit in an entry for this week. My Dorset Adventure posts are taking so much time and I haven’t even found time to think of monochrome! As a Christian the first meaning of the word ‘cross’ that comes to mind is obvious. This is from the archives and was taken on the… Read More Photo Challenge – Cross
Now when I was about five or six I would lie in bed at night and work out what was my favourite flower, tree, bird, animal, …………. because I felt that it helped me understand the sort of person that I was. However I have not played those sort of games for a long, long… Read More Photo Challenge – Favourite
This is the third of the photographs I talked about taking. This one taken on the way home from the Common. I did later find a similar poster not far from my home but I thought the very fact that this poster is a bit worse for wear added to the poignancy.
Checking that I had the correct meaning of stationary (and not the paper variety) I pondered what one might take. I came up with this. Also taken on the Common after I had photographed the bicycle for last week. You can see that bicycles were still on my mind as the previous photograph might also… Read More One a week Photo Challenge – Stationary
I don’t seem to have much time for photography lately but I went for a walk to the Common on Saturday and managed to take photographs which will do for the next three prompts!! Here is the one for ”Cycle’. Not very imaginative perhaps but so many meanings for the word ‘cycle’ are abstract!
There not being a lot of visible birds round here this was the best I could do. I hear lots of blackbirds morning and night and there’s evidence of birds flying over my paving, probably big ones like pigeons, but no birds hopping around. However on Tuesday when I was sitting in The Hawthorns Café… Read More One a week Photo Challenge – Bird
Ah! how to encapsulate nature in one photograph? Of course one cannot, but instead of giving you a collection of photographs that show different aspects of nature, I will share just this one photograph that seemed to me at the time to encapsulate the true beauty of nature as found in Britain. In this case… Read More One a week Photo Challenge – Nature
This is the photograph I have chosen for this week’s challenge. It was taken when my daughter and I were on the Danube cruise at Durnstein. It is one I have not shared with you before. I had so many other arch photographs to chose from though that I have used before. There was this another… Read More One a week Photo Challenge – Arch
When my daughter and I were on the Danube Cruise I only took one picture of a lunch we had. It was towards the end of the trip, the day we arrived back in Budapest. It was this. Porkholt with salad and I can’t remember what the white stuff is. Quite delicious!