Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I was also doubly lucky...and received this beautiful plush velvet 'Theatre Bag'...I think I might have to look into the history of Theatre Bags!!! I just so love this little Bag!!!
And...this little reproduction Medieval Thimble from Westair Reproductions Ltd...
In the Middle Ages, a metal Thimble was known as a 'thymel'. This reproduction of a ring-type thymel would have been used for sewing coarser materials where the side of the finger was used for pushing the needle through, rather than the finger-tip.
Similar thimbles can be traced back to Roman times and several were discovered in Herculaneum and can be dated at AD 79 when Vesuvius erupted.
After a quick surf around I found this interesting little site...Thimbles ... which discusses advantages of collecting thimbles and things to consider when starting a collection.
Purely visual now...a few beautiful images brought back home with them...various castles and scenes in Scotland. As I find out what they are I will post them up...do enjoy...
A wee little cottage...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thank you to the gorgeous Millie for her most delightful blog...and for a daily dose of life with her MOTH...and for this lovely Award...perfect timing for Valentine's Day!!!
To share the LUV, follow these instructions...
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (You can highlight the photo and text of this post and copy/paste wherever you need to).
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.
I'm grateful for the heart & soul these lovely friends put into their Blogs. I have been enriched beyond measure by the beauty of their spirit.
So...in the Spirit of Valentine's Day I would like to share this Award with all my Friends on my side-bar, but especially to...
Rich is not how much you have
or who you are
or even where you are going.
Rich is who you have beside you...
(From Dave Wood Calligraphy Art Gallery)
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Many thank yous to you all dear Friends for the sincere heartfelt comments received on my last post...It truly is such a blessing knowing that you are all out there with your support, including all the many wonderful quilting/sewing sites...everybody is doing what they can...the Spirit is so generous at times like this...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I received for Christmas off my dear Friend, Georgina (no blog) this awesome book...she bought one for each of us...and I thought I'd show some of the images (and text) from it!!!
Australia...a country with endless stretches of beautiful coastline...whether your vision of the perfect beach house is a shack in a quiet coastal town...or a contemporary design... I just really could relate to the country/coastal style...
White and blue...and of course the mellow look of rustic timber...with a collection of kitchen scales...
Vintage Australian pine cupboard with pond yacht atop, draped fishing net enhances the theme!!!
Welcome To My World
Welcome to my world ... a journal of our Sea Change ... Mum to three wonderful children ... bringing up a daughter with a disability and seeing life through her eyes ... being a new Nanna ... photos ... inspiring quotes ... taking on a cookery course ... the odd recipe ... and trying to get some stitching done amongst all this ...