Wednesday, February 27, 2008

It might be Spring...

Today was a lovely sunny day, a bit blustery, but I love that. Clouds were racing across the sky like fluffy bundles of sheep racing down a hill.
I took loads of photos however, I am not too familiar with my camera at the moment, its a Nikon D40 and all the pics I took of my patchwork hanging on the washing line were all blurred. Hubster informed me that it was on manual instead of P for program. So tomorrow, I do hope that it is another fine and sunny day so I can take the pictures that I took today on the right program.
As some of you may know, here in the UK last night we had an earthquake, it measured 5.2 on the Richter scale. It happened at about 1 am this morning. I had just drifted off to sleep and the whole house began shaking and the ring handles on a chest in the bedroom began chinking. It didn't last long, but it was quite noisy, like a truck heading for the bedroom window!
My mom, was awake immediately being 89 she sleeps lightly, her first thought was that one of the cats had crept in to the bedroom and hidden in the underbed drawers and was fighting to get out... then she remembered that she had a new bed without underbed drawers. Fortunately my mum is not the wimpy type, she realised what it was and went back to sleep.
This is not the first time we have experienced an earthquake, the last was in 1984, and fortunately both that time and last night only one person was injured, oh, and a parrot fell off his perch!
My little stone face (above) was a gift from my mum many years ago. It was bought in Bakewell market in Derbyshire. I would love to take you all to Derbyshire and hopefully I will with photographs and descriptions, its a marvellous and wild place.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Exploding Boxes

Hello again, sorry it has been so long, but at last I have finally taken a picture of my exploding box. At the moment there is nothing inside, I am still thinking and wondering what to put in there. So this is it open, it has 8 pages in side, but will probably only use the inside four where I have put the peel offs.
Here is the top, I quilled folded roses in pale pink and ivory. The lattice work on the top has tiny pearls at each join. The ribbon is paper too, made of the same colours as the roses with a gold peel off border all the way around the lid.
The crocheted doily that my box sits on, was made by my grandmother, who if she was still with us would be 117 years old. My mum reckons that the doily is about 80 years old, and it has sat on this sweet little cupboard for a very long time.

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