Thursday, 29 December 2016

Thank you...........

..........to everyone who joined in this years Advent Calendar.  I'm sorry I couldn't answer some of your comments through email which sometimes I like to do as most of you are non-reply bloggers.  

I do hope we can all do this again next year.  

Before I go I thought you might like to see my bargain of the year,  I only went in for milk!




HAPPY NEW YEAR

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 24


Night Before Christmas

Silly Symphonies 1933

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Thank you to everyone who joined in this years Advent Calendar, hope we can do the same next year

MERRY CHRISTMAS

All my pictures and videos are sourced from the internet

Friday, 23 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 23



Bottles

Silly Symphonies 1936

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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 22


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Judy Garland

Meet Me In St, Louis 1944

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 21


Playful Pan

Silly Symphonies 1930

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 20



Music Land

Silly Symphonies 1935

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 19



Carol of the Bells

Mykola Leontovych in 1914

For Harry Potter fans the choir sang this in the Christmas scene in  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


All my pictures and videos are sourced from the internet

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 18


Mother Goose Melodies

Silly Symphonies 1931

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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 17



Broken Toys

Silly Symphonies 1935

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 16


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Kings College Cambridge UK

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 15


Arctic Antics

Silly Symphonies 1930

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 14


Babes in the Woods

Silly Symphonies 1932

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 13


Sleigh Ride

Andre Rieu

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 12


Winter

Silly Symphonies 1930

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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 11


Santa's Workshop

Silly Symphonies 1932

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 10



Troika

Sergei Prokofiev

Friday, 9 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 9


The China Plate

Silly Symphonies 1931

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It is not too late to join in just leave a comment below that you would like to join in and I will add you to the list.  The list is top right, Just click on the names under the picture and see what every one else has done.  Please leave a comment anyway I read every single one.

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 8



The Cookie Carnival

Silly Symphonies 1935


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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 7




The Skaters Waltz
Andre Rieu at the Royal Albert Hall


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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 6


Midnight in a Toy Shop

Silly Symphonies 1930

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I have had messages that some people could not  hear Door 4.  I have now re-done that one.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Advent Calendar Door 5





The China Shop 

Silly Symphonies 1934

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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 4





Ave Maria
sung by Kimi Skota with Andre Rieu


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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 3


The Merry Dwarfs 

Silly Symphonies 1929

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 2


The Water Babies

Silly Symphonies 1935

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Advent Calendar - Door 1



I think the weather is cold enough (well it certainly is here in my part of the world) to have this as the first of the Advent Calendar doors.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

November Scavenger Hunt &..............


Menu


Album


Shellac 78rpm records.  One record two sides this particular Album has six records numbered 1-2. 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12.  This is how you listened to the whole Album before LP's.


This little bone china shoe, once belonged to my grandmother.  It is less than two inches wide.


In my hand(s)


Close-up


This is a picture of the Super Moon from last week.  It was still showing in the morning light


Rule of thirds


The two shops begin with H are below the House where Robert Burns lived in Edinburgh


I use this tool a lot.  My ruler and knitting needle measure


My choice
This is the mechanism from a record player, that plays the records from the Album above

and &


Yesterday 26th November was our son's 34th birthday.   Holidaying somewhere in Mexico with his wife Anneka at the moment.  He was born exactly four weeks before Christmas Eve

Which brings us to..........

...........Its that time of year again, and this year it definitely seems to have come along a lot quicker!

Please say you will.........?  

Join me again in putting twenty-four little Christmas pictures on your blog as if it were an Advent Calendar?

Thursday is 1st December which means we start opening doors on the advent calendar!  

Do any of you remember Advent calendars without chocolate?  I used to love opening each door to see what the little picture that was hidden behind.   Think my favourite pictures were the Angel and the Donkey.
Chocolate Advent calendars were quite expensive in the sixties, that is if they even existed then.

It could be a wintry scene, it could be just a picture of a Christmas card, little video anything leading up to 24th December.  There are lots of Christmas pictures online, or it could be something from YouTube, or just a Christmas picture of your own 


It would be lovely if lots of people could join in or link up........... 
Just leave a comment and I will list you all who are joining in.  

Rules..........

1) You don't have to follow this blog if you would like to join in but would be rather nice if you were a follower.....

2) Put a photo of something christmassy on your blog everyday from 1st to 24th December.  
This can be from the computer, You Tube, or your own personal pictures.

3) Have fun choosing pictures and go and see what others have put on.



Linking the Scavenger Hunt with I live, I love, I craft



Saturday, 26 November 2016

Who would like to join in, or link up.......

...........Its that time of year again, and this year it definitely seems to have come along a lot quicker!

Please say you will.........?  

Join me again in putting twenty-four little Christmas pictures on your blog as if it were an Advent Calendar?

Thursday is 1st December which means we start opening doors on the advent calendar!  

Do any of you remember Advent calendars without chocolate?  I used to love opening each door to see what the little picture that was hidden behind.   Think my favourite pictures were the Angel and the Donkey.
Chocolate Advent calendars were quite expensive in the sixties, that is if they even existed then.

It could be a wintry scene, it could be just a picture of a Christmas card, little anything leading up to 24th December.  There are lots of Christmas pictures online, or it could be something from YouTube, or just a Christmas picture of your own 


It would be lovely if lots of people could join in or link up........... 
Just leave a comment and I will list you all who are joining in.  

Rules..........

1) You don't have to follow this blog if you would like to join in but would be rather nice if you were a follower.....

2) Put a photo of something christmassy on your blog everyday from 1st to 24th December.  
This can be from the computer, You Tube, or your own personal pictures.

3) Have fun choosing pictures and go and see what others have put

on.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Quilts for the grandchildren


I made the above quilt in less than four weeks.  This one is for my youngest grand-daughter.  I decided that this year for Christmas they were going to have something handmade and practical.  The pinky stripes and stars are actually pin head polka dots in red on white background


The main squares are crazy patchwork, done as foundation work, the stars are appliqued on and machined on too.  This quilt is for a little girl who will be three in January.  


As you can see the backing and the main colour of the quilt is red.  I had to do it.....  as her name is Scarlett!


This is a her brother Liam's quilt, can be seen here


This is Caitlin's quilt, can be seen here

I had made Caitlin's last year but never gave it to her until I had completed her brother and sister's quilts.  After I finished Caitlin's quilt I didn't pick any crafting for about a year.  I just didn't feel like doing anything for nearly a year.

(click pictures to enlarge)


Friday, 11 November 2016

Lest we forget





For the Fallen 
By Laurence Binyon 

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, 
England mourns for her dead across the sea. 
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, 
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal 
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, 
There is music in the midst of desolation 
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young, 
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. 
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; 
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; 
They sit no more at familiar tables of home; 
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time; 
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound, 
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight, 
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known 
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain; 
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, 
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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My special brooch I wear today too with my Red Poppy

Friday, 28 October 2016

October Scavenger Hunt


A is for....... Advent.  

The twenty four books I have wrapped for my grandchildren's Advent box


Cottage Pie I made for lunch in one of my vintage saucepans


11 O'Clock

The clock that hangs in my kitchen

Nearly eleven o'clock, said Pooh happily "You're just in time for a little smackerel of something", and he put his head into the cupboard.


.... a posh Smart TV and I still prefer to watch the old Black and White films.  Back in February I did a post on Talking Pictures.  Great to snuggle down on a winters afternoon with knitting or crochet and a cuppa


The weather vein on the West Somerset Railway.  
I also did a post on "looking up!" and here


T is for.......
Fly that decided my tea was a place to do the breaststroke!


The Landscape view from the Paignton to Dartmouth train


Two of my beautiful grandchildren


This is the sister of the children in the above picture enjoying an upside down swing with her daddy


A vintage bag I have just restored by stitching all the loose beads back

Linking with  I live, I love, I craft

Friday, 14 October 2016

Grandson's Quilt

 Last year I made a quilt for my grand-daughter.  That quilt can be seen here.
This one is for her brother Liam



The centre of the quit is made up of small squares stitched together separately (quilt-as-you-go) with an outer boarder of fabrics.  


(click on photos for a closer look)

Now to make a third quilt for the younger sister, hopefully this side of Christmas

Thursday, 6 October 2016

September Scavenger Hunt

I promised to do this last week, I always keep my promises even if they take slightly longer than they should, so please forgive me "I live, I love I craft".  September flew by and combined with a family problem I am very behind on many things


Web
Cobwebs and rain are a great combination


Blade
There are many different blade(s) 
The blades of scissors


Filigree
The caterpillar tried to make a filigree pattern


Travel


Bright, New
My bright red saucepans.  
The large one I purchased new nearly forty years ago.  The tiny one I purchased last year from a vintage site.
Sorry bit of a cheat, I haven't really got anything new so a bit stumped..............


Asleep
Hard to believe this little girl will be three in January


Float
The Boat Float Dartmouth


Autumn
The beautiful autumn colours of the Sumac tree

Fur
My friend Helen's dog Ben

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Hunt the Pic - Linking with Mum's Simply Living

I promised to to this ages ago, and I always keep my promises even if they take slightly longer than they should, so please forgive me "mum's".  September flew by and combined with a family problem I am very behind on manythings
There were twenty words, but I have combined some of the words to one picture.


Dream, Glance
Daydreaming, and glancing upwards to see what is there


Possession, Time
This watch once belonged to my grandfather, it was presented to him for fifty years service with the same company by HRH Princess Margaret


Wonder, Thought
Wondering and thinking what I will make with these balls of yarn


Source, Beauty, Sight
The sea.........


Wink
In the wink of an eye they grow......


Comfort, Weakness 
My weakness for comfort food, especially on chilly winter days


Spectacle, Elegance, Grace


Inspiration


Arrangement,  Smell
The smell of this arrangement was glorious


Happiness, Passion
To be able to teach and pass on skills to a younger generation.  
Thirteen year old Savannah made these felt flowers from the original vintage patterns