Friday, 28 April 2017

April Scavenger Hunt 2017


New tin of watercolour pencils I cannot wait to open


The rust on the wheelbarrow in the garden


A new needlework box I had for my birthday a couple of week ago


The ingredients to make fridge cake for to take when I visit my three eldest grandchildren tomorrow.  I will add coloured cherries, a few dried cranberries 


Something beginning with "D"
These are 'Mat Atlas Daisy (Anacyclus) 


This is sort of mechanical.  
I dug it out to repair a hole in my husband's jumper which was created by a moth.
If you don't know what it is, take a look here.  I was shown how to use it when I was a little girl, and loved playing and creating with it.  


Seasonal - a sweet little cards made by two special young friends for me


A another recently finished "granny knit", just needs buttons.  I am now knitting for autumn and winter. and next spring.  Then I don't knit much after that, only special jumpers and cardigans like fair-isl or aran.  


A rose begins with "R"
This is Silver Jubilee.  
Our friends gave it to us for our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary nearly eleven years ago and it still flowers well.


My choice.  
I couldn't resist taking this on Good Friday.  Something you don't often see.





16 comments:

  1. Ooh Julie - each picture made me think - 'this is my favourite' until I hit your speed weave ...I*WANT*ONE* - ooh I love this little mini weaving/knitting machine, I so want one :) Thankyou for joining in and entertaining me with such good photos and stories :)

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  2. Lovely photos, but that gadget is just so clever almost makes a person go round looking for holes to mend in everything I should think

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  3. So that's what that mechanical thingy is. I have seen these but didn't know what they were or how to work them.
    Briony
    x

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  4. Another lot of lovely photos. I just think we can all see something different for our words, which makes it so interesting & love when I take a peak at all the links. My favourite is the man in the boiler, as it brings back childhood memories of steam trains chugging to the South coast or to the Blue Mountains. (both in N.S.W. in Australia of course). Take care.

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  5. Lovely pictures, I really love your new sewing box, especially with your little snail climbing over it. I've never seen anything like your speedweve, what an excellent little gadget xx

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  6. I have completely fallen in love with your speedweave. Never seen one before and now have the "I wants" I learn something new everyday from the blogging world.
    Arilx

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  7. I like the pic of the guy/gal with their head stuck in the engine, but your needlework box is just lovely and reminds me that I must look out for one. PS really sorry I missed you recent comments-I don't know why they didn't show until now!

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  8. I like the daisies and the steam engine! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, nice new pencils- they look good. I adore my watercolour pencils. I bought a box of really nice Derwent blendable pencils for his birthday (they were half price in Hobbycraft) and he was dead chuffed with them!x

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  9. Your needlework box is lovely Julie. Enjoy your new pencils - have you opened them yet? x

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  10. A lovely interpretation of Hawthorn's list. I can't decide between the Speedweve gadget or the soot covered men inside the steam engine. (I did not know you could get inside!!). Now we know how people did such beautiful darning. Then there is the perfect rose....love them all!!

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  11. A lovely interpretation of Hawthorn's list. I can't decide between the Speedweve gadget or the soot covered men inside the steam engine. (I did not know you could get inside!!). Now we know how people did such beautiful darning. Then there is the perfect rose....love them all!!

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  12. Great finds! I like your sewing basket and your knitting is lovely!

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  13. Nifty bit of kit the speedweave is, never seen one of them before.

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  14. Another great set of photos. It is fascinating how we all interpret Hawthorn's word list so differently but also in such an interesting way. It was so easy to pick my favourite one, the fridge cake! I have made this ever all times over the years but it is so moorish that it gets eaten so very, very quickly which is not good for the waistline! Next favourite is the engine; they were a part of my childhood and I love them.

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  15. Ah, new pencils, there's nothing quite like new pencils! A lovely set of photo's. Makes me think of all the things I could have photographed for April but didn't!

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  16. The Speedweve gadget is great - going to be looking out for one - I hate darning - saw a great tip once about sewing the tension patch inside a jumper when it's finished and then you have exactly the right shade of wool if you need to darn a hole later on .... never did it mind you !! and your rose is beautiful.

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