Reasons to be cheerful and random bits and pieces from this week:
While the children were being spoiled rotten at aunty's, we got to go off hill-walking! Striding along unencumbered is something I sometimes miss from pre-children days so it felt a bit like that moment of liberation at the airport when you've checked in all your baggage - both baggages in my case:-) - and are free to wander around knowing that it's all taken care of.
There was some of this:
and quite a lot of this:
I love these beautiful textures on a fallen tree:
...and this rock with its signs of the amazing heating, heaving and folding that went on millions of years ago:
Amazing colours reminded me I haven't seen many butterflies this year:
There was a little building in the woods:
with a magic door:
It appeared much bigger inside than outside:
and led, quite unexpectedly, to a balcony:
with a view over a waterfall!
Then there was this - can you guess what it is?
It's an ell! This one dates from 1706, and would have been used for measuring fabric, among other things.
|Flippin' ell (Sorry. Appalling British pun.)
There was quite a lot of photographing of a finished quilt - a big thanks for some really helpful suggestions and supportive comments while I was dithering about this one:
How to photograph a quilt is an art in itself and Amanda Fabric Engineer's post made me laugh.
Hooray for triple ace cake!
I'm linking up to Live a Colorful Life. I love this feature - full of glimpses of different lives in different parts of the world.
Latest stops on the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop are great, as always. Please check out:
Lorelei from Mermaid Sews
Leoni from Strandkorbtraum
Tessa from The Sewing Chick
Bethany from Make Me A Quilt
Anne from SpringLeaf Studios
Kristy from Cotton Addiction
Julie from That's Sew Julie
Chelsea from Pins and Bobbins