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
This is awesome! So much beauty! I love that butterfly, the texture on the trees, and that little room! How cool to find that unexpected balcony. I saw another post the other day about Scotland. I seriously need to go there!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures. And that balcony was amazing.ReplyDelete
What a lovely day out and triple ace cake to finish with, what could be better than that??ReplyDelete
Wow, beautiful countryside. What a great way to spend a day. I loved your baggage analogy:).ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures! I love the magic door.ReplyDelete
Fabulous photographs! Thanks for sharing your walk. I especially love the butterfly picture.ReplyDelete
That wonderful folly would be a wonderful place to get married. Aww, it's brought out the romantic in me :-)ReplyDelete
What a magical place and you took such lovely pictures!! I'll have to check out Amanda's post about photographing quilts. I often find it quite challenging!! Thanks for sharing the blog hop info - I am on the list!! :)ReplyDelete
The waterfall looks amazing, it's so lovely to see such beautiful countryside. I want to put on my walking boots now! And tea and cake too - perfect!ReplyDelete