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Sunday, 8 May 2011

A special gift and amazing skies...

Yesterday Twiglet and I were treated to a lovely lunch by a very special friend.  We arranged to meet Tina at The Lowfield Inn at Marton which is located between the three of us. It's a lovely place to go and the food is always reliably good.  Tina came bearing gifts and I felt the need to share her works of art....

She makes these beautiful brooches using mixed media and if you click on the picture to enlarge it you will see she encorporates old letters making them even more special.  It's a lovely way of extending the life of a beautifully hand written letter.
If anyone would like to buy one then it would be well worth a visit to their gorgeous shop, Indigo Moon, in Montgomery because it really is like an Aladdin's cave of the most amazing treasures.....including two of my pictures now  :-)
Thank you Tina for this special gift and for treating us to our lunch.  You really are a treasure...we love you lots.




Tina and Twiglet came back here and we spent some quality time here in my sewing room.  Tina had been trying to teach herself to crochet so I spent a little time showing her how to get started....and I expect to see some beautifully crocheted flowers very soon  Tina :-)

I would also like to show you what a difference a few miles makes.....




This was the view from my kitchen door this morning ....the sun was shining and there were only pretty white fluffy clouds in the sky.  My darling hubby planned to dig fence holes to put up a new garden fence.











Twiglet sent me this pic of the view from her window!
You would think we lived at different ends of the country wouldn't you not literally 10 minutes from each other!

As I said to her...'the sun shines on the riteous'  :-)

Needless to say by the time I am writing this we now have a shower of rain.  Guess the varied weather is one of the things that makes England England.  :-)

11 comments:

Twiglet said...

I must be righteous too cos its shining on me now!! Fab day yesterday - lots more, I hope!

Karen said...

Right ...that's it. I'm telling my lot that we're moving to be near you three. Twiglet ..there is another part to 'the sun shining on the righteous ..it's 'the devil looking after his own'! Only joking! Beautiful brooch..I'm glad you all enjoyed your time together.
Love Karen.

Tina Gilmore said...

Awww Annie, I had a fabulous time, it was special, be great if Karen could join us too!!! So glad you liked the brooch, i've made 80, but only 16 in a heart shape, just finishing them all off. Can't believe the difference between the skies, i had sunshine here in Montgomery...i must be righteous too, he he!!! xxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

What a lovely brooch.
Its raining here
Julie xxxxxxxx

Carmen said...

Is that who made the buttons in my parcel? I love them - so unusual, I've used one already on my empathy monster's eye :)

Di said...

Oh wow, that sounds such a lovely girlie day. And the brooch is super! Di x

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely way to get those letters cherished for another generation of years. As I write it's bucketing down again, but been fab all day. So far it's just been evenings. Almost strange to hear rain!!

Suz said...

Hi sounds like you two had a great day
No won't be calling this week may be next though when Phil is on Nights
Hugs x

NEEDLEWINGS said...

I love the wonderful pin and I also miss England! Lived there in the mid 80's and would so love to go back!

Tracey said...

We have had about 2 drops of rain.....& that's it! Love the brooch....xxxxxx

Susan Allan said...

It is what I love about our country, the varied weather; though for some of us we have to go to Wales to get some of the variations.
Lovely family pictures!!
Sue xx