A closer look at the coffee cup , revealing the smaller flowers in the pattern.
5th March, 2012
This is part of the china that my Grandmother owned – I have always loved it. This is the coffee service and it is part of the ” Serena ” collection manufactured by Royal Albert. I love the large cabbage roses and the delicate flowers. As you can see I love pink china and the small jug and sugar bowl are modern and from the “PIP” collection.
My grand-daughter says “The snowman’s head has flown into the sky!”
Our very own Snowman. It was wonderful to see the garden looking so pretty with about three inches of snow covering everything. The snow was crisp and dry and we decided to build a snowman. I haven’t made a snowman for years, I usually leave the men to do this job, so it took some time to complete him, but the granddaughters and I had such fun doing this and had a great sense of satisfaction when we saw him finished. We couldn’t find enough stones for his face and coat and we didn’t even have a carrot for his nose, so we had to improvise. My granddaughter named him Shelburn and we hope he is still standing tomorrow!
RINGS AND THINGS.
Jewellery making is one of my hobbies and I go to classes once a week, I have been going for some years now. This is a ring that I made for my friend for Christmas; my friend loves moonstones and so do I and the setting, I think, really enhances the stone. One of the designers who influences my work is Gerda Flockinger and my design choice reflects this to some extent. I reticulated the silver and shaped the ring in an organic style; I have a wonderful tutor, Jacqueline Warrington whose work I love, and without her help I wouldn’t be able to create anything worthwhile. I find going to classes such fun and even when I am feeling exhausted, before I go, I soon find myself energised and ready to start creating something new.
Another view of the ring – I used blue topaz and a white zircon – if only diamonds were more affordable. But heck, you can’t really tell the difference at a glance!
Hamlet is our older cat and he has always “mothered” Boz – they often curl up together as you can see; not quite brotherly love as they are not related, although they came from the same cat breeder. They often hog the settee leaving little room for me!
Thought you might like to see Boz, our Birman cat, as he is one half of the title of my blog. He will be twelve years old this year. He loves the good life and here he is relaxing on our settee – he loves the indoor life, especially in winter.