Saturday, November 26, 2011

Red Day

Things are red round here at the moment.

I finished this shawl recently.

If you look carefully you might be able to see the skulls....

Details are here

I added some beads on the edge....

Thanks for all your messages about Mollie.
We always tried to have a laugh, she had a wicked sense of humour, and she will never be forgotten.

Today was her funeral.

The request was not to wear black, so here we are in our best charity shop finds, my coat was £10, Neil's outfit was £12 - yes a hand made suit for £8. I did have a black dress on - my posh clothes only come in black...

In true Mollie style there was a bagpiper, organ music doesn't go well with the pipes.... Some people were confused about the piper - she was Herefordshire born & bred, but loved Scotland and, knowing her, probably loved the idea of doing something different.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Auntie Mollie

My dear friend and ex neighbour died today.

She had been in hospital since September, after leading an active independent life for 85 years.

She was presented with a long service farm medal last year, a couple of days before this photo was taken at our wedding. She worked on the land for 60 or 70 years, taking her sons in their pram (with a hot brick to keep them warm), whilst she picked potatoes.

She was a character, she once threw a pair of chickens at a Polish builder. She used to phone me with challenges - 'Dear, have you got a single door handle ?' Yes I did, and I went round and fitted it for her.
We went on adventures, soup & a roll, and then visits to garden centres or craft shops. She had a love of ornaments, I have never seen so many creatures in one garden ....

Sleep well Auntie Moll, now at peace.


Friday, November 04, 2011

The dark side

You know how it is, you look on ebay and spy a bargain...

This is a Dryad 4 shaft floor loom.
It cost £75, from Bristol.
In 1949 it cost £12 17s 6d.

It came with it's original booklet (which didn't say how to tie it all together)

As you can see I did have some help with the final ties, after searching on the interwebs for instruction on what needed to be tied together...

A warping frame was constructed yesterday, so now I'm going to try and see if I can work out what I need to do next... I may be some time