Battered and bashed and a lump in the throat.

Originally posted on Chittle Chattle:

Sorting some bits earlier I came across this


An old tin. Battered and bashed, but I knew what it contained. I lifted the lid


Sure enough the bits and pieces were neatly stashed inside – and there on top was the last piece of work, incomplete. It was the handy collection that my mother took with her when she travelled – so that she would always have something to keep her hands busy. I was prepared – but it still brought a lump to my throat – especially as the thread on top was one of my hand-dyes

015The inscription on the bottom of the tin intrigued me, I’m not old enough to remember the name, but I think I’ve heard it mentioned somewhere in the dim and distant past. Looking online there are a few photographs – and also this little bit of history.

Sorry, I have to go…

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STATTEAM Spotlight Monday

Thought for Monday

Originally posted on Food for Thought:

Heb 10:36-37

36 For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.

37 For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay.

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Be Creative – September – Prompt 1

Originally posted on Creating something every day:

Welcome to September ‘Be Creative’ Month.

The first prompt! Grab a piece of A4 paper or your journal and make yourself a drink in a cup or mug – tea, coffee, something appropriate for your time of day. Make sure it has some colour in it – if you only drink water…… keep reading.

‘Accidently’ spill some of the liquid into a saucer. Stand your cup in this, then use the base to make random prints over your page.

What else could you use? Wine … dilute food colouring … dilute squash … fruit juice … tomato ketchup… mustard………

Leave your page on one side while you go about your business until the next prompt. There will be another prompt tomorrow, but it may not be a continuation of this one – you may have to wait for that!

If you want to take this a little ‘further’ at this…

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