I bought this piece
of Carnival Ware
at a car boot sale several years ago
I do love them
and, since then,
my mother bought me another bowl,
now I have 3 pieces!
Isn't this just so sweet?
But....back to orange...
I have never been a fan of the colour orange!
I don't mind eating oranges
but orange flavour sweets or drinks...
orange and pink together....?
Well that was a real no..no!
I think things started to change ....
.....when I was crocheting a blanket.
I randomly put different pinks and orange together
and discovered that I rather liked it!!
I'm crocheting a tablecentre mat
for a friend.
We are going to her party
(a rather large one!)
and I thought that she would probably be inundated with gifts of wine, flowers and chocs
so I would crochet....
something for her.
See what I mean about pink and orange?
I intend this to be about
twice as big
so I will do two more 'lots' of the orange
and the two pinks!
As I looked around
I suddenly realised that I had other things
that were pink and orange!
I've had Le Creuset cookware for years
and always thought that these looked
so bright and cheerful!!
I had a lot more
but most of it was far too big for just the two of us
so I have given it to my daughter......
on with the tale.....
The more I looked ....
the more orange and pink I saw!
This is the blanket that I made for myself
earlier this year
.....and the roses
Mum bought me before she left
they are just about over
but I do love it when the petals start falling!
is one she brought back
from Puerto de la Cruz several years ago.
Isn't it so pretty?
Thank you all so much
for the kind support and helpful ideas.
I think I was mainly very tired and am on such strong meds for the pain.
I was preaching to myself
on that last post
and you all underlined the need for rest
balanced with time out doors
and something lighthearted to lift the spirits!
I think one of the most important things
is sharing it with friends
when the natural instinct is to hide away in a corner
and not tell anyone that you are suffering!
What a treasure you all are!
Thanks my friends!
back to the Sunday crossword
and my cosy chair
Oh wait a minute.....
Sorry....I must have just eaten
the last ORANGE sweet!!
This week I'm joining