Thursday, 25 October 2012

Leafy Loveliness

This week my obsession with leaves has been fed- by this beautiful leafy brooch. Made by Jackie Cardy by hand - the wool is dyed and felted and then she embroiders.  Here is her blog, take a look, her work is really unusual.


I have admired Jackie's work for a year or so and feel so lucky to win her giveaway - I even got to choose the colours I liked.


Sorry if I am creating leaf envy - I will stop showing off now!


Thankyou so much Jackie for this beautiful piece of treasure.

It's been a restful week with pleasant feline company, this is my neighbours cat trying to steal an inch or two of my  beautiful new crochet shawl - he wedges up next to me on the chair and won't budge - it's a squeeze. Has taken a long time for him to trust us as he is very jumpy.  Neighbours don't seem to mind his absence although I never feed him as that would be enticement!


Ambercat likes a cosy corner balanced on the top of my chair so she can purr into my ear - this is what we three have been doing a lot of - sleeping!
Hubby has been doing the cooking and teenage/adult boys have been doing some laundry and dishwasher duties. I have been blessed in lots of ways this week as you can see.



No painting or crafts to show this week but maybe you have been creating?  do stop for a chat.... do you have any decorations planned for Halloween?  We have some pumpkins ready for carving and I have some craft books from the library too to keep me busy - will show you next time.  Have a lovely weekend and thanks for visiting and all your friendly comments on the last couple of posts.



19 comments:

  1. A beautiful brooch Betty - yes I have leaf envy!!! So glad to hear you have been resting - honestly that is what will help you mend quicker than anything. I well remember with my neck, I just had to go and rest every afternoon and some people got "offended" by that - but for once, I had to think of myself. Keep up the great work - lovely feline pics too, Hugs, Julie :-)

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  2. Yes a beautiful brooch. Perfect colour choice.

    You have been a lucky thing lately.

    I love the blue on your blanket-it reminds me of Cornish cottages-white washed with blue woodwork.

    Sft x

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  3. A very beautiful brooch indeed...
    Those kitties are darling as well...
    Susan

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  4. I do love that leaf! It has such intricate detail. And your neighbour's cat is beautiful, what a tiger. Your pretty little one is so sweet. x

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  5. I love the colors in your crocheted shawl, Betty! The cats look so warm and snuggly! I'm so glad you are receiving some pampering, dear one.
    I DO have leaf envy! The brooch is extra special!
    Keep mending.

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  6. I love this brooch and the colours are just gorgeous.
    Those kitties look so contented, they do say that cats choose their owners..(
    I know one is only borrowed)
    Have a peaceful Friday and give your self time to 'be rather than do' at the moment...
    love Maria x

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  7. Nice broach and perfect for this time of year. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Oh that is a gorgeous broach, and thank you for posting it as you've now introduced me to a new artist's blog to follow.

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  9. Lovely felted leaf! Hope the pretty accessory and the cats are helping you feel better.

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  10. Oh you lucky duck winning the giveaway and what a prize. I love it and love the colours you chose. Hope you're on the mend and glad the men are helping you with the chores. Delightful kitty pics too :)

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  11. Hello dear Betty...I have been thinking of you. Awkward with the one arm paper hanger bit but perhaps quite good for you to have a slower pace just for a wee while. Luckily you have all your blogging friends to keep you connected. What a lovely brooch indeed. Felting is quite fascinating isn't it..love the velvet in the leaf too. Hope hubby has a decent repertoire! Much love Catherine x0x0x

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  12. We have a white kitty - we've never been much of a cat family until Bamboo joined. How we love his purr! Hope you are having a cozy, restful day :)

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  13. wow...definite leaf envy! that is a beautiful brooch! congrats to you!

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  14. Lovely to have you visit , Get well soon . Beautiful cats . I love cats but I don't have one myself . I have owned 3 in the past
    Love the birdsong

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  15. Dear Betty - hope your are doing okay - love your leaf - it is simply outstanding. So glad you won. Looks like you have some wonderful company while you are recovering. Take care and have a great week!

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  16. Hi Betty
    Re the blue wording, you need to clean out your recent history in your control panel as they are appearing from your browser, if you are in internet explorer. I now use google chrome to stop all of that. Its not on my site it is tagging from IE. Does that make sense.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. thankyou Molly - you are a very clever dog - you're right - there's no ghosties on your posties - they are all hiding right here in my computer - I'm going to have to get them out after halloween.

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  17. Pleasure Betty. Sometimes the highlights are not so nice so I clear my browser history when I shut down at night as it also slows things down if you don't. Also internet explorer is very buggy so when I started blogging I switched to Google chrome which is safer. I use both for different things now.
    Best wishes Molly

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  18. Thank you so much Betty for the post about the brooch. It looks super on your jacket. I should photograph them more often on garments. I love cats too. We don't get strays visiting as our boy is such a bruiser they're scared!

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