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Adventures with gloves

One day when we were returning from a walk, hubby went on ahead while I made a detour to take some photos of wild flowers. (I have been a regular participant in #wildflowerhour on Twitter for a couple of years.)

I found that the sandstone paving outside the church was very slippery. (It has since been cleaned.) I managed to cross it without mishap and found more flowers. Then I found several pavement plants, so I kept stopping and crouching down, putting my phone in my pocket and getting it out again. It had become warmer (or I had with all that exercise) so my gloves were also in a pocket.

I turned a busy corner and was in the next street to home, when I checked my pockets and found I only had one glove. I was tired. I couldn’t remember when I had last had two gloves. Instead of turning back and retracing my steps I went home.

Hubby had bought the leather gloves for me and they were identical to another pair. I looked in a drawer and found that I had one good glove and one which was falling apart. Fortunately the good glove was for the same hand as the lost glove.

I kept quiet about the lost glove until the next day.

When he asked, ‘Where are we going for our walk today?’ I replied, ‘The reverse of yesterday’s walk, because I lost a glove.’

I found my glove on top of a wall not far round the busy corner. We didn’t need to visit the church grounds.

Meanwhile I had realised that I could repair the glove, which was falling apart. I used some adhesive hemming tape as the leather had pulled away from the stitching and there was nothing left to sew. I also used a small piece of fabric on the inside of the double-sided tape. The fabric was some I had kept after I had shortened a skirt. It was a fiddly job. I took photos as I went along and discovered how difficult it is to take snaps of one’s own hand.

It is another example of ‘make do and mend’ rather than throw something out. I have sorted my gloves out into an everyday pair and a better pair.

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A is for arc #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z in April Challenge 2019 I have picked some words, which are connected with physical space.

A is for arc – a curve
Long or short. With a letter more
An arch is two arcs which serve
To hold up a wall over a window or door.

An arc is part of a circle. It is not to be confused with Noah’s ark or the Ark of the Covenant, which could both be described as containers. They were physical spaces! The story of the Noah’s ark is to be found in the Bible ( Genesis 5-10)

Detailed instructions for constructing the Ark of the Covenant were received by Moses. The link goes to the beginning of the story.

Some photos of arches and an arc.

 

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The Flower Show 2016

There is a summer flower show here every August. I usually find something to enter. In spite of torrential rain I ventured out and entered some photos and a child’s knitted garment. Most of the photos I entered had appeared on my blog, Sue’s words and pictures or on Twitter.  My photos were printed off at home on 6”x4” photographic paper.  One of them won a second prize in a category, which turned out not to be popular.  There were only two entries!

I am posting a photo of the cardigan and the photos with the name of the category in which they were entered. The lambs were in the category Animal offspring, but the caption is from an earlier post on this blog.

Cardigan

Cardigan

The cardigan was knitted using Robin Bonny Babe 4 ply yarn.  The pattern was from Lister-Lee and had two pattern repeats.  I decided that a boy’s garment would be better with only one.  This modification was time-saving.  I bought loose buttons from a local shop, where the assistant was very helpful.

The show was very well organised.  There was a friendly atmosphere with local people and holidaymakers attending.  Exhibitors ranged in age from 2 years to over 80.  I enjoyed tea with a group of friends.

Click on a photo to begin a slide show. Esc to exit. Which photo do you think won a prize?  Which is the best photo?