Tuesday, 4 November 2014

WOYWW-ATC's and 888,246 poppies!

Hello everyone and welcome,

Glad to be back after the half term, we visited family near Oxford and there was much love and laughter. Just what I needed! We visited the Tower of London to see the now famous Poppies or Blood swept Lands and Seas of Red to give it it's proper name.

It really was very moving, to stand and to realise that each of the ceramic poppies represented a solider who was killed in WW1, 888, 246 to be precise. We enjoyed lunch on the embankment overlooking the Thames and then I found my way back to Marleybone train station on the tube! Not bad for a girl from the sticks!

We also had a beautiful walk in Wendover woods. Who said "there's no such thing as a Gruffalo?"

What fun we had! The children willingly and patiently posed for me while I tried out my camera!

Anyway back to crafty things……. ATC's made for our A-Z challenge. The beautiful stamps are from Inkylicious. 

Another initial made for a colleague…… only 2 more to go! 

A canvas covered with fabric and then painted/stamped chipboard letters added. Ready for the Christmas fayre. 

 I am home alone this week as dear Hubby is away and I last night I found myself standing out in the pitch dark garden (spooky rustlings going on in the trees) taking photos of the moon! 

Hmmmmmm…. enough said… thank you for staying with me 'til the end of my meanderings...

Have a happy week..

Lynda X


  1. Poppies always evoke the sadness of war and all the lost souls
    Bridget #2

  2. I am going back to the Tower on Saturday to see the Poppies as they near their completion; it is such a wonderful tribute to the fallen....
    You've been very busy elsewhere too, and I love the moon shots! Helen 3

  3. Hi Lynda - looks like a great trip was enjoyed by all. Some lovely work going on there - I really like the Noel canvas, and hope the sale goes well. Great pics of the moon - I love looking at it - so peaceful and calming, especially when life is not LOL!! Happy WOYWW, Chris # 7

  4. The moon was just like that here as well! I was driving home through Savernake forest after band practise and I noticed how it had a corona around it...sppooooookkkkyyy!
    That Noël plaque is fab, I'd buy one of them! And thanks for showing the poppies, it continues to amaze.......
    Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

  5. Great pic of the moon and gorgeous creations on your desk. Looooove the ceramic poppies.
    sandra de @21

  6. Such a lot of lovely projects you have going on and the pics of the moon are brilliant. Totally envy you your trip to see the poppies... I would love to see them in situ, what a wonderful sight they are. Annette #18

  7. What a great post this morning. Lovely photos and those smiling faces made me smile as well. Very cute darlings!
    Glenda #37

  8. Happy WOYWW Lynda, a really moving poppy display, love the moon shots too. Great idea for a Christmas canvas. Cheers RobynO#39

  9. Looks like you had fun over haft term! We only took a day trip and we picked the wrong day - it was raining and the garden/stately home we wanted to visit was closed! So it was a bit of a disaster! Glad it's over and everything is back to normal! Love the poppies - they're now talking about leaving them there for a year. I'd like to see them. They look impressive even on the telly - they must be stunning in real life! Have a graet week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #42

  10. Hi Lynda, the Poppies are an amazing sight, aren't they? Loving all the crafts you've been doing, and those shots of the moon are awesome. My first thought was they would look fab reproduced with inks and a few twiggy/leafy stamps, lol. Would be lovely to meet up with you both on Saturday to say Hi, if you get time, send me an e-mail, links in my sidebar, and I will send you my mobile number, you can text me sometime during the day then?Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14

  11. Fabulous pics! I seen a documentary on the Tower but these "flowers" weren't mentioned! Gorgeous! Love the moon shoots and your ATCs. And what a fabulous time with family! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #50

  12. Thank you for sharing the poppies photos. Not living in britain means I can't go and see them. Half term for us means we usually have a grandchild or two visiting. So it's been a busy time for us too.
    Love your blue card with umbrella. Do you make a masterboard first?
    Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.

  13. I had heard of those Poppies but had never seen them being on the west side of the pond. Very moving. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie #63

  14. What a fantastic post! I would have loved to see the poppies! Love all the things you've been making too! As for the moon pics - hubby and I went out today and came from a country park just as the moon was rising - spent 15 minutes driving along and stopping for different shots!!! Chris57

  15. We aren't going to make it to the poppies, so glad you have. I'd say your new camera and you are good friends - the pics are really good. And that's what happens when your other half goes away...you stay up till all hours doing strange things!!

  16. Such a beautiful sight to have such a sad meaning. Veterans day is next week and I will celebrate those you gave their lives for my freedom! Love all the pictures and I love those projects...No so for sure about standing outside while creepy noises are going on though! Have a great week! Vickie #68


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