Saturday, 7 July 2007

Perfect Parcel & Blissful Beach

I got a lovely parcel yesterday morning from Lynda from Purple Missus. She had offered to send me a sample of some PFD fabric from Whaleys to try out. Not only did she send me a very large sample, she also sent this gorgeous postcard - I'm afraid the photo doesn't do it justice - the colours are fantastic and there is a wonderful sheen to it too.

Lynda also kindly included two pieces of fabric that she had rust dyed. Aren't they fantastic? Thanks to you Lynda, you are very kind and I was very pleased with my goodies!

Mr Adam, Miss Lucy and I went to the Silver Sands beach at Aberdour this morning. We got there about 9am and the beach was deserted - just us - it was amazing. So peaceful, so uplifting - I love the beach. The sky was just so big. I have a programme that came with my new camera whereby I can 'stitch' photos together to get a panoramic effect and so here is the view from the beach. From the left side of the picture, the town of Burntisland is in the distance panning right over the Firth of Forth (the island in the middle is Inchkeith Island) to Edinburgh on the right side (the big 'hill' is Arthur's Seat). Pretty neat huh? (it should enlarge if you click on it)

The children dug holes, found jellyfish washed up and collected lots of sea glass for me.

If you look in the middle of this picture can you see what looks like a huge bird of prey sitting on a rock? It's actually a piece of driftwood but when I first noticed it I frightened myself silly thinking for a moment that it was in fact a huge bird - I'm talking about 5 feet high here!

I liked this shot of this big lump of wood all worn and pitted by the sea. It was rather damp too actually because I sat there for ages before I realised my bum was rather cold and wet!

As we were about to leave the beach, Lucy noticed this tree from the car window - look in the centre of the picture - doesn't it look like a body with long green legs? Spooky...
For some reason all my spacing on this post is wonky - the wierdness that is Blogger I guess.


andsewtosleep said...

Until last week I had never heard of PFD fabric. Then I went to a dyeing workshop and all was revealed. We used procion dyes and produced a colour wheel - great fun. Now all I have to do is make it into a quilt!! Love your felting.

Lynette said...

Sounds like a wonderful day out. Your panoramic photo is amazing.

see-saw said...

HI, I am glad that someone shares my delight in children when they are growing up. I also enjoyed my grandchildrens school hols too.
I have`nt had a reply about the threads yet, but its early days and I am a new blogger.


Waltraud said...

Wish you an d your children happy holidays and much fun.

Alison said...

What a great day at the beach.
your new fabric looks really intersting...I love the look of the rust dyed piece. I haven't heard of PFD fabric.
Take care,
Alison x

Annica said...

I love the beach too! Lovlely pictures! I've never heard of PDF fabric. Can you enlighten me, please :-)

Sarah Nopp said...

I just returned from a lovely time at the ocean too :)
We decided to overnight along with some friends and grabbed the tent and the dog and went!
And got a bit of pink on my face... and a reminder about why we haven't slept in the tent on the hard ground in such a very long time.
But what a lovely way to escape the heat for a bit.

Suzie Sews said...

Love the beachy pictures
Suzie Sews

Dan Mega said...

The pics are great. Nice work.