On the Hunt for Joy – Week 20  – Let a child decorate

Cee Neuneer’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge this week is Let a kid decorate. Being British and perhaps old-fashioned I have changed the title from kid to child!

Sometimes it is impossible to prevent children and young people from making their mark somewhere. Around the village decorated pebbles have multiplied. Many youngsters must have been busy!

This time my photos are of sandstone rocks on the beach. A few years ago the two rocks used to be one. I can remember the time we went to the beach and found that a large rock had split during a storm. The subsequent storms and normal tides have separated the two parts of the rock. Here in Britain we have been encouraging our key workers in the National Health Service (NHS) by clapping at 8pm on Thursdays and with rainbows displayed in windows.

The artwork on the rocks is by person or persons unknown, although someone called George may be a suspect. (The flat rock has a face with that name lightly scratched on the surface.)

The bee is a local symbol and it just happens that today (20 May) is #WorldBeeDay.

On the Hunt for Joy – Week 18 – Make Your Own Rainbows

This week’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge from Cee Neuner is about rainbows and brightly coloured pictures with four or more colours.

Whenever I am at home and notice that it is sunny and raining at the same time, I look out of the windows to see if there is a rainbow. Taking photos through double-glazing is not ideal, but neither is going out in the rain with a phone!

Double rainbow

I have two photos this week. A double rainbow from Boxing Day 2017 (taken through a rain-streaked window) and a brightly coloured cushion I stitched several years ago. It was designed by Kaffe Fassett and came as a tapestry kit. It is no longer a plump cushion – another project to add to my list is refurbishing cushions. I’ll have to remind myself that there is great satisfaction to be gained from completing tasks. It is just starting them that is hard!

Tapestry cushion cover

On the Hunt for joy – Week 16 – Tighten Up (helpful tools)

Had I known what Cee Neuner’s Tighten up challenge was about a few hours earlier, I could have taken a different photo. Coincidentally Hubby had tightened a screw on the back of a bookshelf he had made. (I discovered a minor problem with it during my spring cleaning, which I am doing a little at a time during lockdown.) By the time the challenge post was published the bookshelf was back in position and fully loaded with books.

Spot the odd-one-out!

Instead there is a very old screwdriver, which feels good to hold, alongside some equipment I use for my knitting projects. Knitting gives me a sense of achievement. If you are wondering what I am knitting, the answer (with a picture) is on my other blog, Sue’s Trifles. During April posts for the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge predominate, but normal service should be resumed on Sue’s Trifles in May!