Thursday, 28 June 2018

I like Thankful Thursday

Coming across things you 'must have' on holiday.

-If you have been in Dorset,  you need fossils
...and because they are also selling gemstones, you get those,too.
This is restraint! I could have got loads more. Sort of thinking necklace, so I tried to remember what colour necklace I keep thinking I need. Not so good at the remembering part. But I can always use blue and I think I have been wishing for green. The blue one is marbled with white on the other side.

I think the fossil looks like an abstract painting. Or a smiling fish if you turn it another way. It is a straight tube fossil, related to cephalopods. I don't know what the round spot is. Maybe a cross section of another one?

-coloured twine - not for the garden, but to be considered 'thread' or to make a net with.

-a wonderful thing for only £8! and even a Thoughtful Man thought it was a good idea. ie: didn't frown about me buying it.
A shoemaker's last.
But not just any old shoemaker's for the whole family. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ 
There was another also in the shop with just two shoe forms...also £8. So, that wasn't a hard choice. ๐Ÿ˜€
The shop owner said people buy them for door stops. Sensible. So, that is what it is doing til I need to use it for shoes!
Actually, it has given me an idea for how to depict or record something I have been wanting to make about the refugees in so many places.๐Ÿ‘ฃ

and finally - a photo of a blue flower. Don't take the flower, just a photo.
It was too near the edge for me to attempt a photo, or even to get near enough to look at it closely. So a Certain Young Man, who came over from Sussex university for a few days with us, did the bending and trying to get just the right photo. It only took a couple tries to do it. Lovely.
Not sure what it is. They were scattered on the banks near the dragon.

Check out more likes from the others taking part...links on LeeAnna's blog.


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Sandy,
What a beautiful fossil! So very cool as are the gemstones. Colored twine in very pretty shades - are you going to make some nets with it? And the doorstop a.k.a. shoemaker's last is a fun purchase and useful too.
Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

LA Paylor said...

clever you to make a necklace... I think about doing things like that, then lie down til the urge goes away or I forget. The door stop is so cool but I know I'd stub a toe on it, I would then trip and hurt my back! That's the kind of hairpin I am.

Sally Hurley said...

Pretty flower on a pretty cliff. Love that fossil.

magsramsay said...

Its an Echium ( Vipers Bugloss), Got lots in the ' meadow strips' in our garden. the bees love them.