Friday, 30 September 2016

Hawthorn's September Scavenger Photo Hunt

Hawthorn Spellweaver (click here to visit her blog) has recently organised a Scavenger Photo Hunt.  She provides a list of 10 words and the objective is to select a photo for each word.  We are encouraged to think outside the box!  I try hard (some would say I am very trying ...).  So here is my offering for September.

1  Web

Can't believe this photo was taken over 11 years ago!  It shows how busy the spiders have been weaving thousands of webs on the wall and grass in our fields.

2   Blade

In my new garden there are some areas covered in bits of flint; I find it a handy source of a suitable blade if I need to cut a piece of string etc, rather than having to trail back to the shed and find my scissors!  In the past I have been known to use a piece of slate.

3  Filigree

Earrings from my number 1 quilting friend; she no longer wears them so I was offered them!  Yes please, and thank you.

4  Travel

On our way up to visit my sister in Port Carlisle we pass some wonderful scenery.  This is one such view from the M6.

5  Bright

I like to be busy at all times....  on a dark evening I find I can crochet without thinking much and this is the latest blanket I have made for a homeless cat/kitten.  It is very bright but I am sure the new owner will not mind.

6  Asleep

Just had to find the opportunity to get Boris into this month's list!  Here he is having a sleep one afternoon.

7   Float

Staying with friends on Loch Feochan and this is the view that greeted us one morning.  No rain for a change!

8   Autumn

I was working at the last moment to get all the photos sorted for this month.  Earlier that day I took a photo for Autumn and was happy with it.  Then we called round at a friend's and I noticed all these wasps inside an apple on his apple tree.  He was not impressed as he had been planning to eat that apple soon; so I did not bother with my original photo!

9   Fur

Mickey the cat that 'adopted' us many years ago.  We found out later that he had several 'homes'. Here he is resting on top of my current quilt I was hand quilting.  Funny how they find the best places to call their own.  He was a very tactile cat and did not mind how much he was handled or stroked.  In fact when he came in wet (it does rain a fair amount of the time here!) he insisted on being rubbed down with a towel.... before finding somewhere to sit/sleep/rest!

10  New

These past few weeks I've had so many new things (books, plants (bought and gifted), yarn etc) but when I was at Yarndale the other weekend I treated myself to a crochet blanket kit (Cosy Stripe) from Lucy of Attic24 (click here to visit her website and click here to visit the Wool Warehouse from which you can order her kits.).  I nearly bought one last year but this year I decided I'd not let that opportunity slip away.  A friend (Blue and Yellow Morning) was with me and she also bought the same kit; she has made a start on her kit but I will keep mine in its bag for a little while as I must discipline myself to finish some projects before I start another one!

That is the end of this month's scavenger photo hunt; I wonder what challenging words will be in the next one?

Thanks for taking the time to look at my offering and reading my mutterings!


  1. Oh my word - 'Web' is Brilliant, wow, what a fantastic photo - the rest are good but that one is amazing! (the wasps-apple combo was a close contender) but Web takes the top prize from me :) xx

  2. Love all your photographs - each one got a wow from me. Having a job to choose my favourite. I love the web, fantastic, I always adore Boris and the apple is a fantastic representative of autumn but the reflection of the boat in the 'Float' entry is my choice. I love the stillness and the dash of red giving it a flash of bright colour. But actually I love all your pictures! :) xx

  3. Lovely pictures. Just so that you know I'm still in the land of the living 😁

    1. Like to think you are busy with your blanket!

  4. Oh I'm loving all your photos - sorry I'm a bit late getting around to checking in - that apple is amazing and the Web - and I have total envy over the bag of wool. I'm heading to the Knitting and Stitching Fair in Dublin next weekend - never thought such goodies might be on offer -- rubbing hands in glee - but like you I have far too many projects to finish first;) Here's to next month.

    1. Yes, next month's photos are being prepared! Years ago I fail to buy something I saw at a craft show and have kicked myself ever since. Now my motto is to buy as I might not get another chance!!! If you are interested, you can buy a blanket kit from Attic24's blog! Thanks for commenting on my photos.

  5. Oh, what a great lot of photos. Of course I love the owl, but also the float reflection. Actually it was too hard choosing just 2, but that wool looks familiar, as I had a bag arrive some months back here in Oz, though it was the cupcake colourway & it's on hold since we've been away, but may come out soon again. Wonder what you'll come up with for the next hunt. Take care.

    1. It was good to meet you when you are in the UK; I know the cupcake blanket but the colours are too wishy-washy for me. Not sure if you are back home yet but if now, have a safe journey back.