Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I am SURE its not Wednesday yet ... wk 45 and counting

I was going to give it a miss this week as I was busy to day ...but as soon as I was free I was drawn to the keyboard and here I am. I haven't done much this week but I have made a start on my FH LO ...the lady is my Great Aunt and I have recently ...through a family history blog ... made contact with her Grand son.
I got so far and was not happy ... so I walked away and had another look this morning. I think I like it now and shall continue with it. I am suffering withdrawal from not Zentangling so I think I need to do some ....soon ... and I think it is my mind wandering, towards my pens and paper, that is the problem with my LO ... lol

Went out with Vicki and her nephews the other day and had a wonderful day at the beach ....and it was actually hot enough for me to catch the sun.The significance of this photo is that this is part of a remaining wall of the Shell house. The owner, way back, around 1907 ...started to decorate his walls and garden with shells and pieces of broken china found on the beach. When my mum was a child in the early 1920's, there was even a bus covered in shells. People would stop and admire ...and even sit and rest in the garden ...as she and her father did when on the way home from the shops. I love walking past it, imagining mum as a child sitting in wonder, looking at all the shells and thought I would show Robbie and Kristopher ....shame so very little survives.

I will try to pop round to as many WOYWWers as possible, later ....please forgive me if I dont leave a comment on every ones blog this week.

Take Care xx

42 comments:

Helen said...

i took my pens and a notebook to my mum's and did a bit of doodling too, you are right about it being addictive; but I still think the one I blogged originally was beginner's luck as I'm not specially happy with anything I've done since!

I remember seeing a shell house in Polperro in Cornwall, they look so great.

Julia Dunnit said...

Great picture of you and the nephew Angie, importnat to show 'em as much as possible. I'm liking the look of the LO verymuch..I guess you're in that besotted zone with zentangling; such a good reason for me not to start!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the LO Angie, I love that you've used large photos too :) Go on you know you want to - get Zentangling girl! Do what makes you happy ;)
The shell wall is lovely.
Anne xx

Pam said...

Your LO looks fab the pictures are great. I think I've seen the same shell house as Helen. Hugs Pam x

Susie Sugar said...

Oh those flowers and that lace are lush !!

craftytrog said...

Your LO is looking great Angie, & lovely to hear about the shell house x

Wipso said...

Love your LO and that shell house is really fab.
A x

Carmen said...

There used to be something similar in Inverkeithing where I used to live, always used to fascinate me.

I love the look of the page Angie - can't wait to see the finished result.

Handmade with Love said...

Your page is looking lovely Angie and the the photographs are lovely too, how lucky you are to have them. Loved hearing about the shell house, it looks so pretty! Tracey x

Twiglet said...

Some of those shells may be just what I need to complet my mermaid look! lol Love the photos.

Ann said...

Your layout is looking good. I'm glad you're going to continue with it. Lovely photo of you and your nephew too.

Paula Gale said...

great photos and the layout is lovely from an objective point of view - and like you say, sometimes its good to come back and have a fresh look.

I'd definately carry on with it... and go on... get zentangling - you know you want to LOL

Paula x x x

airing cupboard crafts said...

Your LO looks wonderful.

The pic of you and your nephew is lovely x

Mummylade said...

the layout looks fab hun!

Jocelyn said...

Love the pic and what a wonderful story!!!!

Looks like you had a great time!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow..wonderful layout and fab pics of you and your nephew.x

Cath said...

Love the lo and the photo of the shell house took me back to holiday a long long time ago. Thanks for the comment you left, but I cant stop now have to make room for more new things.

Cath

Linby said...

fab vintage photos you have for scrapbooking-I recently found some of my ancestors and want to get them in a LO. re soda stream-oh my you made me LOL you really did -must get to bed!
Linbyx

joey said...

Hi

what fabulous photographs, your Layout is lovely

Joey.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed both your desk and your post. I'm not a zentangler, so I get too zentangled to do anything constructive with a pen.

I was so impressed with that old wall. And teaching the younger generations about history never hurts.

Sorry I'm so late visiting, and on my first ever WOYWW. Unexpected company interrupted my computer time today. I'll be back, that's for sure.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

your layout is beautiful as too if your picture, love the storey of the shell house, {{hugs}}mandyxx

shirley said...

Your layout looks great. Thanks for sharing the shell house with us

Spyder said...

Some lovely scrap book pages going on there by the looks of itt you reallly do need to get on with more Zentangling!!
(Lyn)

butlersabroad said...

I really need to get me some lace, it looks so lovely on projects. The shell wall/house is very interesting, glad you were able to show the kiddos.

Hugs
Brenda

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Angie,

Thanks for stopping by Create With Joy - I visited both of your blogs and enjoyed your layouts of your family history! Thanks for your kind comments on my cats! They both love to snuggle and watch over me as I sleep - they are real sweethearts!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

flutterbycrafter said...

Nice LO,and lovely photo of you and nephew. I love zentangles. Sorry to be late visiting, better late than never.

flutterbycrafter said...

Forgot to say, for white pens I use either Sakura glaze or gelly roll.

Brian K said...

Hi you stopped by my blog today, thank you for the lovely comments! Your tags are really nice! Can't wait to come back for more visits!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Thank you so much for the compliment on my bookmarks Angie. I hope the ladies will like them :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Just love it when someone finds a use for abandoned shells.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I had computer problems and this was the first time I have had to stop by. I'll be back.

Sandra said...

It's lovely seeing your desk, and finding out a little bit about your search on your FH :) I have to say I think it's looking great :)

The Inky Minx said...

Great vintagey LO, I also do the walk away and come back the next day, its amazing how you look on something with fresh eyes after a break away from it..

Glen said...

I always love to see your vintage layouts Angie. You have such a way with them and I don't know many peeps that are as passionate about their ancestors as you! I wore my 'Zentangle' top last Saturday to Ally Pally and had to keep well away from the Promarkers stand! *Ü*. There is a Shell Grotto in Margate near where I live. It's beautiful and a rather popular tourist attraction. Thank you for sharing your talents. ~Glen~

Dawn said...

Oh you made me laugh on yr visit to my blog (knees are for eating off) lol thank you for yr lovey comedy I love the wall you showed and the stuff on yr dest looks very interesting! look fwd to seeeing the finished artical

Love Dawn xx

Cher~ said...

Sometimes we do just need to take a break and come back and look at something with new eyes. The pictures are lovely photos. Love the shell wall.

Cardarian said...

Love your LO and the shell wall is just so beautiful! I am thinking of doing some zentangling myself! It looks so lovely!
Hugs
Cardarian

my5bratz said...

gorjuss ohotos for your LO and I LOVE the Shell house photo, what a great story for you to pass down to the kiddies...hope you scrap it :0)

Sue from Oregon said...

those pics of your Great Aunt are lovely! I love heritage crafting and such wonderful memories you shared at the shell house wall!

Jenny said...

Love that shell wall and the LO looks gorgeous x x

Kathy said...

The LO looks wonderful.
Great photos

tea_bag said...

I would love to be able to see that and what a wonderful memory to have and share

almax

Judith said...

Just think he could be touching the same shell your mother did once. x