Simple as ABC

I have a few posts to go before hitting the magical number 1000, so I’ve decided to set myself a challenge and write a post on something beginning with each letter of the alphabet until I reach 1000. I know this has been done by other people, so forgive me for borrowing the idea.

A is for Abbey.
It is also for Art, so it is nice to be able to combine the two today and share with you some photos taken this morning.
abbey insideAccording to the weather forecast, temperatures are going to be in the mid twenties today, so we thought we’d take Maggie for her longest walk nice and early (8.30) and walked up to the Abbey.
We had hoped to be able to go in before Morning Service, but there was a baptism this morning and people were taking their seats so it felt wrong to walk in with the dog in order to light our candles for the Dads and sit quietly for a while.
candles 1Hubby went in and lit the candles anyway, but we sat in the porchway listening to the organ playing before the service began.

There had been a wedding a few days ago as there was evidence of paper confetti in the grounds, little horseshoes, petals and bells gently blowing in the breeze amongst the bushes, flagstones, trees and tombstones.
This week, there has also been a craft fayre on and the gates have been decorated with flowers.  This morning we could see that they are actually crocheted roses, lilies and sunflowers, so will not wilt or die and forever look pretty. How long they will festoon the gates I don’t know, so I took out the camera and captured them for my own pleasure.

abbey gate abbey gate 2

I was once shown how to do crochet roses and made a toilet roll holder for the cottage. That got left behind and I can’t remember exactly how to do it.
gate crochet 2
These were really lovely though, and looking closer, not done the way I recall.
gate crochet 3 gate crochet

Guess I shall be experimenting with the wool left over from my little anti rattling squares!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Simple as ABC

  1. loricarlson66 says:

    great post and beautiful pictures! I used to know how to do the daisies, but have long forgotten. Good luck with the experimentation!

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