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Saturday PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 26th May 2012 is ‘Creative’

Mosaic tableMy neighbour Chris is creating a mosaic top for her table. It is stunning and not finished yet and is her own design. She is very creative.

Please leave a creative comment and your link

About the PhotoHunt

The Saturday PhotoHunt is a photography blog “meme” that was started in March 2006

To play, you simply post a photo on your own blog that represents the theme. These are snapshots that you might have taken on a trip, with your family, or in your home. It is important to use only your own photos.

We are not professional photographers . . . although some are. We are bloggers who are having fun with different themes and sharing our photography.

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This Christmas, like the last 33 years, my mother-in-law Vi has given me one of the best Christmas presents ever.

What makes the presents so appreciated is that they are always made with love.

Every Christmas Vi makes the families of her children (my late husband Ray was the eldest of five) a wonderful Christmas cake that is always so moist and so full of fruit and always topped with almonds. It is one of the best Christmas cakes I have ever eaten.

 

Christmas cake

Christmas Cake

The other gift I get each year from her is a hand-crocheted doiley. There is alway a bit of a guessing game as to what colour it will be this year and what size or shape, but it is always a doily that Vi made during the year for each of the adult women in the family.

This year's was yellow.

Doiley

Crocheted doiley

The doiley is usually crocheted from fine cotton, some years it has been a light wool. Colours I have had over the years have included purple, white, beige, yellow and multi-coloured.

As you can see from the intricate pattern this is not a simple pattern. These doileys are made with love and care. Vi is in her 80's.

Thank you Vi for the wonderful Christmas presents.

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