Sunday, 21 September 2008

Just Scrapbooking Weekend

Had great day yesterday as day visitor to Linda's Just Scrapbooking weekend at Cape Cornwall, about as far west as you can get in this part of Cornwall... Linda Knight as creative as ever, with Debbie Emery, her Stamping Up demonstrator friend in professional support (not to mention Jules quietly in background preparing acetate templates and the like!)

Managed to complete six pages in the 12 hours, only one needing finishing touches,
had to leave the 'Looking In' page for another day as want to give it the time it deserves.

Will photograph and upload pics tomorrow, daughter Jordan's photography aid permitting.. (great when your 13 year old is in control of your computer ability!)

The first layoouts featured my darling Dad from the late 60's in an old photo which had once been featured in The Grower magazine (now defunct or incorporated into something more trendy I guess).. it is the photo all the family have of Dad, taken in our kitchen whilst he was having a cup of tea with William Jackson the local milkman who always stopped to chat mid morning with us.. life seemed so much slower and when I look back somehow more valuable per minute than now.

Well Dad had told the photographer to 'go for a run' as he was going for a cup of tea, and the guy took his photo just as he was, sat on the edge of the sink, wedged against the cooker.. the feature was about Dad's winter work of violet growing in Penberth, West Cornwall, feeding the markets at Covent Garden.. it seemed amazing to me, a small girl at the time, that our violets would wend their way to London to be sold.

Mum always told me the story that when she and Dad were on honeymoon in London in 1946 they saw someone selling violets on the street corner, 'Fresh from Cornwall' the seller cried... and Dad spoke to her telling her that he grew violets in Cornwall. As quick as a flash the lady shouted, in true London street vendor style...'Cornish Violets... and here's the man who grew them!'

Must go now, blabbing too much as usual, will post pics asap and tell the story of the other pages I did yesterday...thanks again Linda & Debbie x

1 comment:

  1. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your day of retreat into all things scrappy, Kathi.
    Linda and I had a lovely time, made all the better because we had the company of a bunch of fantastic ladies!
    I look forward to seeing your finished layouts here.


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