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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Birthday Present From Afar...

I've been so busy these last few weeks, working at night, but also 2 of our favourite friends from Cornwall came to visit for 2 whole weeks..
During that time, I had a birthday...eek! So, we had even more adventures...and some presents..for me...
I had the trilogy by Stieg Larsson beginning with ' The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.'..very good it is too!!
I also had Victoria Hislop's 'The Return'
I had some fat quarters, a table mat and a cookery book all the way from an Amish farm in Philidelphia ( thank you Heather and Gareth!)
But...but!...but!!...look at this ...look!!.... it's a bowl, not just any bowl.. but a bowl brought all the way from Cornwall.
I used to make bowls and ceramics is still close to my heart...so when this beauty was brought, by hand, by my friends, all the way from Cornwall I was stunned (clearly not into silence!)
Look at the tones, the colours, the lines...don't they remind you of Cornwall? I can see dry stone walls, hedgerows, the sea and sky...yes, I can...
Can you tell I love it???
And to add to all the excitement...I know the woman who constructed this bowl...
she lives in Mabe Burnthouse, which is very close to Penryn where I lived for over 20 years.
Her name is Charlotte Jones, she lives with her husband and boys in a converted chapel. Her husband Ron is equally talented and I advise you to go and check out both their websites now...without further ado.... it's well, well worth it....
Thank you Julie and Mark...you know I love it!!
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17 comments:

chris, milatos said...

Hi
Glad you had a good time with your friends. What a lovely bowl. Look forward to seeing what you do with your fat quarters.

Shhh everyone Jude is counting
1 2 3

See you soon

Jude said...

haha Chris..given up counting...!!see you soon..

Menopausal musing said...

What a beautiful bowl! Such lovely colours. Must get round to reading the trilogy you mentioned, we have it in the house but as yet it is unread by me.........

My little visitor left on Monday.
:O)

Chris Stovell said...

Happy belated birthday to you - gosh that bowl is beautiful!

Judith said...

Didn't you do well. You got loads for your birthday. Like the bowl too. Must catch up with you soon.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Belated Happy Birthday Jude - what a lovely gift! I did as you advised and checked both sites and agree that both husband and wife are really talented. Enjoy your bowl. Lesley

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Birthday Gal!
And many more fun ones!

The bowl is quite wonderful and I did go to her website and saw more lovely art. Thanks for the link.
enjoy your celebration even longer!

Taz said...

Beautiful bowl and a very happy belated birthday to you petal xx

Frances said...

Hey Jude, a very Happy Belated Birthday to you. I have just had the treat of reading through your most recent posts.

All wonderful, and all show me that all sorts of great things go on far, far away from my metropolis. Thank you!

That ceramic bowl from Cornwall is pretty fantastic. I have never been fortunate enough to visit Cornwall, yet have been lucky to read much about it on various sites.

One of these days....
xo

Mousy Brown said...

Oh it does remind me of Cornwall - the colours are just perfect...what a special birthday gift! I checked out the sites and they made me all homesick - I went to school in Mabe and I did my foundation at Falmouth too - oh I wish I was there now.....PS. Happy belated Birthday! em xx

malmur said...

A belated happy birthday. What a lovely bowl - the colours of Cornwall. I drive past their house/ workshop on the way to wok every day!

Katiejane said...

This is truly a wonderful bowl, Jude. I love to collect handmade pottery, too, and this would be a very special gift to recieve. Lucky you.
I've been busy, also. Sorry I haven't been around much latetly.

Pondside said...

Hi Jude - nice to see you back. Happy Birthday, even if belated. You were well and truly spoiled on your day, and that's just as it should be.

Maddie Grigg said...

Well, happy birthday, and what a lovely bowl! 21 again?

ArtistUnplugged said...

Beautiful bowl, sounds like your birthday was a success!!! Happy belated birthday! Loved seeing the photos and reading your previous post on the movie. Hope you are well.

bethan said...

I like it so much I'm going to allocate some wedding present money to buy one for us...

Calico Kate said...

The bowl is fabulous. I can see all the things in it you listed. Am very very impressed that it arrived unbroken!
Wishing you a appy if belatedly birthday
CKx