Hello!

  • Image and video hosting by TinyPic

About Me

  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x

Awards

  • Favourite Crochet Blog & Favourite Crochet Designer

Facebook

Instagram

  • Instagram

♥ buy me a coffee ♥

« May Delight | Main | Making the Seasons :: May »

May 23, 2018

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Barbara

Oh how delicious your chatty writing is. I haven’t visited your sweet blog in awhile, so delighted to find you’re still here and your words still make me smile. I love your writing, the way you describe everything. I’ve just been in your neck of the woods and feel transported back instantly with the beautiful buttercups. Back in Australia now, with memories to treasure of proper English springtime in my heart. Bluebells! Buttercups and what we call Queen Anne’s Lace (frothy cow parsley). Thank you so much for the joy you share xoxo

Rachel

How interesting! I knew about the abbreviation for FA but not that there was an actual child who was murdered. That's shocking and I would never have guessed. The origins of sayings always tend to surprise, don't they?

Deb

I thought you might appreciate this lovely article Lucy. xx

http://www.creativecountryside.com/blog/cowparsley-at-home

Veggie Mama

I always love seeing your beautiful spring-y photos just as our world down under is spinning into winter. I have to say though, this autumn has been spectcular! Beautiful colours, but will now have to gear myself up for the cold.

Cully

Thank you for the reminder to get out and enjoy the season. Your photos capture it so well. I’ve been admiring the buttercups and daisies in our lawn - good excuse not to mow it?

kathryn heywood

Lovely Lucy, you inspired me to go for walk and admire our local fields and park. It was beautiful.

Lisa McClung, Southern Patches

Beautiful Photography. I had never heard the use of Sweet Fanny Adams this way or the grisly story behind it. There is a town in the south in the United States where there is a theater called Sweet Fanny Adams they do sort of an old time vaudeville show it is very funny and entertaining.

Val

Cow parsley - so overlooked by so many (including me at times) yet, how beautifully dainty are they? Your photo of them captures that in spades. Wonderful photography, Lucy. Thank you so much.
Val, x

Sue

How I love your photos. My family emigrated to Australia in 1968 and you bring back so many childhood memories of bluebells, buttercups and cowslips. Plus I am now hooked on making blankets!

Kay

“I dozed & drowsed & seemed to feel the sun in my brain sending all my thoughts to seek repose in the shadow. I write there at an open window looking onto the field; & the field was gilt with buttercups...” Virginia Woolf Diary, Monday June 9, 1919.

Charlotte.

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. You are blessed to have an area that gives you such delightful change of season.

Helen Lightly

Your photos are just stunning 😊 so bright and pretty and make my heart happy, especially today when it’s wet and grey in South Wales ☔️ Thank you for another beautiful post x

Monica

Thank you again Lucy for sharing the great photos. You do live in a lovely part of the world. So much to admire. As a child we used to hold the buttercups under our chin to see if we liked butter, just like Penny said in her post.

Wendy

Oh so many beautiful photo's Lucy. Fanny Adams hee hee. I use a term you got Buckleys lol Reference below

Uncertain. Candidates are: A reference to William Buckley (1780-1856), a convict who escaped in Victoria in 1803 and lived among the Aborigines there for 30 years (survival in the bush was reckoned no chance).

CJ

What fantastic photos, I can feel how wonderful it was there. I wish I'd taken my camera down to the river the other day. The dog was playing with his whippet friend in the buttercups in the sunshine and it was magical. Hopefully they'll still be there next time I go. Wishing you a lovely weekend. CJ xx

Heidi Clarke

My mum called us Fanny Ann if we were I guess 'fanning ' around she now use it on granddaughters.
Did make me smile though.

Kay Amhaus

So jealous of how you have this "beautifulness" so close at hand. It must be so lovely in the area where you live.

Linda

We in Texas call those butter cups.

Teresa Kasner

Oh Lucy.. you captured some amazing images! I felt like I was right there.. loved it all. I'm happy for you that your weather is being so fair. We're having a run of nice warm days, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sam

Oh my! When our family moved to Alton in Hampshire years ago the story of 'Fanny Adams' was the first thing the locals told us about. The reason the phrase became popular was that she had been cut into many pieces and year later those in the navy used to joke that the tinned food they were given contained Sweet Fanny Adams' remains...

https://www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/content/true-story-sweet-fanny-adams

Kimmy

You really know how to make me smile!!! I'm speechless. You really do live in a little piece of Heaven.

Hugs, Kimmy

Mitzi

My mum always used to say sweet fa. I still use it a lot but not heard anyone else say it for a long time. I am on annual leave from work next week and I am looking forward to spending some time in the garden, going for long walks with the dogs, a lot of crafting both in and out doors (weather dependent) and as for the rest of the time I intend to do an awful lot of SFA :-)

Mitzi

Angela-Southern USA

What a beautiful site! I can see why you had to visit it again. I would have too! We have a field that we let grow wild half the year for the very reason of seeing the wild flowers bloom and for the bees to gather from. A couple years ago in mid summer a quarter of it was covered in a pinkish purple flower that hadn't been there before and it was so pretty. I'm curious to see what blooms this year the most. Have a fab day! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jo Howes

My Mum and her sisters grew up opposite a bit of a busy body called Mrs Adams, who they privately referred to as 'Fanny Adams'. Unfortunately for them, they called her that in front of me, and as expected I then called her Fanny Adams to her face, to much blushing from my Mum and Aunts!! They still remember it. Two of them are in their 80's and my Mum is a bit younger, but they still do impressions of me! :)

Karen

That is beautiful! I used to live in the Southern US and they had buttercups, but I now live in the North and they don't have them. It makes me sad because they are so cheery. The fireflies are better here though.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful countryside with us. I love your pictures.

Sincerely,
Karen

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Yarn Shop

Books I ♥

  • Granny Squares
  • Vantastic
  • 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet
  • Crochet
  • Handmade Glamping
  • Crochet with Flowers
  • Creative Family Home
  • Cute and Easy Crochet
  • KnitPro Waves Crochet Hooks

My Flickr

  • www.flickr.com
    This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from Attic24. Make your own badge here.

Your Flickr

  • www.flickr.com
    This is a Flickr badge showing public items from the Attic24 inspired group pool. Make your own badge here.

Monthly Mosaics

  • 03/2013
    A collection of favourite Attic24 images
Blog powered by Typepad