This past Friday I received my second pebble delivery from the UK!! I do believe it was also my largest pebble delivery, totaling 17 pebbles. They came from Fran of Southampton. She collected this wonderful assortment of pebbles from Calshot beach. You can just make out the Isle of Wight in the distance; which I too could see on a clear day from Poole Harbour.
Fran, like me, has a passion for pebbles and couldn’t resist taking some photos the morning she went in search of pebbles for my project. 😀
I just love the pebbles she sent!!
There is so much inspiration in these pebbles!! Fran pointed out to me a bit about some of pebbles and how she found them. I’m going to share one because I had to research it a bit myself. The stone next to the red pebble is called a Hag Stone (it has a hole straight through it). They are usually glassy stones (if you could see the other side of mine you can see that it is) and the hole is naturally occurring. The rest is from Wikipedia:
. . .believed to have magical powers such as protection against eye diseases or evil charms, preventing nightmares, curing whooping cough, and of course recovery from snakebite. According to popular conception, a true adder stone will float in water.
I’m going to have to test that!!
Thank you so much Fran! Your free ACEO is in the post, along with another little surprise, but I’m not telling what it is – yet! 🙂