Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Simple Things

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted and I have plenty to share, I've been trying to take time to enjoy the simple things. So coming soon will be some pictures from my garden getaway, a couple of walks that I've taken and an update on the poppies that I have been working on, but, for the moment a bad back is keeping me from sitting at the computer for too long.
Now it's just a quick hello and a couple of pictures of some beautiful flowers that I was given by a new friend, a thoughtful and unexpected gift.
If you have been reading for a while you know that orange is my colour. These beautiful blooms make me smile to my very soul.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Getting away from it all

For the last few weeks I have really been feeling the need to get away from it all, to venture to places new, to see things I've never seen before. Unfortunately finances are such that at the moment it is not destined to happen. Still undeterred I have decided to take the rest of the week off and will be getting away from it all in my own back garden.
I plan to spend the next few days sitting by the lighthouse, watching ships sail across the pond....frolicking with fairies under the toadstools..........
sharing ancient secrets with the green man .......
and when the dark of night comes I'll be dancing with the moths by candlelight.
Whatever you happen to be doing for the next few days I hope it brings you joy..............

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Birds, Flowers and Zombies

At last something creative, it's been a while.....
I'm still struggling to get myself out of the doldrums but have been trying to get back to some of the things that I have always enjoyed, some of the things that have distracted my from difficult times in the past.
So for the last few weeks I have been working on a cross stitch post card that I owed for a swap which ended back in January. Thankfully my swap partner has been very patient with me.I picked a pattern from a magazine that I bought a while back. I didn't have the colours required to follow the chart exactly so I just used some left overs from a couple of my Mum's projects that I finished up last year. I don't know why but the colours and the background reminded me of twilight so I finished the card off with a piece of blue dotty ribbon which I thought could be representative of a starry sky.
I have enjoyed getting back to stitching but I don't have the same passion for it as I had before, but that can be said for pretty much everything in my life at the moment. I'm hoping it will come back in time and meanwhile I am determined to keep using needle and thread. So I have started on a small kit I bought on Ebay a while back.I do a lot of driving round for my work and at the moment there are lots of wonderful wild poppies all over the place growing magnificent red by the roadsides. I'm so out of practise with my stitching I don't think I will be quite able to do justice to their wild beauty but I will carry on regardless and hopefully my enjoyment of the process will shine through enough to redeem the finished picture.
I couldn't leave today without changing the subject wildly. I just had to tell you about this fabulous, funny book I am reading at the moment. Well worth buying for the cover alone, never mind the imagery of the Bennet sisters being commanded to form a 'pentagram of death' by Mr Bennet in the pursuit of a bit of zombie slaying, love it!