Wednesday, April 11, 2018

elusive .....

Spring is elusive this year - it's unusual -  made this - trying to think spring ....








Read a good book - Canadian author, Ami McKay's first novel - loved it ..... 




Made this card to welcome a new neighbour .....




never stop believing in hope
because miracles happen every day

Friday, March 30, 2018

Faberge ....

Have an enjoyable long weekend whether you celebrate Easter or not!





This Faberge egg is a Maria Diaz design.


 to love and be loved
is to feel the sunshine on both sides

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ostara ....

Ostara celebrates the birth of spring aka the spring equinox.  This is another design by Isobel .







the happy earth looks at the sky and sings -
may you enjoy a fruitful and blessed spring

Thursday, March 1, 2018

oops ...

We've got cherry apple blossoms - oops, used white instead of pink - a bit early for apple blossoms but they look nice ......



These have kept me busy ......






If your comment doesn't receive a reply from me it's because you're a 'no reply' blogger - regrets.

no matter how long the winter -
spring is sure to follow

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

the tree ....

 This is a new door decoration that I made a while back and forgot to share - if you look closely you'll see a wee grey mouse with a tartan tummy nestled amongst the branches - the flowers are from a pattern by Quilts by Cheri .....






 Here's the February tree - there are a few different ones on it .....






I finally did a finish on this piece - I quite like the sentiment - the 'my' and I' can be changed ...



  
Apparently, I don't have a suitable candle/table mat for February so I crocheted this - it worked up quickly ...





whatever we do in this life
no one gets out alive


Thursday, February 1, 2018

imbolc .....

On the Pagan Calendar, today is Imbolc - it marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox - it is the beginning of spring (although not in my neck of the woods).  We usually celebrate on February 2 with Ground Hog Day knowing the spring equinox (not necessarily spring) is 6 weeks away.  This is one of Isobel's  designs....






let us nurture
the spirit of renewal
and embrace the light
of the lengthening days

Saturday, January 20, 2018

three a day .....

There isn't much to talk about and I seriously considered not posting this week.  We're currently having another mild spell with temperatures above 0C (32F) and lots of snow has disappeared - there wasn't all that much to begin with - x-country skiers are not happy that the trails are snow-less.  It's so nice to have the windows open at this time of year even if just for a short while - it's even nicer that the windows aren't frozen closed.  ^^   Three a day ..... that's how many miles I walk every day and I'm pleased that I can do each mile in 7-10 minutes - depends on whether I stop to check for mail or such - if I stop to visit with a neighbour it takes me longer.  Three miles a day is a record for me  - I'm able to do it because I can walk indoors on a flat surface.  You see, our building is  a C shape - (without the curves) - it is a half mile from one end to the other - I walk a round trip to complete the mile. 

I recently learned about Continental Knitting - had never heard of it - tried it out - it may just get me knitting again.  Just the other day I watched the movie "Goodbye Christopher Robin" - I wanted to go buy a Winnie the Pooh book.  ^^  Today I finally remembered to start some seeds sprouting - we should be sampling in a few days.

All I have to show you is another finished b.d. card - I'm determined to stay ahead this year.  For this one the x-stitch design is another mini from Permin (see my previous post for the link) - their designs are perfect for cards.  I made my own washi tape by putting double sided tape on fabric and trimming it up - I've never seen washi tape to buy - we live in the sticks.    I used cardstock for the card and it worked out quite well - this won't win any blue ribbons but it's not as boring as usual....






Some quotes I liked from Victoria and Abdul:
the banquet hall of eternity
we're all prisoners
everything in Scotland is scratchy