Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Joy Ride


Sometimes life is like a carnival ride, spinning you all about but always ending up where you started...



Or a trip down a fast moving river tossing you hither and fro as you attempt to find a sheltered harbour...



What ever comes your way and no matter how difficult the trip eventually the river will calm...




And there will be smooth sailing once again.
Welcome to April...


* Pics taken by my daughter Jackie over the past few years in Alberta, Canada.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grateful


When you're wishing for this...




And this is the probability after viewing the forecast for tomorrow I'll be patient and not complain about the delayed arrival of Spring.

I'm most grateful though not for the weather per say but after receiving a phone call last week (you know the kind you never want to get) from where my daughter lives, thousands of miles away, that she was in an accident at work. She has suffered a broken back and after the implant of two rods and five screws she is up and about. She can walk and though it will be a long and trying recuperation she has been blessed...
I booked a flight as soon as I could and rushed to her side for as you know that's what we Mothers do...

Thank you so much to the surgeon, the nurses, Justine and her friends for watching over her.

Delayed by a day returning home by you guessed it the weather I'm home now and hoping to return to a some what normal routine.

So I'll leave you with wishes for Spring soon to fill our hearts and homes...



Sunday, February 9, 2014

To Rose


As I ponder the words set forth with pen and paper (or should I say fingers to keyboard) I  often contemplate if they are worthy of such a worldly space...



There are  artists that gift us with their creativity, others that take us on a tour of their beautiful homes and countryside, some who explore the sorrows of life...



It is an ever changing world in which we dwell especially amongst the people we know...

In this tiny corner of my daily life I try to share simplicity, serenity and contentment...

I bumped into a darling acquaintance the other day who in the past few months has been to hell and back. During that time she told me she enjoyed reading my blog...

This is a woman whose exquisite quilting causes one's heart to flutter. A simplicity in life where needle and thread unite with fabric to give her solace during difficult times...




It is to you Rose I dedicate this post, grateful though not often enough I share a little piece of paradise...




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Under the Influence




All my creativity seems to be reflected by the beauty that lies outside the window...




From the dainty heart shaped tokens of affection that have been created from a lovely lambswool sweater I've hand felted...



To the delicate knitting on the needles... with the palest hint of blush pink , samples of colour found amongst the snow drifts refracted  by the sunlight.


Perhaps soon the artistic ventures will be influenced by the shades in the garden!


I do hope so. Stay warm...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Winter Creativity




Though the chill of Winter lingers just outside the door, it is cozy within as the fire burns in the woodstove , the kitties are snuggled together  and the full moon's  brilliant light shines through the window...


It is time to gather laces, threads and vintage fabric scraps to hand sew little tokens of love...




sweet fabric brooches, banners and bunting...







There is so much creativity out there to inspire one to sew, be it an individual passion and as a group of others gathered together it is a wonderful way to pass the time...




*Some photos courtesy of Pinterest, others from my personal collection.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ode To Mother Nature



As Mother Nature unleashes her wicked winds, freezing temperatures and endless peril it is easy to forget Her softer side...




But amidst all the relentless shades of Winter one only needs to remember there is beauty 
that lies beneath the snow...





And as the daylight hours begin to grow, the migrations north will soon follow.




The sunshine will become warmer, the snowdrops will find their way through the earth and all will be lush again...

In the meantime we may daydream of outdoor antique shows,  quilts airing on the line and 
long walks in the woods...




Stay warm!

Sunday, December 22, 2013