Friday, 26 February 2010

where the light falls

I am enamoured by light in its many forms.

When the moments that make up the days of Winter are dominated by darkness, I hunger for the light.

Today the light has teased me, delighted me, surprised me.

Earlier I found myself chasing the light dancing through the windows around the house, watching the shadows form and fade as the sun played with the clouds, flitting in and out, in and out.

There is a battle going on with the weather. Out of one of my windows, I can see beautiful blue skies. The other is covered in raindrops racing each other down the window pane.

The pitter patter of rain & howling of the wind is the music in my ears this afternoon.

And just like that, in the seconds it took to write those last words, the rain stops, the wind calms, the sun greets me a warm hello again.

photo credit:: Gerald King
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Friday, 19 February 2010

South Devon

Clotted Cream + Sunsets

Scrabble + Silliness

Long narrow roads + Tractors

Running + Snowdrops

Winter Olympics + Prison Break

Reading + Silence

Laughter + Colour

Food + Lots more food

Spying Children + Countryside walk(s)

Sun + Sand

Stones + Sea

You + Me.
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Thursday, 18 February 2010

To my heart's delight

A little while back I mentioned that I was making some spotty dotty cushions.

Due to my total lack of ability to think laterally, I had a few hiccups with the first envelope cushion that I made. Out of frustration, I took a little break from it until I could get my head round (quite literally - figuring it out involved me sticking my head inside the cushion cover that had gone wrong) how I needed to fold the fabric to make an envelope. Oh, how I wish I had my Mother's thinking skills.

So anyway, here are the end results. I am running out of space for my cushions but that's not going to stop me.

John insisted that I make him one (the top-most cushion now sits on his bedroom sofa), even though I did warn him it'd totally clash with his current cushion&quilt combination. He was unperturbed, unsurprisingly.
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Sunday, 7 February 2010

brightening my day

sunshine + {roses} tulips

Having this man back from a week working away in Brazil.
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