Thursday, 31 January 2013
I realise that I forgot to blog yesterday. I was busy rushing to my first line dancing class. It was a hoot! I'm afraid that my brain is slowing down because it was so difficult to remember all the steps. I had a bit of private tuition at the end of the class, and at least I've mastered the scissor step!! My (rather long) legs seem to get entangled and rather in the way. Never mind, I really enjoyed it - and it's a challenge!! When I got home, and after a very windy but blowy walk on the beach, I got into photographic mode and enjoyed taking these pics of some of my winter work. It energises me when I see that I have actually completed something! Have a good day x
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
I love this Turkish restaurant in Teneriffe. You feel good before you start eating because the ambience is so wonderful....it also overlooks the sea ..... what could be better? My (rather wonky!) buttons seem to reflect the colours and shapes. Looking out of the window this morning it is quite difficult to gain inspiration - it's pouring with rain and rather dark - I guess we have to store up light and colour in the summer months in order to keep us going throughout the winter. Today I'm off to visit old friends and plan to go to the knitting group. It will be good to catch up with everyone...and no doubt - eat cake!
Monday, 28 January 2013
These gorgeous flowers in M & S inspired me to show you some of last summer's felt flowers and dyeing...again - I find the beauty of flowers lead me on to other things. Talking about other things, here's a message from George. "Yesterday My Mummy talked about a yellow ball in the sky. Well, it was so bright, I could hardly see.....!" I hope you all have a good day. I can feel myself beginning to wind up now the winter is nearly over....off walking in a minute, and then an extra choir practice to stop my voice from rusting over X
Sunday, 27 January 2013
I saw a strange yellow ball in the sky yesterday morning when I was dog walking, so I thought I'd better take a photo in case I forgot what it looked like!! It actually turned out to be a lovely morning, with hints of spring. The birds were singing gaily - so it all bought back lovely memories of lighter days......the last of the snow looked rather forlorn and worn out!! Went to a great tea party and ate too much cake and trifle. A roast lunch today - and then salad for the rest of the week (some hopes!!!)
Saturday, 26 January 2013
I made a trip to our local Hobbycraft the other day because I am missing all my arty' equipment.......it's safely packed up somewhere in East Sussex! Anyway, I bought a cheap box of paints, some coloured pencils and pens...so had to get work the minute I got back home. I know that fruit in a bowl isn't very original...but I couldn't resist painting my new red bowl (which, by the way, I have now lost.....I think my friend has put it away somewhere and as she is still sleeping sweetly I have had to use a white bowl for my porridge.) The snow seems to have now ended and the sun is beginning to shine - so maybe today's dog walk will be slightly less treacherous!! By the way - last night we bought a fabulous beaten up, old 3-seater leather sofa. We are absolutely thrilled with it - it was a real bargain and will look great in (fingers crossed) our new house!
Friday, 25 January 2013
Spinning is a very relaxing, calming pastime and every time I do it, I think 'why don't I do this more often'? Something about the rhythm of the treadle and wheel sends me into a kind of trance!! Oh well - I enjoy it anyway! In fact my creative juices started flowing yesterday and I am in the throes of planning yet another project which will include knitting, felting and crochet......bliss! We had a letter from solicitors yesterday mentioning 25 Feb. as completion date. Obviously others in the chain could mess it up - but we are increasingly hopeful . Last but by no means least, I couldn't resist putting this pic. on of my pathetic pooch at bedtime last night........"Please Mummy can I have one more story.......!"
Thursday, 24 January 2013
I thought it would be good to treat you to these lovely flowers which I saw in a local store. Flowers always remind me of Spring and new life - and I guess we all long for that at the moment. At least a new bag has sprung into life although the colours here look a bit dull. Yesterday I visited The Fluffatorium - a fab. shop in Dorking. It was like walking into heaven! Colourful wools, fibres, felt, buttons - fantastic - well worth a visit - or look it up on the web. x
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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Sunday, 20 January 2013
Just to look at these flowers reminds me of spring and lighter days ....... it certainly feels like the depth of winter with snow and ice everywhere, and grey skies. I kind of hibernate in the winter. I always say I am like a flower and blossom in the sunshine!! I'm quite sure I'm not alone in this. Also I can't believe how much I am sleeping. Normally I'm up with the lark and out and about by 8.0 am. Recently I struggle to open my eyes by 9.0am!! It's a delicious feeling, snuggling under duvet knowing it's cold outside....
Saturday, 19 January 2013
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Sunday, 13 January 2013
I love interiors, particularly this time of year when everything seems so dreary outside....mind you we have had a bit of sun when each man and his dog seems to go out walking to make the most of it!! These pictures are of a friend's delightful cottage. We occasionally have our knitting group there and I'm sure the ambiance promotes creativity!! Of course, I'm thinking about interiors as I think about our new house (hopefully). Perhaps the most important thing is that I'm going to get a shed (!) and yesterday my grandson thought it would be a good idea to paint it turquoise....we shall see!