Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Monday, 14 July 2014

A Hedgehog Moment

Todays card is from the fabulous cdrom Halcyan Days from Crafters Companion. This is one of the design team cards that I have made for the wonderful jb-crafting supplies. I just loved this image of the hedgehog and I wanted to make a patchwork background for it. The embellishments of the butterfly and the little bee are also on the cd. I know that I have had a thing for the patchwork backgrounds but I love doing them. I think that it is because I get to use papers that would otherwise be thrown in the waste bin. I have a couple more cards to share this week that feature the patchwork and then I've made a deal with myself not to make any more for a'll see how long that lasts.I haven't put a greeting on this card because I thought it would be nice to use as a general notecard..just to say hello. I used a fine liner pen to do the faux stitching and was so pleased because I had these pens in my stash for an absolute age and had found nothing to use then on. Now I will just put them by for doing similar projects.

Well I took Reg for a wheel today and honestly don't think that wheeling came into it. It was raining hard and the wind was blowing heavens hard. We would go about 3 foot and then would have to brace ourselves against the almighty gusts. So what on a normal day takes us 20 minutes (without took us 45 minutes. Being of the larger frame..I never imagined that the wind would be able to push me back quite so far...but it did. It was a case of three steps forward..two steps back with every gust. So in the end we planted ourselves at every gust..brake under chair..waited for it to end and then a sprint forward. I can tell you..I was exhausted by the time I got home

I have been reading online about the summer crafting event at Doncaster. It looked so fabulous. My friend was going and I can't wait to hear all about it.I don't know who was the most excited..and I wasn't even She phoned me from the event and all I could gather was how busy it was. Back in the day I can remember going to a crafting event at Port Sunlight and that was so packed..I had to keep going out for some fresh air. But the joy of the crafter when buying new stash has to be seen to be believed. One day I may save up and go to another event..but not this year. It may be a plan for next year though...I find that I need a that may be my quest for next year.

Well the coffee is calling but there is none in the house. The shopping is due on Wednesday so until then I will be a tea They do say that a change is as good as a rest but it doesn't help when you're a caffeine addict. But I shall remain the moment...there's no saying what I'll be like by Wednesday.Either way..I hope you have a great until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting

1 comment :

  1. Great card-as you say, useful to have as a general/no greetings one. Hedgie looks just loke one of the visitors to my garden-there's at least two adults, was hoping to see baby hogs but none so far.