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, 1 September 2014

Afternoon tea

Todays card is another from Joanna Sheens...Janet Kruskamp..The Collection.I just love this image. Oh how I would like to be sat there..ready to partake of a nice cup of tea and a cake. I have actually seen this image before now and never could find out who painted it..but now I know. The fan embellishment is made using a Signature die...I coloued the roses and the leaves with my copics.I always had a thing for fans when I was little..perhaps it was my inner self telling me that I would need one when I reached a certain I have been known to be fanning myself when it's been -10 outside. I had thought that my hot flushes had gone but they've come back with a vengence.

I've had quite a day today. I rang the council to complain about the pavement again. Ever since they originally laid it years ago..every time it path floods. Well they came to resurface it not long ago..and have managed to make it even worse. They have now made a lip between my path and the pavement. So much in fact that I managed to catch my toe on it and went, Reg and the wheelchair all ended up the path in a right mess. I rang them today and they have promised to fix it within the next couple of weeks. I told them that I was a large lady and falling over was not my favourite thing. So we shall have to wait and see if they live up to their promises.

At the same time I mentioned that the kerb was supposed to being dropped to help me and the wheelchair. And it made perfect sense to me that it should all be done at the same time and therefore not make a patchwork of the pavement surface. Obviously this is too much for the council to deal with. Accordingly it is a different department that deals with dropped curbs and therefore it can't be arranged for the same time. Communication does not seem to be something that happens in the local council. So I will just have to wait and see what happens next.

Well the coffee is calling and my order book is running a bit slowly..I've got lots to do and will share it with you this week. So until tomorrow ...take care and happy crafting


  1. Lovely card today-the scene looks very tempting! My friend would love yesterdays card-she's cat mad!!

    Your council sounds as sensible as ours, I think they just like to make work for wach other.


  2. Oopps-thats should read "each other"! Am tired...!!!!