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

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Robin in the berries

Todays card is my final Margaret Tarrant for a couple of weeks. This pad from Joanna Sheen is wonderful, full of evocative and magical images which I love.I mounted the image onto a shaped card from my stash which I had covered with some christmas green paper. The poinsettia and holly leaves are from my stash of die cuts.

I'm really mad with myself today as I spent yesterday finishing 30 cards for posting and I forgot to take any photographs to share with you. It's just one of those things...sometimes I'm so engrossed in getting them finished and bagged that all other sense leaves the room. Don't worry though I will be finishing some more today that I will remember to take a photo

The weather here is totally crazy. High winds and a huge amount of hail. It hailed that hard and heavy that all the cats ran home at the speed of light. Jeffrey is now draped over Reg..for the afternoon I think. I had my Tesco delivery this morning and they did my head in...looking at and getting in the way as I was trying to put the shopping away. Jeffrey thought that I must have bought the meat for him and spent 5 minutes crying at the freezer door. I wouldn't mind but he'd only just been But even funnier than that was watching him watch the tv earlier this morning. He sat in front of the screen..totally absorbed in an advert that involved dancing pieces of satsuma. He was sat there with his head bobbing up and down and side to side. It was so funny it made my day.

I managed to sort alot of my craft stuff out yesterday...I was playing hunt the I'm intending to spend the weekend die cutting ready for all the christmas cards. It makes it so much easier to have a lot cut out and ready to use. I worked out that last year I cut out nearly a 1000 So I'm hoping this year to get organised..I've sorted all my cards and coloured card out, sorted all my dies and now have sorted the it's a case of getting my head down and doing some serious work.

Well the coffee is calling...I intend to have a brew and then work out an order to my huge list of jobs. I'm hoping that my new worktop in the kitchen will be here this week. I'm so looking forward to getting my kitchen straight and all the crates of kitchen equipment unpacked. There are a couple of areas still to be painted but stuff needs to be moved first. Also I want to make a splash back for the cooker. I'm thinking of using quotes to cover a piece of board and then varnish it. I have these bright ideas...I justhope they work So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

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