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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Watching the deer

Todays card is from the Giordano Christmas cdrom brought to us crafters by Joanna Sheen. This has got to be one of my all time favourite christmas crafting cds. There are lots of different sections on this cd and the image that I've used is from the childrens section. I have mounted the image onto some green card and have of course had to glitter I created the foliage corner using my diecuts. If you ever want to know the maker of a particular die..just message me and I'll hunt it out. There are so many beautiful dies out really is a case of finding ones that you think will work with your stash.

Well I had quite a day yesterday. One of my cats Pinkie has been missing for about a week and as it was getting colder I was getting a little worried. When the cold comes to the valley, I do like all my furbabies home. Well my friend arrived and told me he had spotted a black cat at the old tip in the village. I couldn't get to there in my wheelchair so he offered to take me in his car. As I only would have to walk a few steps, I thought I would be ok...well I was proved wrong. When we got there, I called Pinkie and a little black head popped up from the undergrowth. She was really scared and was make worse by the car engine running. I think that she is still affected badly by what happened to her before she was brought to me. She was brought to me via the police..she had been rescued from being the aim of a 'game'. Some young people had been trying to run her over whilst she was trapped in a box. So she is very nervous of people and I'm the only one that she lets pick her up.Well last night I managed to convince her to come over to me and had just picked her up...and then I fell over. I felt such a But bless her she got scared and ran off. I can't blame her for being scared..I was too..I wasn't really sure that I could get up.Luckily I did finally manage, but by then she had headed off into the undergrowth again. I'm off to try again later..when my legs have had a good rest and hopefully the pain killers will have kicked in. I find myself getting really angry with myself when my legs won't do what I want them to. Head wise I'm always fine but my legs often have ideas all of their

All my other furbabies are in and stopping out of the wind. Today is a lot calmer than yesterday but there are still gusts every so often. At least it's not raining or As I write this, Raven is lay on my legs...a bit like a living hot water bottle. Come the time when the weather gets colder, my lap blanket will be coming out. I'm a great believer in lap blankets and cardigans..even long johns. These things have seen me through many a cold snap. There was a feature on the news about goverment advice to people worrying about their heating bills.It said that people should just concentrate on heating one room. It made me laugh and angry in one go. I just wonder how many mps have to heat just one room..I can just see David Cameron sat in a cottage with a lap blanket, wearing a cardigan, wondering if he could dare put a heater on for an hour. I think not. Now I'm not a political it could be any mp of your choice, but I doubt very much that they worry about their heating bills. I was brought up in the middle of nowhere on a farm and my Grandfather used to say that wood warmed you twice..once when you chopped it and then when you burned it. But these days so many houses don't have an open fire and are reliant on gas or electric to heat their homes and the prices just go up and up. They always have good reasons why they go up but when these circumstances change..they never bring the prices down. I just hope that wherever you are you are managing to stay warm.

Well the coffee is calling and then it's back to work for me. That's really the reason I started save my sanity when the legs were playing up. Well they're still playing up and I'm still I just keep counting my blessings. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Lovely trafitional image today.

    We have escaped with minor damage after the gales luckily.

    I usually say I craft to escape from reality, it also stops me overeating/drinking-ha ha!