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, 3 November 2014

Talking to Teddy

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at JB-Crafting Supplies.I have used a stamp set designed by Jayne Nestorenko. I made a similar card last Monday. I used the little gitl but removed the cat and replaced it with the teddy. I also used the bed end as a focal piece and the knitting basket. I coloured all the images with my copics. I mounted the images onto some pink snowflake paper onto which I had created a glittered paper border. The white poinsettia is from my stash. I thought that this would make a lovely card for a little girl.

Well it is really cold here today in the mountains. It's the sort of day that you should have your vest Henry used to say that living here in the mountains you put your vest on in September and were lucky if you got to take it off by April. (It was washed in it gets cold like this I'm often found searching for my socks. I have pairs of really toasty socks that I put away in the  spring and I feel that it's time to hunt them out. I think that it's also time to get the lap blankets out. With my bad legs, I have to keep them warm. I've found out over the years that they can get over cold without me noticing and then I have a whole lot of trouble. So rather than have that happen, I have a fleece blanket. It's really light and really warm in fact it attracts the cats..who think I've put it on just for At this very moment Raven is on my lap and doesn't look like moving any time soon.

But move she will have to later. My plan for today is to finish the white gloss painting..the window, sill and doorframe in the bathroom...the shelves on the landing and the parlour door frame. Then hopefully tomorrow I can put all the books and ornaments back in their rightful places. I am hoping that I can paint the new sink cupboard tomorrow. So the plan is to do the painting as soon as I've finished blogging and then no doubt it will be time to make dinner. I'm making toad in the hole with mashed potatoes, carrots and onion gravy...just the thing when it's chilly outside. And add to the fact that it's a cheap meal...autumn and winter is my favourite time to cook. I can add lots of vegetables to very little meat and make it last. My Grandmother taught me to cook and taught me how to make a little go a long way. I love to bake as well...Henry used to love my cakes. I am hoping to get back to baking when my kitchen is finiished...and to also getting the slow cooker out.

Well the coffee is definitely needed today. A good dose of caffeine will see me through all the painting. I hope you all have a good day. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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