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

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Lacy Sunshine Lady

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog. I using this chance to remind you all of the wonderful challenge that is nearly half way through for this month. The theme is hats and or valentines. There is a great prize of some digis given by our sponser over at Lacy Sunshine Digis. I don't getthe chance to work with images like this often and I have to say that I've had a fantastic time. As you all know I just love to colour, so this was a great excuse to use my pens. For this image I have coloured it using my copics. I have mounted the image onto some purple and then in turn mounted that onto some green mirri. I coloured a diecut flower to match in with the image and embellished using hat pins and pearls.

As I'm sat here in my corner, the wind is battering the house. We have had a wild night of it again, with the wind and rain hurling itself at the walls of the cottage. It may say a strange thing to say but the wind doesn't normally drive itself in this direction.It normally blows itself sideways on to the house but last night and today it is blowing directly at my window. So effectively I'm sat in a Even though I have double glazing, you would never think it with the breeze that is flying past me. Even the cats are not sat in the draft. They are cuddled down...sprout and Tank on the bed, Nicademus and Obie in the airing cupboard, Jeffrey in the dog basket with Reg, Pinkie and Milky on the shelves in the parlour and Raven, as usual, on my legs. Twinkle and Icabod have been in their bed since Sparkle is here with me at the moment...last night he came within striking distance of the dreaded glitter boxes..I just had to laugh. He calls it the devils dust. He was helping me look for one of my embossing boards and suddenly ended up with one of the glitter boxes in his hand. He does so suffer being a friend of

The house has seemed as if it has a revolving door on it this week. I am now the official co-ordinator for the Henry Memorial Fund. This a fund which was started after Henrys death to raise funds for anything which would be a good thing for the village. Our first project is to raise the money for 2 defibrulators for the village. As most of you know, as a community we are a very rural village and I felt that anything that could give people even a small chance in an emergency could only be a good thing.  So many people in the village have given their support to the cause, it has taken my breath away. Fundraising began properly in August and over £1400 was raised on one day and contributions following.For a small village of about 90 residents, that was an amazing amount. Other funds have been donated and I was about £ 300 still short.The defibs are going to cost around £1000 each. Well today I answered a phone call which offered to make up the difference whatever it was to enable us to buy the defibs. When I put the phone down I have to admit to having a good cry...the kindness of strangers sometimes takes my breath away. The memorial fund can now go ahead with the purchase. The fund itself is an ongoing concern..we are also looking at what would also be of benefit to the village in an emergency situation. Another thing that we are aiming to have made is two benches made for the village in Henrys memory. They will be put in the places where he always hung out with his friends. And of course we want to keep enough money in the fund should anything need to be replaced or checked on any of the equipment.

Well the coffee is definitely needed today, I shall have to smile at Sparkle...he does make the best So as I recover from my news..I hope that you all have a good day until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting              

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