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, 19 February 2015

Gruffies and Guests..A Very Happy Bunny

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at the Gruffies and Guests Challenge Blog. The current challenge is 'love is all around'..and it is only halfway through, so why not pop over and join in the fun. The card is made from the Gruffies and Happy Hopper cdrom brought to us by Joanna Sheen.This cdrom features the wonderful art work of Ellen Jareckie who is also the artist behind the fantastic House Mouse. For this card, I mounted the image and the backing paper onto some holographic card and then onto the card. The greeting was also on the image sheet. I embellished using some flowers from my stash and some heart shaped buttons.

My friend the pa has just arrived with another of her bargain corner deals.Todays treat is a bag of parsnips for just 4p..nearly a kilo.So this week will be seeing mashed parsnip and carrot, parsnips as part of the next stew and maybe some parsnip crisps. And all for 4p. Also last night Virgo man turned up with a sack of that gives me a whole range of possibilities. I can't decide what to cook tonight..maybe cheese and onion pie, quiche or fried rice. I do seem to be in a bit of a rut with my cooking at the moment but no doubt when spring arrives (veg wise), things will change. I do have rather a thing for salad so in a few months time I'll be in another rut with salad and potatoes every night. I have to admit to the fact that I would quite happily live on fish but as always the budget doesn't allow.If any of you have any recipes for good cheap and tasty meals..please share them with me and I'll blog them, after all most of us are in the same boat...with prices always going up and our money not going any further.

Well the coffee is calling and I have lots to do. The wind is still blowing hard here in the mountains and there is only 1 cat...Sprout...that has ventured out. All the others are draped round the So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

1 comment :

  1. Such a cute card today, yesterdays card was very classy. Very wet day here in Southport.

    I plan to go to a craft show on Saturday with my cat mad/purple loving friend. I paid for the tickets & she's driving as a treat to me. It's not far away & it's a fairly small show but one of my favourite ones.