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

Friday, 13 February 2015

Jiggery Makery...Love is red challenge

Todays creation is a design team make for the great team over at Jiggery Makery. At the moment they are running a challenge using one of the valentine digi ladies. It was really hard to pick which one to use, as I love them all. The challenge theme is Love is Red so I created this heart shaped box. It is a matter of upcyling as well. I was given this box at christmas and it was just so nice, I had to keep was just so pretty. And then when this challenge came just seemed so perfect. I covered the box with three layers of different coloured card and edged each layer with a peeloff. I then used this wonderful Jiggery Makery lady I coloured her with my promarkers, then cut her out and added her to the box. On her string of hearts I wrote love you and to the other side I added a small bouquet of handmade roses and some pearls. I also added the always banner.If I had someone special I would have filled the box with handmade chocolates.But as I don't I may well keep the box until I If you get the chance why not pop over to Jiggery Makery and take a look.You still have a short time left to enter...why not spread the love.Below I have taken a close up of the bouquet

It's been a strange couple of days. Yesterday I was blessed to receive so many was time to make dinner before I'd had chance to blink. My friend pretty always laughs and says that my parlour is like a meeting of the WI when a number of my female friends get together. We always end up talking food and baking and have a right time coming up with money saving ideas. This year we're all thinking of planting fruit trees. I would really like to try a cooking apple tree. Cooking apples are just so it would be a real treat if we could grow our own. One of my friends is a really good gardener and grows so much..she is a wonderful source of information. If I could become even half as good as she is..I'd be a happy woman.

As for meals in this house we are on the third and final day of the extending On the first night, I made a stew using a little mince and every vegetable that I could get my hands on. It included carrots,onions,celery,peas, sweetcorn and cannelloni beans. This we had with mashed potatoes. Then last night, I divided what was left into two and added mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and pasta to one half. I made a white sauce and topped the stew and pasta with it and added some grated cheese. And finally for tonight, I'm going to make some mashed potatoes, add what is left of the stew and make a pie and we're going to have that with steamed cabbage and onion gravy. I don't know just how much meat will be in tonight's meal...when the stew started off it was a case of spot the meat..I only used  a 100g in the first am a bit of a vegetable loving fool but there we go.

Well the coffee is calling and I've got a mountain of work to do.I think that a definite caffeine hit is required. So until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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