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, 20 February 2015

Jiggery Makery...Presents Penelope

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful team over at Jiggery Makery. The digi featured today is called Penelope and was created by the ever talented Adele. Why not pop over to the Jiggery Makery Blog and facebook page and take a look at the wonderful creations that the other members of the team have made. They take my breath away. Even though we are on the same team, we all have very different ways of taking on a digi. For the card today, when I first saw the image of Penelope, I thought about an older friend who told me that whenever she made a new dress to go out in, she made a matching garter. That formed my idea for the card. I have used stamping and lace to create a border that looked like a garter. I can imagine Penelope wearing it under her dress as she gets ready to go out. I used Penelope to decorate a card using one of my favourite wording stamps, and I have also stamped some roses that have a look of lace. As I've said the other ladies on the team have created some wonderful projects and they are well worth a look.

For once it is quite a nice day here in the mountains. The nice thing is that we have had no rain today...though we have had a short burst of hail. The weatherman has suggested that we may get some snow..but we shall have to see. Sunshine and Mr. Cheeks are away on holiday at the moment. They have travelled to Iceland. I have told her that she could bring me back an Icelandic man in her I am hoping that they are having a fantastic time and that they get to see the northern lights. I have only ever seen them on the television...but can imagine just how magical it would be to see them in real life. The colours are amazing and the thought that it is something made by nature, just shows us how little we really know. If I was ever lucky enough to see them in real life, I have a feeling that it would give me a whole different perspective on life. It would be a blessing that I could treasure. Life at the moment has been very different for me..losing Henry has made me look at my life in some very different ways. Over the next couple of weeks, I intend to make a plan on everything. I have been looking at the house, my life, my work..even my meals and am going to try to get a structure to everything. I need to feel as if there is a point to everything and that for me to feel that, I need to have a goal. At the minute things seem to very aimless...that I am just biding my time, just getting through each day but have come to the conclusion that I need more. Henry was always the point to everything in my life..passing on family stories,trying to help him become a rounded human being, teaching him everything I knew and encouraging his interests. And now there seems no point to everything and I don't want to feel like that any more. Over the next couple of weeks, I intend to find a goal, fill my days with a purpose and try to become more involved in life. My animals have given me a meaning to get up every day and am so thankful for the affection that they have shared with me. I still count my blessings everyday and in so many ways I have been so blessed. I was definitely blessed by having Henry in my life and know in my heart that he would now be saying , come on Mum what are you going to do. Well hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll know. It involves a lot of soul searching, but I know I can do this. I do think that I need to be a little kinder to myself..if I get upset..I get very angry with myself and that is doing no one any good. But I have to believe that things can only get better...and hopefully sooner rather than

Well the coffee is calling and I have my fingers crossed that Sparkle will arrive...after all he does make a fantastic cup. I will be back to blog on Monday.The invitations and lots more work need to be done, so I have given myself the weekend, just to see how much I can achieve. So until Monday...take care and happy crafting.

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