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

Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Crafting Musketeers...It's a Man's World

Todays card is a design team make for the wonderful Crafting Musketeers. The current challenge is A Mans World and I thought that this would be the perfect card for a lot of men that I The image and backing paper are from 'The Nostalgia Collection' cdrom by Joanna Sheen. It features the art work of Kevin Walsh. I have mounted the backing paper and the main image onto some dark green card and have also created a border with the same. The three smaller images, I have mounted onto some different green and added them to the border. I have also fixed two small charms from my stash. I have added a bow..but it is made from gardening twine, which I thought would be appropriate. The challenge over on the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog is only halfway why not pop over and join in the fun.

It's quite a nice day here in the mountains today. A gentle day. No wind, no rain..just a day to be grateful for. The trees which have been planted seem to be doing ok. It's such a nice thought  that maybe next year we shall see some fruit. I'm still thinking of buying a Bramley Apple some time this would be so good to have some cooking apples that haven't cost me a fortune. I think I was spoilt when I was little..there were always apples. My Grandmother had an trees, plum trees and damson trees. There was always fruit..either fresh picked or stored to last over the winter. I can remember going into the shed where the apples were stored, wrapped in paper. It would be my job to go on a Sunday to get the apples for an apple pie or for apple sauce.I can also remember preparing the plums for the freezer. My Grandmother must have been a very forward looking lady. She was one of the first in the area to use freezers. The first time she ever saw one was at a Spar. It was the first supermarket that I ever saw. It had everything on pallets and the first place that I saw a freezer. It was a large one similar to the ones that they have in the likes of Iceland. I remember it seemed to be enormous. The owner of the Spar got one for my Grandmother and she loved it. I also remember back in the day that Lakeland...the kitchen specialists now..began by selling only plastic bags for use in the new fangled times

Well the coffee is calling and I'm waiting for a delivery of some new paper for the printer. I'm looking forward to's time to de clutter a bit more. I have unloaded a lot of stuff into my bedroom and intend to go through it all and throw away what is damaged or I no longer like. I've decided that it's time to sort a little more.I will continue to do it until it starts to upset me and then I'll have a little break. I haven't got to the point where I can sort Henrys stuff out yet but I have faith there will come a time when I can...but it's not now. Perhaps I will feel better about it all after the inquest....I don't know..but I tell myself that there's no rush. So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.
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