Thursday, 31 December 2009

New Year Wishes

I stepped out into the garden this evening and saw this wonderful moon. . . . . she is so beautiful it sent shivers down my spine.
I love the moon, in all her many guises, but full and wintry, I think is my favourite.

As the old year draws to an end I wanted to send this message to all my blog friends,

"May 2010 bring good health and good fortune , may we all live quietly in peace and without fear."

Couldn't resist sharing two of my lovely Christmas memories. . . .

A thoughtful gift from my mum in law, plumpious, succulent clementines from sunny Spain.

Time spent with my family. If only every real baby were held as tenderly as this . . . . XXX

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Christmas!

Christmas Eve sunset near Malvern. Happy Christmas everyone.XXX

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Shoes for the Christmas Fairy

This picture was sent to me by the lovely and very talented Catherine Ronan. Her work is exquisite.
I was thrilled to see the shoes she had made , from my pattern, for the 'Christmas Fairy'.
Aren't they just perfect?
Catherine is a member of 'Stitchin Fingers' and you can see so much more of her work there.

This 'cool' lady appears on one of a set of four stained glass panels called, appropriately, 'The Four Seasons'.
They were made by Charles Francis Blakeman in 1948. He lived and worked for a time in Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire and examples of his amazing work can be seen in the Court Barn Museum.
I'm hoping to do some workshops there next year, it's well worth a visit, so full of atmosphere and inspiration.