Sunday, 28 September 2008

Stop the clocks.....

I love these textures

More sewing for the fayre


Yet more sewing for the fayre


Chocolate mousse for tea I think......


Lovely old brioche tins

My beautiful gift from Lisa


I just adored the wrapping

Where does the weekend go???

I am busy sewing all the time now, for the fayre, it's good fun , BUT...my house is a tip..and I am wearing the most odd clothing combinations...it's whatever comes out of the wardrobe first, Hubie is doing his best to ignore the pins in his heels, ( I must be more careful) and there are cotton trails all over the carpets, then there are the rather strange cobbled together meals we have taken to eating. Does anyone else have these problems!!! Any advice that you can give will be gratefully accepted.....

I am so thrilled with my beautiful gift from Lisa Hannah Moth to Flame Studio the Maddona cards are so gorgeous, just my thing, thankyou so much Lisa and I just adored the way they were wrapped, have a look at Laura's Etsy pages they are really pretty.

I hope you all have the most peaceful and magical week..... Me too in my dreams........ Love and Hugs Lynn xxx



Sunday, 21 September 2008

Elterwater to Loughrigg fell..............

Getting our boots on!!



Our friend Clare
Starting the climb.....



These steps look so pretty


Going up !

Nearly there


Long shadows walking home.....


We are so very lucky to live close to the lakes, but this year walking has been limited....

Not today though, we have walked through shadowy lichen woods, dripping with emerald green, mosses, wet and spangled with rusty and purple mushrooms, climbed steep soft grey shale slopes, and watched the autumn mists swirl lavender in the valleys below. We have felt like Kings eating our lunch on the top of the Fell looking down on the birds rising and flying on the air currents. Days like today will lodge in my memory, the strength of my husbands hand in mine, the warmth of good friends, the called greeting and open smile of other's along the same paths, and the absolute joy of being on the land with its generous endless beauty.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Lots of love and hugs. xx xx

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Autumn nesting....



How wonderful to see the sunshine again, it has inspired us to pick apples, make hedgerow jam, and go for long walks with thick socks, welly boots, and rosy cheeks in the sunny yet chilled morning air. The fields are full of corn stooks and crows, and the odd beech leaf falls ever so gently to ground. It has made me feel nesty at home, gathering the autumn in, piling up the wood near the fire, I want to smell cinnamon, and make squash soup with garlic bread for tea, light candles and dream...yes always dream.........the land is changing, the seasons move forward, the wheel turns.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Are we not fantastic in adversity..........

A dress made from fabric maps.........

A make do and mend nightdress ...........



I have been looking through my research done at the Worthing Museum on 'Make Do and Mend' clothes, made during war time. I still find the clothing amazing, box upon box of creative and beautiful items made by women from scraps of nothing, from silk parachutes, from old curtains, fabric maps, anything. How very creative is this? Don't forget how these women lived, how they battled for the home, for the family, how they carried the weight of everything on their shoulders, and yet look at what they made.............
I wonder somtimes what I am doing, what I waste, and what I battle for...can I really compare...I don't know, I truly don't. But these women...this I admire!!!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Having such fun...hope you are too

Fairies for the Christmas Fayre..............
A car boot find hand quilted and gorgeous.........

Adrian has rewired my new vintagey bedside light


Car boot mirror (huge) £5.00 pounds....HONEST!!!!
Hello my lovely friends,
We have been having the most wonderful time on our holidays.......nearly now at an end ... we have been going to loads of car boots between the rain and finding some smashing stuff, especially the mirror, it's so pretty and nearly 1.50mtr's high and we are thrilled to give it a new home in our garden room. The hand made quilt is also stunning, a little thin at the edges, but thats ok it was brought back from France and unwanted???
I'll have it I said......and ran off with it, tucked safely under my arm.... after paying for it of course....
Our shabby crystal light is making my reading much more fun at bedtime, it is just what I needed and I haven't hardly stopped sewing, printing and dyeing so the 'Christmas fairies' are just a tiny, tiny peep to prove I have been working, ha ha.
Lots of love and hugs and a lovely start to autumn.
xxxxxxxxxx