Monday, 26 September 2016

The nights are drawing in......








It's true...the nights are drawing in and autumn is here...I've finished another little quilt....very basic, just 2 large pieces of fabric with some cotton and bamboo batting sandwiched in-between...perfect for snuggling underneath on chilly evenings, with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book (and a cat )...bliss !
The yellow roses are still blooming...this is a rose called The Pilgrim and is my favourite yellow rose as it's so clean and delicately coloured .....with the most delicious Tea scent and myrrh fragrance...
Now to make tonight's dinner....vegetables from the allotment and some pasta...autumn is not so bad after all !
Wishing you all a good week !
Gail x





Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Cute terrarium.....

just a peek at my little terrarium...
a nice place to display treasures....








My lovely new book... 
Living Life Beautifully by Christina Strutt






Autumn is definitely coming...
here we have enjoyed a lovely, warm late summer but now it's time to think about lighting candles ...getting out your cosy woolly socks...making sure you have enough warm blankets to snuggle under (can't have too many!) ...and thinking about indoor projects....
like trying to sew an item of clothing...perhaps a tunic ? wish me luck ...if it turns out well it may appear on these pages !


Have a lovely evening !
Gail x

Saturday, 10 September 2016

late summer....

what a beautiful world....













wishing you peace...
wishing you beauty in your life....
Gail x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

till dusk....


Making the most of the late summer sun we headed to the beach, armed with a picnic, some books...and some knitting! It was so nice sitting in the fresh sea air listening to the sounds of oyster catchers, plovers, crows and gulls.... the breeze was warm... the tide had just gone out and so the air was full of the scent of the sea (not everyone's cup of tea but I love the smell!) ..you could almost taste the salt in the air.... and the picnic tasted delicious...as food eaten outside usually does ! Why I don't know??












The purple shawl is made from beautiful 4ply baby alpaca ...so soft and nice....my lovely friend bought me the wool for my birthday back in May ....the shawl is an easy pattern...with just 4 stitches to increase on alternate rows ...and when finished just right to wear as the sun goes down...   till dusk we stayed on the beach ...then happily packed up and returned home... a perfect late summer evening...!

Sending you all love and best wishes...Gail x

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Perfectly imperfect.....










I finished my little quilt....and I think the title of this post says it all ! hehe...well it is my first ever quilt...Treacle the cat liked it so much I found it hard to keep her off it...so I had to make her a little mini-quilt for her basket....of course she completely ignores that one and chooses to sleep on the full size version....
 Have a lovely week !
Gail x

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Time to harvest...

It's already time to harvest the lavender....
a lovely job...
sweet and calming....




I came upon a book from my childhood...
the princess and the pea...
it was one of my favourite stories....
made me feel quite nostalgic...





summer has returned to our shores...
for the time being that is...
so there is lots to be done in the garden...
and... I am attempting to make a quilt...
so if I have any energy left after gardening...
I will sew till the sun goes down....

wishing you all a lovely week....
Gail x

Friday, 12 August 2016

I feel I can fly.....













I don't usually disclose much about my personal feelings here on my blog...
I try and keep it as a place where people might find inspiration or at least feel uplifted after their visit...
but....the truth is I suffer from an 
anxiety problem...one that clips my wings...
stops me from feeling the freedom that I long to feel...from reaching my true potential...
throughout my life I have suffered in varying  degrees....
sometimes able to venture far and wide ...
to hiking in the Himalayas...
 or picking grapes in Crete...
and sometimes....
trapped in fear, unable to do the most simplest of things...like shopping in the supermarket...
or socialising with those I love...

when faced with the opportunity to fly in a 
gyro-copter over the beautiful English lake district...
well.....I so badly wanted to do it...
but that anxiety ...those adrenaline fuelled rushes that take the breath away ....that make even normal things so terrifying ...
could I do it ?? 

it was a quick, rash decision....into the flying suit and into the flying machine and  ....off into the air...up..up...up...
and away....
I couldn't believe it was me flying over the beautiful countryside....over the lakes and mountains....
tiny emerald coloured forests and miniature fields of cows beneath me....
the wind in my wings......
it was my soul that was really flying...
free and happy....
The instructor was great...so reassuring and informative about the local area....
what a wonderful experience....
I did it ....
so just in case anyone reading this suffers from panic or anxiety or depression...trust that you have strengths and qualities in you that you may not dream possible ...

Gail x

  



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