Hello dear friends & readers
I noticed my angel wall in the Cottage was looking a little depleted lately - although they are not a huge seller, sometimes you can sell 1 or 2 & suddenly ... its looking rather empty
So I set about remedying the situation ... first up was my old favourite "friendship angel" from Rosalie Quinlan
|You may perhaps recognise the dress fabric Catherine ???|
I also made 2 other bodies so will endeavour to show you them as they "get their clothes on" ! ! !
Next up I decided to make some more angel magnets, but I thought I would use up some of my doiley offcuts for their dresses this time round
|little ladies all lined up waiting for their wings & their hair :-)|
Some of them have tin wings & the top 3 have wings made from stiffened lace scraps
(I once made a dozen of these for a lady going overseas & she sent me a postcard from Chile to tell me my angels were "flying all over the world" - she used them as hostess gifts)
Although it is mid summer here, we have had all 4 seasons this past week ... on the nice sunshiney days you get to do chores like this ...
|One poor ol' ted is hanging by his foot as he has no ears to peg on to !!!!!|
On those off days when you are feeling just a tad grumpy & out of sorts with the world in general (or perhaps with The Mr!!!) I have discovered a bit of a tonic . . .
I have discovered - quite by accident - that if you sit outside for a couple of hours in the fresh air & the sunshine rubbing lavender stalks, &... (as an added bonus) ... listening to Fleetwood Mac at quite a high volume . . .
but my friends . . .
you also end up with a lovely big bowl full of lavendar to use :-)
My friend Lois had been on my mind alot lately & I remembered that it was coming up to the one-year anniversary of her sons death - he died just a month short of his 30th birthday - so I decided to make a lavendar heart & pop in the post to surprise her
For some reason this years lavender crop seems very high in oil content - I noticed this in my rubbings - & the smell throughout the house is intense ... so I filled Lois's heart with it
Plus I filled the parcel post bag with bunches of rosemary (for remembrance) ... no wonder the man at the Postal Counter was looking at me oddly this morning when I handed it over !!!
I also completed an order for my dear old friend Margaret - she likes to keep a good stock of these padded coathangers on hand for gifts to give to her elderly friends in the retirement village
|once again I used this years lavendar rubbings|
Continuing on with my "prim theme" from last post I dunked them in a heavy parisian essence mixture & made up some primitive hand-to-heart little wallhangers
not sure what my Dad would think ... no doubt shaking his head & rolling his eyes !!!
I had been watching this late soldier-poppy seedling poke its head through in the old tin bucket where I grow my red begonias & when I saw it flowering just yesterday morning, I tried to capture it ...
Finally friends I wanted to share a special book with you ... I really enjoy it when fellow bloggers recommend books they have read ... & it has often lead me to either borrow them from my library, or purchase them myself.
When I gave my son Kayne this book 2 christmas's ago & he opened the parcel ... he actually, honestly thought I had mistakenly given him the wrong gift & that this was a book meant for a child
But he has read it, loved it, & last week returned it to me as I had mentioned I would like to re-read it ... it is truely the most delightful story & one I would thoroughly recommend
Kayne had just returned it to me & I had been thinking to myself that I must mention it on my blog when I came across this post from Betty ... in which she recommends the book also.
Phew I have sure prattled on this post & jumped all over the show ... apologies if I have lost you along the way :-)
Wishing you sunshine & rainbows in your week dear friends & readers - thanks so much for your visit,