I am still amidst my early spring shake up & sort out and so have been rather quiet on the blogging front. There are many jobs to finish and many jobs to start. Lots of things that I want to share with you all, and some things that I can't.
But with the silent onward creep of peace that is evolving out of the chaos in our home and lives, I was stopped in my tracks by a knock on the door, as I was greeted by our jolly postman with 2 parcels that upon opening overwhelmed me.
The first being from the soulful and beautiful Aqeela from Remembering the Days at Aqeelas house
The lovely little kitty cat instantly put a smile on my face.
She sent me these items as a thank you for a poetry book and journal I sent to her as she has a love of poetry and is probably the most organised person I know, so I knew a journal would always be used.
We are both lovers of William Morris and so she sent some beautiful WM cards that she has had for some time (I know instantly what I will be going to do with these), a wonderful craft book 'Just Sew Stories' by Katie Allen, and upon a quick flick through I am desperate to make the festival head-dress. Also in the parcel was 'A witch's guide to gardening' by Dorothy Jacob, printed in 1965 and contains some gorgeous drawings and I can not wait to sit down & read it. So a huge thank you to my wonderful friend Aqeela.
My second parcel was from the vibrant and marvellous Krista from Peetee's palace. I have to admit that being a wiccan/pagan I was truly astounded and almost moved to tears by her gift to me. She has bestowed to me, a practical stranger from across the globe with our only connection being the time and care we all take to read and share blogs, her personal wand and pentagram that has done all it can for her and now seeks a new owner.
Krista, your message has spoken to my heart and I thank you for choosing me to be blessed by such a gift.
My soul has been going through quite an uplift this past week, with starting my 'painting & drawing' class which has rejuvenated my passion for such things, and in turn has restored a little portion of my old self. Thoughtful gifts from blogging friends that helped renew my faith in who I am and my blog. Sunday morning swimming that made me ache for 2 days from head to toe but I can't wait to go again. Flowers that represent all I want from our home in being bright, colourful and joyous.
Finished projects, do you remember the storage boxes that were undergoing a little decoupage makeover? Well here they are, all finished and in place and more importantly in use.
I decided to go for a plain front and leather paint effect lid for the bottom box as they didn't look right being a matching pair.
And during a pleasant read through the March edition of 'County Homes' and discovering what has been missing from our home and my life all this time... PATTERN. I dug out some wallpaper that my amazing Mum found me as it matches our curtains and decided to go full steam ahead and start filling our home with pattern, in a hope to inspire the creative and ease my craving for interesting. I started with this:
The colour is a lovely muted green (Eau du Nil) with a slight hessian texture to it and these beautiful cream Hydrangeas'
This space still isn't finished, I have the other 3 walls to paint in Leafy cottage and possibly a fire surround for the papered wall to hunt for and I have some pictures/ephemera to grace the wall too.
I know that some of you in the UK have had snow again today but here is a little something to prove that spring is most definitely on its way..
Our first snowdrop in flower and planted by Henry's little hands back in October xx