Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snowy Blanket

 Our world is being covered in a white woolly blanket of snow today. There's been playing and painting and reading from our favorite chapter book at the moment, "The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There"... long title, but great book. It's the second book in a series of fairyland books. It's definitely a unique look at fairyland and it's many layers with so many interesting inhabitants and a wyvern sidekick.  I have a feeling we will be reading all of the books in the series through out the year. 

This wintry weather has me thinking about crochet again. I kept waffling about what project I wanted to start and finally remembered the hole in a favorite knit blanket gifted to us for our wedding long ago. The girls had decided run around the house wearing it as a cloak  and managed to snag it on something. The little hole has slowly grown, and I was finally able to give it a little attention before the whole thing unraveled. As I don't yet knit or possess any of the original yarn, I decided to make a crochet patch. I made it from a pattern in "Mandalas to Crochet". It's not perfect as there was definitely some material lost that tugs at it, but much better than just some ugly stitches. 

 It looks like the snow will continue through tomorrow, so I think it's time to get some more yarn on the hook.  

Joining in with KCCO over at Frontier Dreams .

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Kitty Fairy

I've got a cup of lemon balm tea and a cheery yellow banana in hand as I dust off the key board and brush the cobwebs out of this of space. It's sleepy and grey outside, but my thoughts keep dashing merrily to Spring. Bright felt, memories of warm winds, hand stitching, the first green grass-like leaves of crocus's sprouting, mud and the mossy wet smell of new vegetation... I can feel it coming. But not yet. The fire still burns bright, and I will satisfy my yearning with color and greenery inside today. Thank goodness for fabric and yarn and a million colors of embroidery floss. Thank goodness I will be able to start seedlings indoors any day now, as soon as I can get to the hardware store and pick up some potting soil. 

Soon this little kitty fairy will grow wings, when the time is right, and nothing will stop her from the warm winds of Spring. If you are already experiencing Spring where you are, bottle it up and send it to me. Otherwise, I'll just have to be patient and dream.

Joining in with KCCO over at Frontier Dreams .