Saturday, February 19, 2011

"Whose woods these are I think I know"

"Whose woods these are I think I know.."
So often lovely dark and deep..
but today,
Lovely and Luminous and bathed in snow.

Viewing the
from the deck.

Oh my oh my.

Who could resist an offer to walk in the snow.  The trip to the top of the hill was nothing short of mesmerizing.  On the way back down we found our tracks to be completely covered.   And the snowflakes....nearly palm size.   Truly.

Our reward...A View From Near The Top.
And I heard them saying so softly... "We are here we are here...beneath this snowy veil.
Come see. Gently, lift a bough.  See the truth of green beneath our ghosty gown. We are here."
 and then..."Leave us now to our silence to our peace.  The spring comes so soon and we need our rest."
"Thank you for coming . . . and thank you for this place on Earth.  We are here." 
And the snow was wet.  Snowballs were thrown.  I was not the better shot.
Nor was I a good loser.
So there will be no pictures of this event.
til next time....stay warm, stay cozy.
And bless all that are trees.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stitching Guides, Tutorials, Videos

Folsom Show ever so close.  Don't come visit right now...there's nary a path!   I have just a moment though to share a website that is a wonderful source for all of your embroidery stitches.   I used to reference a site in all of my patterns but have learned it is no longer found.   So if you are stitch searching go to Mary Corbett's website and find yourself in stitchery heaven.   She walks and talks you through a zillion different stitches no matter how simple or how complex.   Super site!

Loved one of her recent posts as she was working with wool threads.  

All for today...back to ripping wool.  See you in Folsom if I'm lucky!