Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New wheels

Today I went to my knitting morning, a glorious giggle of a morning, with the loveliest of companions, a morning that I don't always make these days due to my increasing workload but when I do get there I am always so very pleased I took the time.

On leaving I popped up the high street to post some parcels and decided to have a very quick glance into my favourite charity shop - The Hadleigh Thrift Shop. I've had some good stuff from here and lost out, due to procrastination, on even better.

Today there was no procrastinating.

As I walked up the street and saw the wicker shopper my heart began to beat faster. Really?

Surely not?

Who would give such a thing away?

Practically running, I reached the shop front and saw that it was indeed for sale. At a steal. Now you really would have laughed to see me, I glanced around furtively anxious to leave it for even a second, worried that the shoppers previously passing by without even noticing this beauty would suddenly notice my interest and stampede.

I checked my purse, relief, there was enough cash, no need to find a machine. My heart kept pounding until the deal was done.

And then I skipped back down the street wheeling my wicker delight behind me.

It may be noteworthy to mention that as I am not within walking distance of any shops, a non-foldable shopping trolley may not be the wisest of buys. But I am sure you will agree that I would have been mad to leave it behind.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Life in colour

As I ran through the woods today I noticed brightly coloured primroses n
estling amidst the increasing greenery.

And then how very bright and green the fields are.

How yellow the daffodils seem right now.

And how pink the Suffolk cottages have suddenly become.

I am just loving these longer days, somehow we are eating later.

Playing longer.

Just doing more.

And suddenly the corners of the days are in colour once more. Glorious, light filled colour.

These pictures were taken in the very late afternoon, it seems so very long since there was any sort of picture taking light in the afternoons but somehow it has crept up on us. That precious golden pre-dusk sunlight.

We are skipping the light fantastic. Oh my, it feels good.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

As the fog begins to clear

I have been thinking about this space a lot these past weeks.

But not getting here and writing.

My words have been stuck, fogged up, unclear.

The rhythm of my days has changed so much since I first began to write this blog. Over the last months Handmade At Poshyarns has slowly but surely become my actual work, a real job in fact, it's work I love but work nonetheless. It shapes my days and fills my mind and as it has grown I have found it hard to find my path in this space. I don't want to tell you about sewing and craft fairs in every post, I am sure that's not what you want to hear about either. This worry has niggled and gnawed at my thoughts, the more I think about it the harder it is to write anything at all.

But as stood on the edge of the field today and watched the edges of the fog begin to burn away, I felt a warmth in the sun and my thoughts became clearer and brighter.

For all I need to do is open up Blogger and write.

Somehow the words will come and somehow it will be OK. This space is changing, evolving gently but that is how it should be, for that's what life is all about. Thank you all who continue to read, your comments and presence means so very much.


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Pen to paper

I did not mean to be away so long and since I last wrote in this space I have been bathed in Spring sunshine, pelted with frozen sleet, drenched in the wettest of rain and blown by Suffolk gales.

Today Miss Tilly is home sick, so we took a few minutes to draw those names. I know there are marvelously technical ways of doing this and no doubt this nine year old of mine could show me how. However, being me, I rather like a reason to put pen to paper, so I did it the old fashioned way. I took pleasure in writing the names and took time to re-read each of those precious comments. Oh how you made me smile with your words and thoughts, thank you so much to everyone who left a comment, it was lovely to hear from old friends and to discover some great new blogs too.

But there can be only three.

Bougielyns, a new to me blogger who I am thrilled to discover blogs about her life in the fascinating Czech Republic.

The lovely Ali, of Domesticali, I have been reading Ali's blog for such a long time and count her as one of my virtual friends so I am delighted to be sending her a key fob.

And finally, Nina of the scrumptiously photographed Tabiboo, Nina has been a customer of mine before so I am really pleased to be sending her a little something.

Ladies, can you please email me your addresses and I will send off your key fobs in the next few days.