writing is like thinking through your
finger tips. Just one word can evoke
Back to my creative days has made me feel so much better, personally loving the darker days with all the candles and lights going. Sat here early this morning watching the birds yawn awake and sit on the shepherd crooks singing with a warm drink in my hand and curled in my big vintage chair with a vintage quilt wrapped around me, I could feel the happiness and the ideas popping in my head.
In my working day I like to take time out for little things and take great pleasure in them. Like being sat with a cinnamon tea in my hands and watching the birds whilst I drink it.
So many times in my working days have I let a drink go cold because I have forgotten to look up from what I am doing to drink it, so now when I make it I stop for ten minutes and sip it whilst watching the little nature world that is in our garden. The bulbs are bursting through but the phenomenon of this year is that my gorgeous tiny roses that smell like roses in our back garden has not stopped flowering, I kid you not! It has budded and flowered since last May and is still at it now. Through some snow and the frosts, high winds and rain that has been our weather here along the Dorset coastline they prevail and thrive! I sit and gaze at it and wonder, I know we have had severe frosts too and I remember thinking to myself ' oh the rose bush will suffer tonight' but no this beauty is hardy and has been a little bit of summer that still lives in a corner of our garden. Which reminds me I must go to the book that I have pressed flowers in to see how they have done. Contained in those pages of Little Women should be some of the roses I speak of, some buds and some flowers. If you remember I picked them in before going away to America last year in October as I thought they would die off before I got back in November! ... Well they have told me! and had the last word!
I have a busy day today as I am also off to spend time with my Mum, who I have not seen very much of. With this ghastly virus no one has thought it a good idea that me and my germs spread anything this awful there. That said my Mum has had a chest infection and been unwell. I have tried to talk to her on the phone as I have not seen her in two weeks but my voice was squeaky and she did not know it was me and got upset.... so this will be my first day to see her. I am hoping even though my cough is still here with me that my sister and I can take her out for a lovely cup of coffee and a bowl of soup for lunch today, we will have to see how she is in herself. Each day is different and I hope its a good day. I have missed her face and her cheeky smile so much. So I have a long working day today as a 3 hours for lunch today has to be made up. I started very early this morning and will work on a little but I am excited to be going to see her. I will wrap up warm and enjoy being out for a while.
The re organisation of the desk is going well with just a few hiccups! and yes in my head my desk was around twelve foot by twelve foot it seems!
I do not have to cut out on it as I always use our large dinning room table, it is a slight pain taking it all down stairs and then back up again but I tend to cut out a few bits rather than what is needed that
I am feeling the cold right now and sit with a hot water bottle up my jumper on my back so its all cosy and warm, I do not know how I will survive going out today with out it but I will have to. I have all the candles ready to light for when I get home and the fire just needs a match put to it and a basket of hand stitching has been placed by the chair. I will get the kettle ready and my cup for when I get in and enough water in the kettle to fill my bottle too! you might giggle but its true I live with it right now.
Whilst putting bits away in my stitchery room from Christmas and dusting and moving bits about I was distracted by looking at some gorgeous vintage pieces of fabric and quilt pieces, I love holding them they are so tactile and gorgeous and I wonder at the stories they could tell me if they were able. I would sit with a warm drink and listen intently!
Well the time is ticking away and I must get on with my busy day, it is so lovely to be back and I have missed you all. It is good to have a break though and it seems you come back to writing with lots of ideas and things to say and talk about.
I hope that you all have a great day and are staying warm and cosy, that you are in the world of Hygge and are enjoying being back here for your vintage read.
See you tomorrow and Happy Stitching! XX