Older, But No Wiser

So I’m back after a busy few days! Thirty came and went and there was cake ~ chocolate of course. I have discovered the joys of Bondaweb and managed my first bit of machine appliqué. Its not great, but its a start lol. On Sunday we visited the National Woolen Museum in Drefach Felindre and saw pictures of babies being worn in traditional Welsh shawls. My small person enjoyed looking around from the comfort of our Ginkgo. I had a low day on Sunday but we all went for a short walk down the lane and by the time we got back in I was feeling much more uplifted. Its great how a bit of fresh air and some exercise can improve the mood!

I’ve decided to look into Art Journalling, I’m waiting for a book through the post to see what its all about then I might give it a go.

So there we are, a quick catch up. I’ll be back in the next couple of days to post something that makes a bit more sense. I also want to say “Hi!” to the lovely readers who I hear are dipping into this blog…its great to know you are reading and enjoying xx

A couple of pictures just to brighten up a dull text…

Leaping hare appliqué

Sunday's double rainbow (can you spot it??)

Autumn Walk


The Beauty of the Woodland

On Sunday, after the small one had woken from her afternoon nap, we went for a walk at a nearby reserve. I’m not a great fan of walking as a pass time, but my opportunities for exercise are currently limited  so off we went. And I’m so glad we did because it gave me the opportunity to slow down and open my eyes, look around me, at the ground and above my head. It’s nice to be reminded of  life beyond my own existence!

The woodland was beautiful. Green is such an undervalued colour! We took a camera and a foraging pocket book and just enjoyed our surroundings. A wood is an incredibly serene place considering the sheer amount of life it sustains.

Beautiful Green

Beauty Above

Beauty Below

Fairy Fungi

And of course, a pram is not ideal for negotiating narrow muddy paths, steep tracks, steps or stiles, so the small one was happily worn on my back in the Melkaj where she was comfortably carried for 2 hours. How else would we be able to share the pleasue of these places with her?

Stiles? No problem!

We really enjoyed our walk, I’m looking forward to returning, especially in the autumn when the leaves will be turning…