Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Solstice Give Away Winner

And the winner is... Dorie of Fiberfusing.

Congratulations Dorie, I will have fun making something for you. Please let me know your address i will get your surprise solstice gift off to you in the next few days.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Solstice Blessings

I am slowly getting unpacked and settling into my new home. The hamlet is very small and friendly and already I know so many neighbours. It is fun getting to know the community.

It won't be too long before we are completely unpacked and I can weatherproof and paint the stone outhouse and turn it into a studio. A neighbour has already offered me 9 sheep fleeces of cross breed wool. The fleeces are a mixture of Doll Suffulk and Welsh so it will be interesting to see the colours and texture of this wool.

In celebration of the solstice and my new beginnings I would like to have a small give away. I am not sure what it will be yet but am sure I will have fun making it.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me about your favourite solstice moments and magical sunrise experiences. I will anounce the winner on the last day of June.

Happy Solstice and Midsummer fun to you all x

Monday, 14 June 2010

New Beginnings

I have now moved to Anglesey. Its been a busy time.

I have spent more time in the garden planting vegetables and herbs than unpacking boxes. Its my first vegetable patch so I am really excited. So far, I have globe artichoke, rhubarb, strawberry, butternut squash, black kale, purple broccoli, spinach, onion, spring onion, potatoes, Roma tomato and gardeners delight tomato. I still need to plant the beetroot, chard and horseradish before moving onto the seeds for carrots, cabbage, pak Choi and whatever else I have picked up along the way. I think I may have a glut!

Here are some beautiful aqualegia's that I found at the bottom of the garden.

Below, you can see one of Lynne Hoppe's muslin book marks. I have hung from an apple tree. I think it is very happy there, thank you Lynne.

I have had so little time to myself with all of the moving and shaking that has been going on.

I did however get to spend a very pleasant day with Susan of Artspark Theatre in Bristol while she was visiting England.

We took in some galleries, did a boat trip, and found some Banksy in the streets.

I love the police man firing paint ball pellets at the 'other man' dangling from the window.

We found more Banksy in the gallery. I guess Bristol is very proud of their subvertising stencil dude. Its fun to see.

It will be a little while before I am fully unpacked and have a studio/workshop set up so posts will be few over the next week or two but I will be back with a vengeance and a summer solstice give away. I had a birthday last week and realised that natures whispers is now a year old!

It has been fun getting to know you xJ