roll on spring

trees and skies


Sun tree




It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.  Robert Louis Stevenson

My daily walks have been shorter lately so I'm missing the trees. We've had more amazing skies too and as we often have rain the amazing skies are pretty in puddles too. I recently posted these same images on Instagram in black and white by using Snapseed filters. 

There are so many things I've missed sharing here lately but for lack of time I'd just like to pass on some important and also fun links instead.

Lisa's stone project is still open to join in. She's accepting stones from all corners of the earth that she'll decorate in her own wonderful way. Sonia has a pouch giveaway going on, check it out. Also, I've been a huge fan of Lisa Stevens porcelain bowls and pendants since I first joined Flickr. She now has a Facebook page as well as two Etsy shops. I'll share more of her work soon, but treat yourself to a look through her Seaurchin Flickr photostream. And the Gretel Parker project is still looking for people to spread the word. Give it a read and check out her blog too, her story is one I know well. Help if you can.

We welcomed two new babies to the family in the last couple of weeks. Congratulations to my lovely cousins Joe and wife Bridget on the birth of little Olive and to cousin Kate and Graham on the birth of sweet Josephine. We can't wait to meet them.

The children are off this week for half-term break so it's a crazy mixed up schedule. I'm thinking I might try and squeeze in some finishing this week. There are lots of things I want to start but finishing a few old ones I'm thinking might bring just as much satisfaction as starting something new.

What are you making now?

Happy Tuesday,







Sonia / Cozy Memories

Oh my friend, you have so much on your plate ... I hope you'll manage to juggle with the kids' break just right.
Thanks for the mention, I hope you'll join in too :)
Ooooh 2 babies, that's great news ! Congrats to the 2 pairs of new parents ! :)
What I am making now ? Well nothing & that's what bothers me. I need to bounce onto something new & I haven't just figured out WHAT yet. Ugh.

Lisa J

You know, your landscape looks a little like where I grew up in Illinois. Big stately trees, fields, and sky.

It does feel good to finish things, so I hope you're able to get one good "finish" under your belt but we all know how hard finishing anything can be with the kids at home. Enjoy the break, no matter what you accomplish (or don't).

Thank you for the mention of the stone project. When I'm not stitching stones I've been drywalling my workspace. Slow but steady progress.



Trees are at their most beautiful when they are bare naked and set off against a remarkable sky show! Hope you get more opportunities to get out and walk befor they get dressed for summer cause the show is ever changing and never lasts long.

And just so you know - thanks to finding Lisa on your blog roll, I have become a huge fan and have sent her a stone from this corner of the world! She is amazing.


Very beautiful photos! :)

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