Was it premature to dump King Winter on the sofa and change the nature table. The Spring Fairy didn't think so.
King Winter sat on his throne one day
And he said to himself, said he
"I must admit I've had some fun,
I've chilled the earth and cooled the sun,
And not a flower or tree
But wishes that my reign were done.
As long as time and tide shall run
I'll go on making everyone
As cold as cold can be."
There came a knock at the outer door
"Who's there" King Winter cried.
"Open your palace gates" said Spring,
"For you reign no more as King.
No longer here abide.
This message from the sun I bring
The trees are green, the birds do sing
The hills with joy are echoing.
So pray, Sir, step outside."
So King Winter moved off last week but not without giving us a little flurry of snow in the middle of the week. Lady Spring finally smiled on us this morning and our new seasonal table. On the left is Mother Earth with her knitting in the basket. The root children are still asleep and there are some snowdrop fairies with their flowers. The jug on the left has some branches of cherry blossom with some blossom fairies hanging from it.
We've had a nature table for some years now and it really helps you notice the passing of the seasons. This scene will soon have chicks, lambs and hares on it as we approach Easter and then the root children will wake up and change into flower children as their flowers start to bloom outside.
Everything, apart from Mother Earth has been made by me or the children over the years. Some things I'd really rather make again as I've become better at sewing but ofcourse, the children won't hear of me removing what seem to have become family heirlooms.
This is my first post in blogland and I've been umming and aghing for so long about whether to come on board. Did I have enough creative stuff to offer or write about, what were my reasons for having a blog?? All this went round and round in my head until I thought for God's sake just try it out will you. So here's my humble offering (this bit's easier than trying to get round Typepad).
Now I'm one of those people who usually has to try everything so I get to be OK at lots of things but not a master at anything. My latest fixation was learning to crochet. So out came a book from the library and I decided that I just had to make some flowers . Trouble is I'm so bad at reading patterns (blame it on my Mum, ofcourse). But once I got shown how to do them I was at it non-stop and I made about 12 brooches. Some I gave away and a few I've sold. Here's what's left (the Indian sparkly things were my own idea).