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Saturday, 6 September 2014

" Like a Bird on a Wire".

"Oh like a bird on the wire, 
like a drunk in a midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free".

These lyrics by Leonard Cohen, my absolute
favourite, poet and songster, are very apt, this week!
It has felt quite Autumnal, here .....

The swallows are gathering on the telegraph wires, readying
themselves for their great annual migration, to Africa 
and ......
much to my surprise, I found a giant puffball (why do you never
have a camera when you need one), whilst out walking, Daisy.

Found this picture on the internet, so you can get some idea of, what
it looks like. It was huge, the size of a football.
It is delicious to eat, so I was dismayed to find that it
had gone brown and inedible. Maybe next year!!
My other allusion to the verse, is that I have been freed from a great
burden. My mother, who sadly passed away, over 5 years ago, left
me and my brother ( who also sadly died, very soon after), a flat, her home.
I have been trying to sell it, for all this time. It has been a terrible
worry, as it was leasehold and there were fees to pay on it, every 6 months.
As you can imagine, this extra financial burden was very difficult to fund.
Also, it meant the grief, from both losses, stayed at the forefront of my mind.
I won't dwell on it here any more but suffice it to say, that I can put that
 behind me and move on!

Thanks Mum! (that's her 2nd from right). 
She was the best and I miss her every day.
Craft wise, I made this, for a friend's birthday.

Hope she liked it!
Experimented, with a new flower brooch.

Its a Chrysanthemum.
 Made a Dorset button, for the middle, which is a new departure,
as I usually use vintage buttons.
I think it works though!
Found a couple of little gems, in a Charity Shop,
on an away day, with a friend.

This lovely little wooden bear. I bought it under the auspices,
 of purchasing it, for my new grandchild but now 
I've got it home, I'm not so sure......
Have fallen in love with him!!

My other little, naughtiness. 
Another tin, to add to my vast collection.
Can you see a colour theme, going on!
Both bought for pence but giving me lots of pleasure.
Well that's it for this week.
Hope the sun shines for you, this weekend!