Thursday, 12 September 2013

Pottering on a Thursday morning...............

Some days are just meant to be pottered with, and I quite often seem to achieve more than if I start out with the intention of Getting Things Done!  I've sorted the laundry, got the elderberry wine into a demi-john where it's burbling away happily, made pancakes, re-wrapped the blue cheese, finished off a scarf and am sewing the ends in, and have made chilli and rice for supper. I'm off out to do a short stint in the shop later to help them out, so supper will be ready just to pop into the oven when I get back.

I also had the first of the ripe and lovely Devonshire Quarrenden apples from the garden


Monday, 9 September 2013

Wild Woman

I am a wild woman
I know, inspite of myself
and in spite of what I've been told
that there's beauty in every age
no matter how old
I am a wild woman
I've learned what it means to be a life bearer
to bear children
to create art
to plant seeds of love

I am a wild woman
from the depths of the dirt underneath my fingernails
to the height of my very soul
I am one with the Earth
the winds from the four directions whisper through my skin

I am a wild woman
and the spirit of every wild woman coalesces in me
for we are each wild women
and we are all the spirit of the wild woman
I will follow the voice in my heart

I am a wild woman
I sing from my heart
I dance with the stars
I howl at the moon
I love uncontrollably

I am a wild woman
from the deepest, darkest, most sacred part of me
I am fearless
I cry in strength
I open my arms to the sky and welcome the rain

I am a wild woman
I nurture, love and protect
I stand, strongly, silently, sweetly for my brothers
I walk dutifully, prayerfully, joyfully upon the mother
and I will not be stopped

I am a wild woman.

I AM A WILD WOMAN (by Melissa Clary)


I love my village shop!

These came in when I was just chatting to the staff and finishing my coffee in our shop this morning. Rhea eggs - absolutely enormous!


What I will be

What I will be

I'd sooner be quirky than kitsch,
I'd rather be nice than a bitch;
I'll not buy, but make,
Be real not a fake,
And I'd rather be happy than rich.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Show results

At the risk of boring you all to death lol (don't  worry, it's all over now!), here are my results from the show.

First for - soft toy for child under 6 months, first for picallili
Second for loaf of bread, second for  handknitted pullover
Third for handknitted Fair Isle hat
Highly commended for lemon curd
Commended for shortbread, commended for skein of handspun

Delighted with what I won, there were over 2,200 entries inn the homecraft classes, and the competition was very tough indeed; my stuff stood up very well among it all though, considering it was the whole of Dorset, and that was what it was about for me really; the judges left some nice comments both on the prize winning entries and others. I came away with £18 in prize money and the steward went home with the knitted sheep for her new grandson and the lemon curd for herself.
I can't praise the people involved in organising the whole thing highly enough, made what could have been a very daunting experience  a complete joy to be part of.