Tuesday, 7 January 2014

wintry beginnings

time to begin again perhaps
and time for some new hearts with a wintry feel to them

a wintry white one called "snowfall" and
a silvery grey icy one called "on that winter day"


we haven't had any snow yet ... we rarely do in this part of Cornwall
but we have had everything else thrown at us this past week
several nights of disturbed sleep through waking to thunder/lightning storms
or to the heavy rat tat tat of hailstones on the windows
and "wuthering" winds

we've had some minor flooding down in the harbour
with heavy winds lifting the swell of the high spring tides over the harbour walls
and elsewhere ... the high spring tides and winds have caused much devastation
along Cornwall's coastlines and other coastal areas all around
hope everyone stays safe

personally, being on higher ground, our main concern has been for
our poor old tree at the bottom of the garden ... taking the brunt of the winds
and (for now) I am content to stay home, keep cosy and sew ...

these hearts will be available from my etsy shop quite soon
(thank you always for reading ♥)

18 comments:

Angie Willis said...

Lovely seasonal hearts. I love the colours of winter - even in the rain the muted colours say more to me than the brights of summer. Lovely to see a blog from you again and Happy New Year to you - I hope it's a peaceful and successful one.
Angie x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Thank you Angie. I had a difficult year (so there wasn't much blogging from me) but trying to get back now to some regular posting here on Love Stitching Red. I missed everyone! x

Julie said...

Happy to see you blogging again and glad that you are keeping safe in the awful weather that you have down there. xx

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Yes, it's nice to see you blogging again Carolyn. I love to see your beautiful creations and hope to see many more in 2014. Hope you get some respite from the storms soon.

Sandies' Patch said...

And a very happy,healthy, prosperous 2014 to you and yours too.
Love the photostream, saw some favourites.....bliss!

Sandie xxx

missy k said...

Beautiful works in progress Carolyn.

The weather has been extreme, thank goodness for the lovely blue skies we have enjoyed.

Karen x

Indianna said...

Nice to see you back, hope the weather was a bit better today.

Lily Razz said...

So pretty! You have an exceptional talent!

Barb Cady said...

Lovely to read a post again. The hearts look wonderful. Keep safe, I can't think of a better way of weathering the storms than by sewing! Perhaps a storm heart might be coming? Bags I it if you do! Big hugs and wishes for 2014. Barb x

PetraB said...

It is wonderful to see your creations again. They are so inspiring and uplifting. Take care and keep safe and warm. Petra.

kerosene said...

Lovely.

Erica said...

The new heart is so pretty. As far as your awful weather goes, remember that 'this too shall pass'. Feeling for all who are being battered by weather/circumstances as we go into 2014. At the risk of having digital nasties thrown at me, we are having rather pleasant weather in Auckland at the moment.

Redanne said...

You really have captured the essence of a wonderful wintery scene in your heart. I love snow but as yet we have not had any either. I do hope the storms and weather subside and that your tree survives. Keep safe and stay warm! Happy New Year. Hugs, Anne x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

We have quite enough snow here for both of us! This has certainly been the year for extremes in weather. Good thing we have our studios to retreat to.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love your hearts always. Wind everywhere in the world it seems....stay cosy. xox

Gina said...

Beautiful wintery hearts Carolyn. Stay warm and safe during all these storms.

sharon young said...

So lovely to see your posts again, I just love this wintry scene, hope your tree stays safe in these awful winds.

Linda said...

Despite the chilly theme, you're creating something that feels cosy and inviting. Love it...... xx