rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~yesterdays pictures today~

here we are!

thank you for the tip leanne!

this is the 'mexico'~in reality it is more red and much brighter and very 'tweedy' with blues, purples, reds, greens and yellows.
it reminds me of glastonbury festival for some reason.

i had major 'crochet block' last night and for the life of me could not make up my mind what pattern to use for this~i think i must have unravelled my work at least four times and in the end decided to just put it away until today.
this morning i decided on a 5.5mm hook and settled on a traditional granny shawl.
 i initially thought the wool too 'busy' but after doing five rows decided it is just perfect~and perfect for the little fae soul it is intended for.

this is the much chunkier wool i discarded for the fae project.
again, in reality it is nowhere near being the purple it looks here (talk about the camera never lies~well it does!)
in reality it is very autumnal red and orange with tweedy flecks.
as i mentioned yesterday this shawl will be going on etsy eventually.


here are the promised pictures of some of the work we have been doing to Pretty Pagan...

this is the side of the wardrobe that swampy has built for me (woo~hoo no more living out of bags!)
and today he is re-jigging the little shelf he put above my side of the bed, adding two doors and making one for his side.
he has done the same with the shelves above the 'kitchen' area~the trouble is with shelves, when you drive away you have to put things away into the larger cupboards unless you want everything to tumble off as you round the first corner.
now it means we can keep our tins of tea etc and mugs up in the cupboards.


i had to show you this picture of one of our borage plants...

such a beautiful plant.
we have four of these dotted around our garden, the fifth is at my mums, busy attracting the bee's there.


today has been fairly quiet and after the decent nights sleep i had on tuesday my insomnia was back again last night~so i think tonight i might have a very early night after a simple tea of boiled eggs and toast~our eggs are local free range, organic ones and make the best boiled eggs ever!

*i hope you day has been a good one*


Pussycats and Angels said...

Great post...Love the colours..look forward to seeing the finished item....Pretty Pagan is looking good....Can't think of any thing nicer than free range boiled eggs and toast:)
Have a good weekend..Looking forward to watching Glastonbury on the telly..we missed out on tickets this year....never mind we are at the caravan next week (sited in Glastonbury) so can't wait.

Kath said...

Yes a good day thanks Laoi, sewing and moving furniture!
Your wool is just beautiful as are the touches you made to your camper!

dubgirl said...

PP is looking good as is that wool, it would make a cosy blanket. I'm going to look out for borage at the garden centre, particularly if the bees like it x

Kadeeae said...

Gorgeousness all around :)

al hayball said...

like the painted tentacles on PP.

Rowan said...

I really like your decorate additions to 'Pretty Pagan' - she looks lovely. The new yarn you've found is lovely, must look out for it next time I'm near a yarn shop, we do have a good one in Sheffield but they are defintely few and far between. Our JohnLewis has a pretty good stock fortunately so I can nearly always get what I want there, though I do resort to online shopping occasionally. Glad you managed a decent night's sleep, here's to kmore of them:)

jill said...

Love the colours of your wool,and pretty pagans painting is lovley,hey I slept for a full 4hrs the other night,record.Lots of love Jill xx

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All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

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Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France