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


*another blogging gap*
its been one of those weeks, trying to get everything sorted for our trip away (Avebury & Glastonbury!)
i have sorted through all my pendants, wrist bands, leaf pouches etc (robyn, i will have some on etsy when i return home!) ready for our little craft fair, plus an increasing pile of 'stuff' in the kitchen ready for me to pack away into Pretty Pagan.
my little mismi has been poorly, sleeping way too much, not dooking or war dancing~after the way we lost our dear cody, always puts me into a high state of fear & anxiety. after 36 hours of this we had a trip to the vets, a good examination & the miracle of getting a sample to be tested. at 7pmwe  had the pronouncement of a urinary tract infection. so he is on antibiotics & feeling so much better~his dook has returned & he war dances around happily.
so i am happy, i guess there are some folk out there who think how could someone possibly love a ferret so much, they have had so much bad press that a lot of people can only think of them in terms of biting and going up trouser legs!
mismi & inca are like having little cats in the house~when they are in for play time (twice daily, sometimes all day as they have the little bottom drawer of the wardrobe as their own little snoozy place) they have free range of one half of our house that is 'ferret proof' with a pine 'gate' keeping them from exploring flynts area of the house. this also means that we can come and go from the back door without the worry of them escaping. they come when called & will follow you around trying to 'help' & begging to be cuddled.
i am having a few investigations with the possibility i too have an infection, but i am still waiting to hear back from my gp~although speaking with a friend who had the same, i have all the symptoms of kidney stones *eeep*

*the next day*

i ended up going out with swampy at that point to buy cable ties. swampy is busy ferret proofing the new 'holiday home' for mismi & inca when he realised it would be easier to cable tie the wire mesh over the cage rather than keep adding little bits of wire and twisting them secure.

why? i hear some people ask, why add more wire to a cage?
well, i put inca in the old holiday home, a 'L' just to make sure she could not escape & she managed to ooze her way through a small gap of less than 3x3cm so we have to ensure she cannot escape from this one!
i think they will love the cage though, a 'J' for jumbo! we busy not only fixing the wire mesh, but making new platforms from fleece, a big fleecy hammock & planning where to fix their play tubes...they are going to have such fun!


the game of thrones


oh my i love it so much!

i actually started to read 'a song of ice & fire' (that title is so glorious it gives me the shivers) before i started to watch it on tv & me being me wish that they had the budget to film so much more of the story...but it is wonderful...more than wonderful...i have no words to describe how much i love it!
i continually swoon over the costumes & maybe a miniscule swoon over jon snow & as for brienne of tarth...what a warrior goddess she is! i admit i have the hugest grrl~crush on her!

well now the clock is ticking & i have a lot to do today, start to pack things into 'pretty pagan', i have some vintage Persian wool in the most gorgeous muted colours (photos to come) that i am splitting into single ply for a crochet project with my smallest hook.
the trouble is i am having trouble sourcing more as i cannot find anything in this country from 'the craft collection' or 'paragon' online...goddess knows just how vintage this wool is...i also need to make up label's for my wares going on sale at our Stonewylde craft fair next weekend...plus i am hoping to squeeze in making a skirt from my sew what! skits book over the next couple of days!

will i do it?!

i will keep you posted!



Miss Robyn said...

Glastonbury & Avebury - *sigh and swoon*... my favourite places..
cannot wait to hear all about your time away.. and to see what you have for sale on etsy or in your shop. I love your work xo
many blessings xo
[thanks for commenting.. your comments really do help me alot as I hope mine do you xo]

Yarrow said...

Hello my dear. Thank you for your comments and words of support. I've been diagnosed with the Fibro as well this week, boo hiss :( My GP sat up straight when I explained how my life had come to a full stop!!! I've got some tablets & painkillers, but I'm learning how to manage it. This week has been spent sleeping all day and night!!! I'll get there!!!

I have to say that if I didn't have cats and a dog, I would certainly get some ferrets. I think they are truly beautiful creatures :D Have a great time away :D

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

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France