the turning year..


The Solstice and Christmas door wreath gently carried down the garden today and laid on logs for the birds and creatures to enjoy…holly, heather, honeysuckle, ivy, old man’s beard, rosemary. I brought feathers inside that were resting on the logs and will keep any such gifts for the next wreath making..

The cycle continues – and I was so aware of the rings on the logs – the cycle of seasons and years continuing their rhythm…

A fox calling out woke me in the night and two nights ago we glimpsed a barn owl in nearby fields

Time to stitch again, to continue, to get into the rhythm!

tea cosy…

xmas tea cosy susi bancroft A Christmas gift for my mother in law… knitting with 2 strands of deep red including a  sparkling one and, combining together with the pink, orange, red, blue, green twinkling lights on the tree evoked once again such strong memories of childhood magic.

Wool from Marmelade Yarns in Frome (and the ribbed tea cosy pattern) and the crochet flower pattern (always so beautifully and clearly written) courtesy of the fabulous Attic 24

Xmas tea cosy susi bancroft 2