Monday, 1 March 2010

Show and Tell Monday

Almost Spring and a poem from my favourite poet:

Lines Written in Early Spring
William Wordsworth (1798)
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I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:--
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?

I always feel that Wordsworth can sum up the countryside and all within it exceedingly well.

Now onto the makes for the last week, not as much as had hoped:

Easter Time

A set of 6 Easter cards in Yellow, also available in Pink, Blue, Green and Purple, depicting a fun rabbit always getting into trouble.

Colour Block Unlined Tidy Bags

Not to waste any fabric two more small tidy bags from the off cuts of the larger gym bags.

Finally made it and finished my vest/waistcoat, just have to shop for a replacement button now.

A general finishing of projects this week, to start afresh next weekend. Why is it we always end up with projects partly finished, love the feeling when they are completed though. Tidying of my workspace to plan for the next projects to stitch.

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  1. Caroline

    I love those Easter Cards! They are the sweetest. They are going to fly off the shelf.

    Loved the poem too.

    Pale Pink And Roses

  2. Caroline,
    The Easter cards are darling! I hope you have plenty on hand!
    Olivia Paige

  3. Hi Caroline, what a beautiful Poem. Thank you for sharing that. I loved the Easter Cards and the bright colored tidy bags too :)
    I hope you have a great day and that spring might start poking its head out for you. (()) gail

  4. HI Caroline,
    Thanks for the Wordsworth. Loved it. You have really been busy. Love the cards. So bright and cheerful.

  5. Love Wordsworth, thanks. You inspire me to get all my almost finished items off the work table and start fresh, thank you (I think). Your products are lovely, the cards are really nice for the holiday.
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  6. Hi Caroline,

    Love your new vest. It looks really lovely! Easter cards are fabulous too!

    I hope you have a great week!

    Pei Li

  7. Well, it is snowing... again. It has been a strangely white winter in the American South, so I am not feeling the whole Easter/Spring mood yet. But the cards are too cute and I loved the poem! Hugs, Tedi

  8. Ahhhh Spring....I love your cards!!!


  9. Hi Caroline

    I have nominated you to receive the Sunshine Award - apart from having a beautiful blog, your postings are lovely and great to read.

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  10. I have nominated you for a sunshine blog award.

    Emma xx

  11. Hi Caroline

    Many thanks for your post. Yes, I am very local to you - only appx 3 miles form Bourne Mill. My cards are on the left as you go in - a wall rack. Plus I have a room on the lower ground floor (a few steps down from Reception). I have the left-hand space - have sublet the first part at the foot of the steps to a fellow Bourne Mill-er.

    You never know we may come across each other there one day - or I am sure at a fair or local event.

    Have a good day - weather looks gorgeous



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