"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Sunday, 22 February 2009

what to do on a rainy day

it has been raining here at Woodford for nearly two weeks. strong, soaking rain. sorting through all my bits, ideas started to make their way to my creative self.... grab bits of this and that, I heard. take some ribbon:

add some buttons:

buttons that were rescued from Nana's clothing or gathered from various jaunts to junk shops. way back in times before it was trendy to gather bits like this:

you can even add a buckle or two if the whim takes you there:

get to work, tying knots, sewing buttons and if you can find an old crystal chandelier prism, you can add that.. until you get it just how you want it.. then you ask Buddha, if he would mind being a model yet again. -

after that, you can gather together broken bits of old jewellery...a kilt pin, some brass rings. old buttons, chains and a crystal prism. And you can make yourself a gorgeous pin to adorn a winter woolie. enjoying the sound of the rain as you go

we visited Paul yesterday.. the preliminary report says stage 4 malignant tumour. Next week they meet with the oncology team to see what can be done. He is a bit disorented from the surgery and has lost some movement to his left side. I saw Paul's eyes yesterday and he is scared. Please keep them in your prayers and heart. Miracles do happen, don't they?

there is a National Day of Mourning today here in Australia. For those who lost their lives in the Victorian bushfires. I will light a candle on my altar.


Genie Sea said...

My thoughts and prayers are constantly on Paul and all of you. May a miracle happen.

I really really like your brooch! :)

Serena said...

I'm so sorry about Paul's results. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers.

I will also be a lighting a candle for the national mourning day.

It's great to see you being so creative during the wet spell. LOVE the brooch!

love, light and peace,

gemma said...

Buttons and bows;some of my favorite things. The pin is also gorgeous. Great use of old jewelry.
Peace be with Paul and with you all.

Winterwood said...

rain? I am hoping we get some here too...grass and plants and garden and I could do with some soothing rain for a change! Its been so hot and dry and no rain at all! I love the pin.. I have a spare kilt pin, this is a great idea to dress it up!

peppylady said...

It seem it rain here when the spring or fall season upon some place in world.

It amazing what one can do with a few trinks I been picking them up here and there.
Usual buying them for less then a dollar and adding them to gifts I wrap.

I'll keep Paul in my heart.

Coffee is on.

Tori said...

That is a great way to spend a rainy day! Use all that indoor time to your advantage. =)

Miracles DO happen!! If I could light a candle here in Disney, then I would.

Leanne said...

the fires were so awful, those who lost their lives are remembered here too Robyn.

and Paul too, undestandably scared, who wouldnt be? healing wishes for him.
Leanne x

Leanne said...

the fires were so awful, those who lost their lives are remembered here too Robyn.

and Paul too, undestandably scared, who wouldnt be? healing wishes for him.
Leanne x

Fire Byrd said...

How sad and difficult for you the personal and the national pain you must be going through.
I'll keep you in my thoughts. And if I have the energy I'll email you.
hugs xx

Janet said...

I love the pin on the scarf! Gorgeous!

I'm sorry to hear the news about Paul. I will continue to send good thoughts his way, and also for all the people who lost loved ones in the fires.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of you and your family, and I'll keep you all in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn, just popped by to catch up, I've missed some posts (yours AND mine) - been a bit AWOL this last week.

So sorry to hear about Paul, sending love to you all.

LOVE the new look blog. Gorgeous.

kim said...

Maybe Ms. Anonymous should do something other than blog stalk. Maybe she should create her own blog and share the joys of HELPING others instead of griping about what others say, that is NONE OF HER BUSINESS!


My computer works again!!!!!

Ruth said...

Miracles do happen yes, in mysterious and hidden ways.

Sorrow said...

I love the pin!
it's wonderful!
Holding those who lost so much in the fires,
close in my heart.
and lighting a candle for the stage 4 cancer victim as well.

amelia said...

Praying for Paul. That's just awful, poor man..

Also for all the victims of fires in your country..

Pam said...

I find handstitching, fossicking amongst buttons, calms a busy mind. There is a gentleness to creating, a "musing".Then again when big time stress hits,there's nothing like turning over whole garden plots with energy that needs to go somewher, anywhere. You have much to think about dear Robyn, and you, and those close to you, are in my thoughts.I am so glad you are enjoying your lovely creations, and the processes involved.