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Icy temperments
fragment and fracture when love
through actions bring light



Clover leaf and number four :). 39 Squares Project and Haiku

Nearly there now!

Today I sketched out and stitched a clover leaf.
 When I was eight, I found a four leaf clover, but I’ve not seen one since!  I look among the daisies and see the little green leaves spread out like parachutes waiting to catch floating dandelion seeds.  Whether you believe clover leaves are lucky or not, they are a fascinating feature of the lawn albeit it temporary and adds a moment of excitement to a little girl’s life 🙂

I came across this saying recently and wanted to share it with you: 

Every blade of grass has its Angel bending over it and whispers, ‘Grow, grow.’ (The Talmud). How lovely is that thought?  We are all like blades of grass and I’d like to think that there is an angel watching over me 🙂

in response to the above, I wrote a Haiku …


Sweet grasses listen;

heads together in the wind

Chinese whispering.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this 39 square project and the little stories that have accompanied each stitched square.  I have one more square to do (the number 1), so will hopefully be able to share with you my finished project over the weekend.


Patchwork Cushion Project

Apart from a spot of decorating, I’ve been patchworking a cushion – dogs and spots 🙂 I thought you’d all be much more interested in seeing a pic of this than a photograph of my cupboard under the stairs!  You may recognise the block pattern formation from the patchwork chicken I made using the template over on http://grannymaudsgirl.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/chicken-run


Also, like any rummaging around in the loft, a cellar or an cupboard under the stairs, there are goodies to be found, including two sewing machines (one a Singer that is hand operated and no electric; the other is a Hereward). Here are a couple of images of the Singer:

They were pretty heavy – I had to drag one out rather than lift it – but as far as I’m aware, just need a little oil and they will be ready to use.

To celebrate the findings, I wrote a haiku 🙂

Hereward and Singer
set free from depths beneath treads:
two spring cleaned gems found!