06/01/2012

Winter Blues #FolksyFriday

I saw a thread on the Folksy forums asking people to show their winter blues and I was so taken with it that I decided to add some of the things from that thread.
Not really sure why we call it the `blues` when we feel down as personally I find blue very relaxing and calming.
I hope you`ll find my choices enjoyable and have a relaxing time browsing through the items on show and through the shops of the sellers too.
Yesterday I was busy making a fish pie with lots of salmon, cod, smoked haddock and prawns, boneless of course, all done in hollandaise sauce and topped with mash. Have to say it was yummy and the four grandchildren enjoyed it too when they came for tea. It was a noisy and fun couple of hours, with lots of horseplay as well as siting down doing puzzles with the little ones.
The wind was very strong here again yesterday and it rained a couple of times. The wind had a really chilly bite to it as well, not nice.
I finished the beret I was making and started a pair of fingerless mittens, they are almost done too and yes I know I should have put the buttons on the collar I finished before starting anything else. It is still waiting. If only I had a finishing fairy...
Okay enough waffle, it`s rhyme time.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
RELAX and ENJOY!!!

Last time that like this the wind blew
was a time my trampoline flew
through the air, must have been a sight
a 13 foot trampoline in flight.
It got wrapped around a tree
not a pretty sight to see.
Very lucky, there was little damage
what there was we could manage
to replace and then put right.
That was really a terrible night.
Now the trampoline is chained down,
no more can it play the clown.
Bolted to concrete now it stays there,
a rattling of chains instead of a glare.
Some folk say fences are flying away
hope they find them another day.
Electricity off, now that is bad,
no heat or light for some, very sad.
Amusing when a bin decides to run
will be lots of runaways when this is done.
Cleaning up will be quite a task,
if you need help, just ask.
In times of need folk pull together
and it doesn`t matter whether
you`ve been at loggerheads in the past,
things like that should not last.
All pull together to help someone`s plight
it`s the good thing to do and oh so right!


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Red Brick Glass. Creative Treasures.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Handmade Egyptian Jewellery. Audrey`s Cat.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Dees Designs. Paul Bailey`s Original Watercolour Landscapes.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Daisy Beth. Say It!
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Hattifer`s Hand Sewn Gifts. S GISBORNE.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Adien Crafts. Sew Happy Shop.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Handmade by Edwina. The Crafty Bride.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Digby Bears. Imogen`s Imagination.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Wild Rose Designs. UniquelyYours.

Hope you enjoyed todays wonderful blue display of crafts and found the shades and browsing, relaxing.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

13 comments:

  1. morning and happy new year linda!

    thank you so much for picking my birdie fascinator...i know it will help everybody smile :o)

    im also very hungry now after reading about your fishpie...its one of my favourites but is limited to when my housemate is away- she a fish hater :o(

    thank you again,

    sophie
    x

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  2. I am so jealous of your fish pie. One of my children just will not eat fish despite my best efforts and I love fish so always tricky. Thank you so much for including my iPad cover. I love blue. It is always very calming. You've picked a lovely selection.

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  3. Lovely selection. Gorgeous fairy lights as always from Red Brick Glass, and love the crochet cushion x

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  4. Love the verse, Linda - very true.
    Beautiful selection and you are right - very calming!
    Edwina

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  5. Oh..I like a fish-pie! I like the Bluey hues too....Especially Audrey's cat!

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  6. ooooh I'm coming to your's for tea, I like fish! A lovely selection of yummy blue items and thank you for including one of my blue boa's. Julia x

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  7. Thanks for showing my card Linda. It must be fish pie week, my daughter requested it for tonight after looking through the recipe book I got for christmas :-)
    Diane x

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  8. Snap! We must have been cooking fish pie at the same time, ours had a puff pastry topping though as we'd rund outof tatties. Great selection of pics as usual - particularly like Audrey's Cats retro puss. Shaz x

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  9. Lovely blues Linda, a very cool, calm and collected feature glallery.

    Natalie x

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the bag. And the owl. And the cushion. And the pottery earrings.....!

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  11. Loving the blue. Thanks for including my new earrings x

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  12. Great selelction Linda. Beautiful blues
    Gemxxx

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