Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Solstice! (and a Winner and some peeks)

Midsummer ---
Longest day
Shortest night
Longest light
Shortest dark
The world within
Echoes the world without
Lush foliage, leaves unfurled
Soft springy grass dotted with
Brightly colored flowers peeping through
The earth is green and bright
With warm sunny days
Clear velvety blue skies
Gentle cool breezes
Nature in glory
Our hopes blossom
Creativity flowers
With the season
The seeds of the fruit
Our desires will bear
Can be seen
On the stems
Of our dreams
   by JT
 About 1/4th knitted of my Knit a Beach summer wrap for the Summer of the Traveling Wrap on Ravelry

a few peeks of some things I finished this week but can't be shown just yet
Thank you all so much for comments this past week and per the random number generator, Bekka is the winner!!!!!!!! Please email me your address and I will mail you an apron and some goodies - scrapping, fabric, yarn, beads - just let me know what sounds fun!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful Solstice - I remember how magical I thought summer nights were when I was a child - sitting on the front porch with my grandmother and then sometimes running in the yard to catch fireflies. Carefree days - how fast they go! We need to savor every minute - life is full of adventure!

thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!


Bekka said...

Happy Solstice, indeed! I'll get my addy to you asap. (And I'm certain whatever you send will be fun!) :) I can't wait to see what that scrappy project is all about -- the buttons, flowers, and stitched letters are gorgeous! Have a great day!

JessiW said...

Love this post!! Looks like some great creations to share!! And congrats to Bekka:):) Hope you have a great day! Love, Jess

Anonymous said...

I never heard of the word "solstice" before today, but I can relate to the emotions you describe... not much "sitting outside" overhere tonight, it's way too cold! But better temperatures should be on their way... and I never saw fireflies.... enjoy your day Chris!

deana said...

LUCKY Bekka! She's going to LOVE her new apron!

Loving the sneaks! Can't wait to see the full reveal! :-)

sarah said...

i wish that i knew how to make fun wraps like that! so pretty! :)

and congrats to bekka! wahoooo! you go girl.


oh, and happy solstice to you too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I wanna KNOW how U sewed through chipboard letters!!! OMYGOSH!! I am sooooooooooooooooooo "SEW" (hehehehehe) JEALOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! Is it something the 'boss' can run off to our secret place and see??? And YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Bekka!! LOVING that poem too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Loving your sneaks Chris!Yay for Bekka and i love that poem!!
Happy scrapping!

Hanneke said...

Great sneaks, looks great and I love the sewing through chipboard!!!! Congrats Becca that sounds like an amazing prize!!!

Have a great week Chris

Anonymous said...

I have something for you on my blog today my friend!!! Come pick up those real "Dutch shoes" *teehee*