seems like everything i try and do these is pokey-slow
most especially with this poor old laptop of mine... it's over nine years old now and though it does everything i want it to, it does it very slllooowwwwllyyyyy...
it has taken me fourty-two minutes to transfer seven pictures from my camera to here
which might have something to do with my blogging less these days
but that might also have something to do with the light as well - it's a challenge to take pictures at all some days
the photo taken below is a mid-day shot, out the dining room window
we've had so much fog and rain lately that lights have to be on all day long - this day, where the sun finally poked out of the clouds was the first sunshine we've seen in these parts for weeks
they call it the "lake effect"
i don't mind the fog, except when it comes to taking photos
but the combination of sun and fog always delights
a couple of posts ago i showed this new technique i've learned of late - my favourite ever, i think i said
i've taken it a little further and made some christmas cards...
the candy-cane twine used to "bind" the card and insert paper together came at the suggestion of a kindred spirit who, whilst admiring the stitched portion and the selected card stock for the card itself, thought a touch of red somewhere might perk things up a bit
when i tried adding red to the wreath itself it over-powered the design so this was a good compromise... i plan on making more cards as almost all of these sold so i'll experiment a little with ribbons and/or beads in the next round
i do love the pale icy beauty of this version though
and the little fragments of lace
and of course the poked holes
texture upon texture, building up the layers
i made a tree version and am thinking a star would be lovely too
and then i have some beautiful snowflake cookie cutters...
and i'm off...