Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Friday, 22 March 2013

Sewing Springtime Bunnies*~*

I have been sewing some gifts for the grandchildren..


Three little bunnies...

Three little cones...



All holding eggs...



Sweeties for filling..

Springtime friends...




I hope they like them...








There all wrapped up and ready...

This will be my last post for a while, as you know we have some special visitors for Easter
Spring Wishes Thea x 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Celebrating the Spring Equinox *~*





Getting ready for spring....


I picked a few bare branches at the weekend, hoping that they will be in the green by next week...


Picked a few Hellebores from the garden..( I always seal the stems with a flame).....







Filled tiny glass vases .....







I made paper cones from silver doilies, filled up with a few goodies....








The Spring Equinox is tomorrow so I wish you all a joyful Springtide  (even if it is still blooming cold outside)
Thea x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Great Auntie Hilda's Tea Set *~*


My Mother always kept this tea set for "best" it was always stowed away in her glass fronted china cabinet (as you can see the Teapot is not in proportion to the rest so I think it has been added later)
The tea set was a wedding gift from her Auntie Hilda 




And it was always referred to as Auntie Hilda's tea set..



So now I have custody of the Auntie Hilda's tea set ...




Quite a responsibility...you may have noticed it sits very nicely on my dresser...
but the sad thing is I have no idea who Great Auntie Hilda was or what she looked like...




All I do know is that she is in this photo..( my Mother is the girl in the centre front with the long ringlets ) so Great Auntie Hilda remains an enigma...










So I shall look after it and keep it for best! and then pass it on to my daughter, telling her the story of Great Auntie Hilda!
Thea x




Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Getting ready for Spring*~*

There Is a lovely light appearing around my home...

I think Spring is showing her face....

Even though it still feels quite cold out the light has changed....





The spring yellows and greens are gradually appearing around my home....



It is such a special time of year.....





Sleepy bunnies on the shelf....







A new little felted bumble bee has arrived....

I found him in John Lewis, and he packed his bags and flew home with me!






Time to display my pretty china.....



A white hare I found in the C shop last week....





Along with some little bunnies I have made....




Great Auntie Hilda's teapot...


My Sylvac bunny he came from my Grampa's house ....




Springtide blessings to you all...





Thea x
Thank you for your beautiful words they mean so much xx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Who am I ?...

Mum and Dads wedding 1948
I have always known I was adopted as a baby..I remember being told by my Mother that it was special and that she and my Daddy had chosen me,
So I grew up with this vision that I had been bought in some kind of baby supermarket !!
I had a happy childhood until my darling Daddy died ( I was 7 yrs old) and then the light went out of my life, my Mother obviously distraught and very sad never really got over her loss, and it affected my relationship with her, she showed me little love and affection , but I just accepted my lot and got on with my life. I also had an older brother (also adopted) who I did not have much in common with but my Mother adored him,

 I look back and I cannot say I was an unhappy child just a little confused at times, I shall not dwell on the dark days or think about how I was treated, because I am who I am today because of her.
This picture reminds me of my ballet lessons

Mum died in 2000 age 85 she was quite an old Mum ( all my friends thought she was my Granny)
I looked after her the best I could, she had Alzheimer's and was quite confused most of the time but was adamant she was going to stay in her own home. It was not the best option,  but with help from me and two lovely carers we managed make her comfortable  ( my brother was far to busy)

A few days after Mum had passed away Jose (one of Mum's carers) called in to see me, we sat on my sofa with a cup of tea and I told her that I was not sure if I had ever loved my Mum, I cared for her and always looked after her but was not sure I had ever loved her, Jose looked me in the eyes and said "you could not have done any more for her, but "love" has to be earned and I don't think she had earned it" and she hugged me

I will always remember Jose such a kind and caring lady, and of course I have mixed memories of my Mum but I will always be grateful that she kept me from ending up in a children's home and I think she did " her" best.

Yes I have thought about finding my birth Mother and I do know a little about her. She was young, only 17 when she had me ( she worked in a shoe shop) is that why I love shoes he he!, but as the years pass by I feel less and less inclined to look..
Our cottage in Cornwall


I did get a shock a few years ago when I was living in Cornwall..I had a phone call from a lady looking for J W  I was so taken back as no one had ever called me by that name, J W was my birth name ..I had a short conversation with her, but she did not tell me who she was or what she wanted, I asked her if she knew my Father's name, she said she did not know his name but that he was a Norwegian sailor, and that he had fallen in love with my Mother and wanted her to return to Norway with him..well I nearly fainted I could not take it all in..
So now I have more questions than answers.who was this lady,  am I half  Norwegian , did my Father ever know I existed..

Well I am very happy now I have a wonderful husband.. beautiful children and grandchildren who I shall never stop loving...
from my precious children x
But I would like to visit Norway one day just to see if I have a connection

Thea xx

I hope you don't mind me putting my thoughts and memories into word , but it seems right today