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A new chapter

A new chapter

The New Year brings with it a fresh opportunity for creativity. To try one’s hand in new endeavours  time to boldly embroider a new story: weave or plait, tie a knot , or catch a stitch in time ……Embrace the journey and write an inspiring new chapter!

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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

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Winter

Winter

"Winter is a time to tend to our inner gardens..." Rainer Maria Rilke - Letters to a Young Woman.

 

A time for healing the mind and spirit.

A time for slowing down: stitching, knitting, crocheting...

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Autumn

Autumn

The branches of the lemon trees at the Artist's Retreat are heavy with fruit...busy stocking the pantry with marmelade, lemonade and mouth-watering lemon cakes.

Autumn is a time to reflect and give thanks to nature's bounty.

 

"Days decrease,

and autumn grows, autumn in everything"

Robert Browning

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The simple gifts of life

The simple gifts of life

This lead up to the festive season is truly the most wonderful time of the year.   In the northern hemisphere where wind, rain or snowflakes are falling outside, crackling fires, cosy winter woolens and hearty dishes bring comfort and joy.   In the southern hemisphere blue skies, sunshine and long summer days invite frolicking on the beach or an al fresco meal in the shade of a tree.   Wherever you are at this time of the year enjoy the simple gifts of life ... the magic of snowflakes falling on the window sill ... the sound of waves...

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