Hello and a very Happy Winters Solstice to you all,
I think it important to mark the Solstices especially the Winter one as they days can only get longer and lighter from here.
This morning we awoke to glorious sunshine here at the Summerhouse, so despite feeling pretty rotten, I've succumbed the dreaded lurgy just in time for Christmas, I was determine to struggle out to the garden and collect some clipping to make a Solstice candle.
I found so much colour out in the garden, Winter Jasmine, Heather, Hebe and some very pretty foliage in oranges and deep reds sadly the birds have already eaten all the Holly Berries this year, I've never known a Christmas before when the tree had been completely cleared.
I decided this year to make my Solstice Candle using a tea cup, I put a little piece of oasis in the bottom to stand the candle in then covered it with moss finally adding in my flowers and leaves.
Here it is on the mantle, I'm planning to burn the candle all day, it already burnt down quite low so I think I'll have to swap the candle for another later.
As for my Cosy blanket here's where I'm up to this week, things have slowed down a little in blanket land with Christmas
but it's roughly the size of a beach towel now.
So here are this weeks colours
65-66 White Sparkle.
Later today I'll be repining my Wintertime wreath for the Solstice, I do love how the wreath changes with the seasons and hopefully we will be putting the tree up too
Fingers crossed, I'll have one more post for you before Christmas, energy levels permitting as we went on a very special outing on Friday evening to Christmas at Kew Gardens it was such a magical fairyland.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas