Ancient, as in the quote on this second 'Poettery' piece I promised to show you, which is taken from Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', and New as in new friends made through blogging.
"Nor dim nor red, like God's own head,
The glorious Sun uprist:
Then all averred, I had killled the bird
That brought the fog and mist.
'Twas right, said they, such birds to slay,
That bring the fog and mist.
The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,
The furrow followed free;
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.'
I shall not type out all the verses as I risk 'repetitive strain injury' (this poem spans 18 pages in my poetry book). And you will note that my scene is a bit cheerier than the picture Coleridge paints ... I drew the line at including an Albatross!
And talking of cheery sea-sidey things, the lovely Lynne from Textile Treasury came over yesterday to pick up some ceramics she had commissioned. She had been over once before to have a look round the studio and decide what she wanted, and yesterday she brought her friend Sue with her and we had a fine old time chatting away over numerous cups of tea and lemon drizzle cake, about textiles, quilts, pottery, and a hundred other things.
I had seen this cushion Lynne made on her blog a while ago, so I asked her to bring it over for me. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?
So clean, crisp and pretty!
I have been up to North Norfolk coast today and seen lesser cushions in the posh shops up there selling for £50 and upwards! So thank you Lynne - I LOVE it!
Lynne also showed me a quilt she has made which was absolutely stunning and I hope she will show it on her blog, as I forgot to take pictures.
My new cushion is sitting on the chair in my studio, where I have other sea-sidey bits and bobs like shells, pebbles, anemones, etc. so it blends in well and reminds me of the good friends you make through blogging!
x Cathy x