Thursday, 19 August 2010

The owl, the pussy cat and some muffins....

The weather here in Rhineland has been really awful the past few days - storm, wind, rain, dark couds and the feeling that autumn is on its way....The swallows were swooping low over the fields, I saw bats flying around every evening at dusk - practising for Halloween? - and the wild geese have been flying formation over the house again every morning and evening, making a huge noise as usual. Perhaps they will soon be flying home, too? Today the sun is risking a peep every now and then, although the clouds are still chasing each other across the sky, so perhaps the better weather *they* have been promising us on the news will soon be reality. Here there's a saying, which translated more or less says, *When the cock crows on the compost heap, the weather will change, or stay as it is*. I think there is more truth in that than in most of the weather forecasts!
I have been spending a lot of time with my friend Inge. Yesterday we baked muffins with cranberries and chocolate chips, and did a little tea party in the afternoon for her family, with the usual eclectic mixture of small talk, gossip, coffee, cakes and playing games, so a good time was had by all....
I have been playing around with resist ink the past few days, but most of the things landed in the bin. Tried to do some ghostly faces - I am also practising for halloween - but they need a lot of improvement. The pics with my fave owl stamp are better, on them only the *moon* has been stamped with resist ink. The moon is one of four geometric shapes on a lovely wooden & rubber stamping-cube from Judikins, who has lovely stamping things, although they are hard to get here, so I am hoping that there will be another stamping fair somewhere near here soon....
And I did my glittery tag for the swap on DC, hope Jo likes it, I have called it *The owl and the pussy-cat* in memory of Edward Lear's wonderful poem. Thanks for dropping in!


11 comments:

  1. When are you coming to bake some muffins for me?? Hugs, Sarah

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  2. YUM they look delicious val and love your work with the inks...

    I've not even opened my TH TSV yet, lol...

    maria x

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  3. Thanks Maria! I think I use my things rather faster, mine are probably empty before you have time to open yours. But you do have other things to do!

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  4. The tea party sounds terrific.....yum yummy yum. I love your owls they have come out brilliantly, I also love the ghosties as well. But glad we don't have flying geese, sounds horrible but must be magnificent to see. Have a great weekend Val. Hugs Annette x

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  5. Thanks Netty. The flying geese are lovely to watch, just a tad too loud sometimes....

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  6. Everything is just wonderful Val, scrummy muffins, and amazing owls and artwork, love it all!!!!
    Suzie xxxx :)

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  7. Thanks Suzie, very kind of you! Hope you had a good time in Ireland!

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  8. Those muffins look yummy Love your owls, the ghost would make fab halloween cards

    Now did someone say tea party?

    hugs alma xx

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  9. Well, what about a coffee party,with tea for those who don't like coffee??

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  10. I'm trying to say how beautiful the tag was, but my comment keeps disappearing! Thank you Valerie and I hope you're not too disappointed with my effort!

    Jo x

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  11. Thanks Jo, I am sure I will love it!

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