Thursday, January 19, 2012

still standing in the snow...


tonight's arctic storm has inspired me to pull out the old man in the snow winter cloth and work a bit more on him as the snow continues to waft down around the cottage. he isn't really a "santa clause" so it doesn't matter that xmas has already been packed away once again into its boxes for yet another year. does it? not in my demented world in any case...  perhaps he will be in need of friends? either way, there is still a lot of thread chanting to be done before he has whispered his stories into the cold, snowy night air.

meanwhile, i am in full gratitude for the crackling fire that burns on in the hearth and the comfortable chair beneath my backside as i stitch into the wee hours of the morning...

namaste'

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  1. I have a magical "Santa Shaman" as I call him, wearing a beautiful, leaf embroidered robe and holding a stag staff. He's more of a scandinavian wise man than a santa to me. He stays out all year because he is a symbol of winter magic and my northern ancestors. So I think it grand to sit by the fire in the snow and whisper to winter wizards.

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  2. Great "mushroom hunter" of the woods. I think the whole lore is around the amanita mushroom
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria#Christmas_decorations_and_Santa_Claus

    Well I love a warm wood fire when it is snowing outside...or raining...which it does here. It is snow you don't have to shovel. lol.

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    1. ha! wonderful references. . .thank you!

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  3. a wonderful piece and i'm thrilled to discover your blog~!
    i would like to add it to my own blog's sidebar but will wait for you to give me permission.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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    1. thank you so much. welcome and namaste'. yes, of course, by all means, you may add me to your side bar. and i'm so pleased you find my blog so i might find yours as well!

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  4. well, looking at him a bit closer: he really seems to enjoy his stay outside .... ;-)

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  5. The snow must be across the entire northern tier? A perfect stitching cloth for snowy nights. He's going to be fabulous, actually he already is, love the ground cloth. Namaste

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    1. thank you. the ground cloth was once a favorite shirt that no longer fits. at least this way i get to continue to enjoy it a while longer!fits

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  6. Winter wonderland....he does look very happy to be outside, grateful for the snow.
    A few blogs I have read poeple are really happy to have that extra time at home to do some stitching bein forced to stay home due to snow. I couldnt imagine ever being housebound like that.

    Jacky xox

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    1. ah. what i wouldn't give to be able to stay at home due to snow. but up here in the wilds of montana, we all ride very tall horses...or at least drive big, four-wheel drive trucks, so we have no excuses when it comes to snow. ha!

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  7. I'm so enjoying your snow and your stitching Joe. Here we have such mild weather the snowdrops and primroses are out already!

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    1. how wonderful to have flowers already gracing your gardens!!

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  8. Your cheerful stitched fellow makes me smile.
    Sounds like you have a cozy spot for stitching.
    Wishing you warmth and happy needle chanting.
    : )

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    1. thank you so much. i am, indeed, enjoying needle chanting in my cozy spot... even better for having piper to keep my lap warm and sachi to stretch her girth out on my feet to help keep the toes from the chill... of course, both of which seem to be a heat magnet when it comes to the fireplace! ha!

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  9. Hi Joe,

    I just stopped by to check in and say hi.
    I love all your projects!
    xoxo

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    1. hi annie! xoxo right back at ya!
      namaste'

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