Some of you might know that I’ve just come back from Sweden. I was on an exchange with our parish church – we have a link with a group of churches in Vasteras. I’ll apologise straight away for the bad Swedish names in this post – I have absolutely no idea how to get the accents over the letters (*hangs head in shame at being so English!*).
I had a wonderful time, meeting new friends and getting enthused, but if you ask my daughter what I did she’ll tell you that all I did was look at lots (and lots and lots) of churches. Clearly this isn’t her idea of fun!
So just for her I thought I’d post a photo of something I saw when I was over there. This is the altar from the medieval church in Karbo (spelling again):
What I love about this is that if you look at the top left hand corner, you can see a depiction of the Ascension – but if you look even closer, tucked right up underneath the frame, you can see the feet of Jesus as he ascends:
I just loved that little detail!
I wasn’t going to put any of my jewellery in this post, but now I come to it, it seems quite fitting to show you the piece I finished just this afternoon.
In the pictures above we have the Ascension, the end of Jesus’ time on earth – my pendant today is the beginning of the story!
Thanks for reading x
Well, the lovely team over at Folksy have been busy little bees! They have been working hard on the new shop design for all their sellers and the first shops went live this week. As was to be expected, there were a few minor hiccoughs along the way but, all in all, it seems like most people seem to be quite pleased with the changes.
I just took up residence in my new shop this evening – banner re-jigged, profile picture re-done, social media links added and new collections and featured items chosen. I’ve had a lovely browse through the shops of some others who were kind enough to post their progress on the forums – this gave me some much needed pointers on how the new banner was going to work! I thought that tonight I would share some of these shops – I hope you like what you see!
I am loving the delicious looking cake pincushions over at Lily Lily Handmade:
The banner at Glamglass Gifts really caught my eye:
I saw this fabulous book cover at Whimsey Woo Designs:
And these fantastic flowers at Ffflowers:
If you feel like it, you can always have a look at my very own shop too:
What do you all think about the changes?
The summer solstice arrives today – it is now midsummer, although that’s fairly hard to believe from the weather. The word solstice comes from the Latin word sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).Scientifically speaking, the solstice is the moment when the tilt of the earth’s axis is closest to the sun and the sun reaches it’s highest point in the sky. (Don’t all complain if I’m not quite right – I’m no exert!) The upshot though is that Midsummer’s Day will have the most hours of daylight (the flip side of course is that it’s all downhill from here until mid-winter). In honour of Midsummer’s Day I’ve been having a browse for some lovely handmade sun themed goodies – if you like what you see, do go over and have a closer look at the makers’ shops – click on any of the pictures to follow the link . Have a fantastic mid-summer’s day, whatever you do and however you keep it – I’m considering getting up to see the sun rise, but I don’t expect I made it!
Montgomery Sun by Glass Island Photography
Rising Sun Necklace by Claire Gent
Sun, Moon & Star brooch by Ruth Makes Jewellery
Sun Suncatcher by Joysofglass.
Ceramic Sun by Leadon Valley Crafts
Sunshine garland by Pelemele
Sunshine Cushion Cover by Spotty Cottage
Sun Mounted Print by Carey Creations
There are more lovely pieces on my Pinterest Board at http://pinterest.com/moonriversilver/sol-sistere-mid-summers-folksy-friday/