The Year of the Flood

atwood_flood_uk_pbWho would believe I  am immersed in a book, a book of fiction!  unheard of for many a year.  Books I read are always non-fiction, factual, history, spiritual, philosophy, biographies.  I believe that nothing happens by chance, so padding across the floor in my villa, dripping wet from a dip in the pool, I noticed a large basket full of books and felt drawn to look, the first book I plucked out looked interesting, THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD by Margaret Atwood.   Immediate thoughts were read it, just sit back down in the sunshine and start reading, So I did.

I am just over half way, I can’t say its a book I cannot put down, or that its scintillating, but it is quite mesmerizing, not really science fiction, I would have put it down immediately, but its more a about a speculative view of what our would could become. How the corporations are hellbent in destroying everything I hold dear in my life.   Like Jeanette Winterson’s review says “it’s not prophecy, but is eerily possible.

Being a lover of nature and growing veg, Gods Gardeners, their views, ceremonies and ethos resonates in some way, it is drawing me in, I am reading this for a reason, sure there is a gift here, it will come to me, with less than half still read, I am intrigued as to why this book turned up for me right now.  Could be its going to tell me this is why you don’t read non-fiction so you were on the right track all the time !!  who knows

Energy, voting, Needles, pins and gratitude

so much going on, every minute is spoken for……………  gratitude for all the energy I am experiencing, it knows no bounds

May 7th is looming close, not liking any of the choices, but certainly feel strongly the need to vote.  I am a woman and many of my ancestors would have given anything to have the right to vote, to help make change, to have choices.  I am in two minds about all this, but at this time we all need to make a stand, SO PLEASE all women out there unite, we are a force to be reckoned with, if we don’t do something this feudal system we are living under will remain, we need to change, we need a fairer society.

That said, my creativity has now journeyed to the sewing machine, although still knitting, inspired by Purl Soho and their beautiful wools http://www.purlsoho.com/purl  now its progressed to the sewing machine needles !!  and embroider needles again.  Embroidered   my shirt and made Two dresses and a summer  coat , patterns courtesy of  http://merchantandmills.com/  The coat is  a kantha style embroider bedcover !

my embroidery

the stand coat

Amongst all this I am embroidering, just love the work of http://yumikohiguchi.com/gallery2   I would like to embroider a panel on a winter’s coat, yet to be made !

Have been to see SAVAGE BEAUTY, it was overwhelming and I shed tears, all very emotional

Gratitude, for the energy to create, for the gifts of sensitivity that enables me to keep an ear to the soul !