Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cast of Shadows


Even on the bleakest Winter's day there shines a ray of sunshine just as it begins to set... reflecting its warm glow on a collection of utilitarian vessels gathered on the old farmtable.



Knitting projects awaiting completion are assessed in the receding daylight. Once the stitches and rows have been resolved they will be felted for an upcoming class I am to teach...


Vintage garments hang, requiring a gentle pressing before beginning their journey to a dollmaker who shall weave her magic with their threads...


And as twilight lingers the interior lights are to be taken into service and their gentle light will cause patterns to dance across the walls, drawing one inward to the quiet of the evening...

14 comments:

Christine Crocker said...

beautiful...there's something about old ironstone in any kind of light that warms me...lovely & warm white knitting has the same feel...
your photos are just beautiful.

xo C

Michelle Palmer said...

Gorgeous photos...

snoopydog said...

So much atmosphere;what a beautiful post. Lovely photo! I especially like the photo of your cats curled up asleep togeteher. So cute! I wonder what the knitting is going to be? Ros

June said...

Your writing is always so beautiful and your photos stunning and it all makes me so happy to have the oportunity to come and visit this lovely place. I love the shadows in your life my dear.
hugs

The Victorian Parlor said...

What a lovely, comforting post. The pictures are beautiful!

Blessings,

Kim

Lori said...

your pictures are so lovely...the little piece of the iron bed i see in the last picture looks so charming...yes, we are having snow again...but not huge piles of it, like my neighbors to the east...my snow belt hasn't been very snowy this year

pebbledash said...

Beautiful photographs, love the light.

Gilly said...

I love your photos, particularly of the one looking out of the window. Feels so warm and friendly inside!

Doreen said...

What a beautiful post! Such stunning photo's too.

Doreen

Lyn said...

thank you for leaving a comment about the mile stone. This one is made of metal so probably 19th century but we are lucky enough to have lots of older stone one's around here.
Love
Lyn
xxx

Cottage Garden said...

Susan, your words never fail to soothe me and your beautifully composed photos have a stillness and lingering sense of times long past...

Thank you for your lovely words on my recent post.

Jeanne
x

Julia said...

Gentle beauty!

Pondside said...

What beautiful images - so peaceful and soothing. I'll be interested to hear more about the felting class.
I'm back from your end of the country (which I found very cold!)and paying handsomely for the time off. I just had to dip in, though, and have a look at your new post as a treat to myself!

Suzanne said...

I love ironstone...and your photos are just beautiful. Makes for a bearable winter when you have loveliness surrounding you.
I've always wanted to try knitting...wish I lived closer to attend your class!