I read fantasy novels....the wierder they are the better I like them. This is what I call reading for pleasure,reading to lose myself in another world or worlds,where magic and enchantment exists,dragons are wise,animals talk,bugs are intelligent and to sing is to create or destroy. I am a Tolkien,C.S.Lewis, Raymond E. Feist,Lewis Carroll,Edgar Rice Burroughs,Rider Haggard and many other fantasy and sci-fi authors' fan.
There have been times when I've sat back to give it some thought. I mean why do I like and thoroughly enjoy a good fantasy story. I still haven't totally answered my own question but the following are the conclusions I have come to :
- I have been blessed or cursed with a vivid imagination.
- I can visualize it just the way I like it, because in fantasy there is no real right or wrong.
- Its a place to escape to when I want to push the mundane things in my life momentarily to one side.
- I can let my imagination run wild.
Albert Einstein said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
Why has this come about this musing on magic and enchantment ?
I can finally announce that quite soon now, I shall have a very special someone coming to brighten my days,my very own little bit of magic , a wisp of pure nature, bringing a touch of mother earth with her. My Heart of the Woods.
Soon! Very soon!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You may remember in my previous post here that I mentioned to you I had finally taken the plunge and purchased a sewing machine. As I am a total beginner (lessons given on using a sewing machine at school 45 years ago approx don't count!) I am very but very slowly learning how to use it and also thanks to some rather good tutorials on the web.
I have finally completed one of my first efforts at sewing combined with a little bit of crochet. Would you call this patchwork? Perhaps of a sort! Anyhow here you have the make over of a very shabby cushion which you can see the BEFORE view here too and this is the NOW pic
I had intended to add some crochet flowers but as I was making them they looked more like rosettes to me so as I had some matching buttons I added them and turned them into rosettes. I have had a makeover in mind for my grand-daughter's bedroom for quite some time but now with the making of this cushion I have a guideline for the colour scheme for the room. I just have to sell the bed ( this is waste not want not year) and because she needs more space in her room I want to buy a folding armchair bed. This is not going to be a quick project but there's no rush .... bit by bit....as I say :-)
Welcome,welcome to my two new followers. I don't know who you are but my google friends connect list have clocked up two more. Please don't be shy I would love to hear from you, however all in your own time. :-)
Have Sunday fun