la Brocanteuse

Sep 4, 2011

I'ts a wrap! thank you

 image: source unknown

Almost back on my feet,literally
one  more week to go and off with the cast hee ha!!
yes I's still a process, but hey it has been eight weeks (two months!)of  planning, admin and getting priorities in order..
I am working on the newsletter, recording stock and has mastered most that is doable on the Ipad. That was good since I would not have taken  that time to figure it out if I wasn't forced to.

Landscape artist   Strijdom van der Merwe was 
commissioned by the Dorp Street Foundation
to decorate 131 oak trees with 18 kilometers of red cloth during winter 2008.
 that is pretty much what happened to me..all wrapped up and protected ....

 Dorp street Stellenbosch 2008

thank goodness for online shopping, 

though I may have gone a bit overboard and lost count every now and then...

We are moving into spring and the trees are budding.The garden awaits and I am looking forward to having the new area planted I actually planned from my immobile position and watched over from the window.The paving has been done under the huge old magnolia tree, electric plug point installed since I thought it would be fun to connect a real huge chandelier dripping with crystals from the Magnolia over a long table on a perfect summer evening. 

    this tapestry that I looked at EVERYDAY was a source of inspiration.. shall share with you soon..

I shall invite all my dear friends that looked in on me, spoilt us with home made soups, stews and puds throughout the winter.spoilt me with flowers by the armfull and not forgetting- driving DD to and back from birthday parties, horseriding lessons and afterschool actvities.. Yes that is how long it has been! my whole winter was spent in very much one position..legs stretched out in front of me, loads of books around me, falling asleep in and amongst enough softness, pillows and comforters.
I love winter, it is my favorite time of the year... I love to be outside, all wrapped up with scarves and coat. 
Maybe I should have planned a trip to the European Christmas markets end of the year...mmm still one week left to be still. a lot can be done!


Although we are  sharing ideas in front of  roaring fires, spring has sprung. The old oak trees are budding.
have a lovely week!