January 16, 2015

Rachel at Stitched in Color is holding a mosaic contest at the moment. I always want to enter but never seen to remember to sit down and spend time on it.

However there really is nothing better than looking at fabrics and colours I have just spent a very enjoyable half an hour pulling together my mosaic on the theme ‘Ice Parfait‘.


Winter here is dark. I wake in the dark and before the day is done we are plunged into darkness again. Each morning I watch as the sky lightens, wishing for a glimpse of sun but most likely just watching the sky turn from midnight blue, through a soft blue to the cold grey of most days. Everything seems constantly wet at the moment, but lacks the sunlight to make it sparkle. Browns and greens mingle with the cold hard black lines of naked trees in winter. The air is cold and white. Mist swirls from our breath. The night returns with a softening of the sky which soon slips from blue to black all too soon.

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  • Reply Sarah January 17, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Beautifully icy! We had a stunning sunrise this morning, it always gives me hope for things to come x

    • Reply Kelly January 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Our sky was pink this morning for the first time in days. So lovely but freeeeeeeezing!

  • Reply Elizabeth REbecca January 17, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I love these colours.

    Lizzie Dripping

    • Reply Kelly January 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      They aren’t my usual saturated favourites but I think I like them a lot. Definitely out of my comfort zone.

  • Reply Rachel at Stitched in Color January 23, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Gorgeous words!

    • Reply Kelly January 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Thank you Rachel, I always love your description on these mosaic contests.

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