Monday, 8 April 2013

Climb Every Mountain?

We swung our pants...

 and we swung our bunting last week

but it was too cold for much Easter energy at our market so
I now have a mountain of chicks and chocolate eggs (best before 31st July).
It's a tough deadline but I'll do my best.

I want to energize my wordsmithery
but I'm running out of consonants.
How can I re-purpose a vast volume of vowels?

We try to create treasure from the surplus of life
but what about the surplus of the surplus?
I fear more mountains.

I have 'a few' Countdown egg timers and
random number selectors JUST IN CASE ? ? ?
I also have a little red and green monopoly housing estate
then there's the boards, dice, counters and so many vowels
that I could send you all an I O U and a few E I E I O 's
and still build an A stack.
I feel responsible for these odd souls.
I can't bear to bin them just because I made them incomplete.
If only there was a game orphanage.

My low energy light bulb moment flickered when I saw
Hettie Brown's magical wordstitchery on her garlands.
Could this reduce my scraps mountain?
Should I pack up the cards and try some lyrical linen,
singing stitches or threaded thoughts, I wonder?
A sewn song, a woven word or some textile text might
ease the vowel mountain.

Why do these low energy light bulbs take so long to warm up?

I have a date with  a cream egg
so I'll leave you with my 6th day of thrifting edited highlights
and hope that Easter will return next year otherwise
I'll be in the hen house!

My true love sent to me...
44 Wild flower cards,
3 Ironing boards,
1 Chalk board
1 pull-along dog
and a Pinocchio with a jointed knee.
(he has two but it must rhyme with tree!)

Crafty ways can move mountains!

EE xx


  1. I love you Eco Ethel :-) the same sort of love I give my cat or my granny, mind...
    word stitchery is the way forward, I spend my days thinking of words to stitch and furiously scribbling on scraps of paper... just sat with the cat , man up the pub...stitching about tales and days and dandelions, I am content with my lot,,, xxx love what your true love sent to you ....x

    1. Thanks, sending mutual granny love. I like sing-searching for lyrical words, painful but productive! EE xx

  2. ~ Always leave you with a smile :) Eco Ethel...Ooh what I wouldn't give for one of those ironing boards! ~ with 'Twinkles'**** Maria x

    1. Well... we could always arrange a board meeting! EE xx

  3. 8th april Miss Eco Ethel!!
    I think you are behind with your post you brilliant woman....pls get going again?
    ....come on don't let the side down now....
    am adding you to my reader thingy at the side so I will know when you post dammit!
    Daisy j Miss xx

  4. Sorry, Miss... had blog block...just pressing the publish button now. Have you applied yet? EE xx