Saturday, October 16, 2010

Black Friday

black_fridayThis is a story written by me for Julie at Celtic Lady………this was a contest and I was one of the winners...Thank You Julie!!!!

In a small town called Back of the Moon USA, the Evans family have a fall Ball. This is no ordinary gathering, young witches travel from far and near to be the one girl crowned Queen of All Hallows Eve. They are greeted by the host who is dressed in a long black cape with a hood that shades his face. One by one each girl is taken into the woods where a large black caldron is boiling top a flame that sends sparks high in the sky. Then like in a dream they dance around the caldron. The smell of sage, rosemary, lavender mixed with the burning wood fill the air. The girls spin, twirl, chant, sharing spells they have gleaned in their young life. As the glow of the fire grew higher into the sky you see thirteen girls each lovely in their long white gossamer dresses.

Camille with her long black hair. Her green eyes shining in the fire light.

Savannah’s cold blue eyes and soft blond hair that floated as she twirled.

Hannah’s gray eyes with long spun gold hair.

Margaret’s violet eyes that looked like amethyst and her red hair that touched the ground.

They are beautiful, they are dangerous. As the night turns to dusk a choice is made. Gilda with her chestnut hair and cold black eyes in crowned Queen. When looking into her beautiful face she has a sadness there. Her eyes seemed to look within the soul. It was a celebration, a right of passage for this lovely young witch.

As we leave Back of the Moon, we find Gilda with her black cats that are now her hand maidens. Her umbrella that will give her flight. Crows to deliver messages and direct Gilda to far away places. The mirror that reflects her beauty. Gilda is surrounded by secrets that are hidden till Black Friday.

So come close and hear me, Black Friday is drawing near. Watch the night sky, Gilda Queen of the witches my appear.

by Mary

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Up On the Roof of the Barn

One of the hard things is to have your 65 year old husband on the barn roof!!! He even has his cell phone on his hip in case he falls and I didn't hear the thud. He should be done tomorrow, and then I can breath again:) The singles on the barn have been there for over a hundred years as close as we can tell. They are wooden singles and are really sweet, but the new singles are not. Our poor Ole barn has been leaking for long!!!
This is our next project...I am painting the bathroom and the new toilet will go in...One thing about a older home, there is always something to do...

The singles and whatever Arney needed to do the roof was delivered...The barn needs a fresh paint job year! Our temp was 29 the last couple of we are really feeling fall now. It will be about 70 by 5:00 this afternoon. Soon we will be burning wood.
Idaho can get really cold...NOT YET!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

From My Couch


These are samples of things I have done while not being well. Other than the Jar’s, I made about 20 plus of each item. The Jar’s were fun to make. But the picture of them are not good. 100_4592  100_4608 100_4594 100_4593 100_4604 100_4599 This is a pin cushion, I really like these, I even made on for me.

Now to finish making tags.

I have been peeking at all of your blogs, everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit.

          Have a wonderful week,

                  Hugs, Mary