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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Spring Is Here ...

 Hello my dear friends,

Spring is here for sure!

 How do I know that? Well a few days ago the ducks that visit our pool and garden every year made their first visit and I can't tell you how happy that made me. 

Unfortunately it is not all good that this Spring will bring. This Spring will also bring the loss of our beloved willow tree Salisbury. 

Since she was hit by lightning 9 years ago we have been keeping a close eye on her. 6 weeks ago our arborist informed us that she was becoming a risk because of the damage to her trunk and that she would have be cut down and that soon. Needless to say I cried for days but it is the safest and the right thing to do. She is such a BIG girl at over 60 feet tall she could cause a lot of damage to our property or  someone else's if she were to break and fall.

But thankfully Spring does bring so much joy! 

The first flowers growing and blooming, singing birds and bunnies in the garden and so many more blue skies and sunny days, each one so nice! It also make me want to be more creative and I honestly think it's the sunshine thing. I have already made a new piece or two.

 I designed a new cottontail bunny and made it from drop cloth that I embellished with lavender made from pretty purple beads. It will be soon available in my Etsy shop.

Right now I am working on bunches of carrots because I just love making these knobby root vegetables.

I made some of them are made from a white fabric that has a thick woven linen look and the greenery is made from a beautiful pale mint green sari silk ribbon. The other ones I am working on are made from drop cloth with different styles of sari silk ribbon for the greenery and I will make sure to share them soon with you too. I am also planning on working on a new pincushion or two in the next few days since I haven't made any in what seems such a long time. These too will be for sale in my Etsy shop in the next few days and I will let you know when I have listed them here on Todolwen.

And that is all for today my dear friends. It is so nice that you stopped by and visit me here and I hope you will do sometime again.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Here's To Better Times ...

 Hello my dear friends,

What can I say, but it has been forever once again.

Firstly, I would like to say that I hope you are well and healthy and that your Christmas was filed with joy and peace. Secondly, that I hope the new year will be a great one for you and your loved ones and last but not least I also wanted to say thank you for being so sweet for sticking around.

2020 was quite a year with everything going on in the world and how it has affected our lives. I spent most of 2020 at home with my younger daughter which was priceless. Whenever it was possible my older daughter would visit us and the time together was just so lovely. Because of this we have all stayed safe and healthy so far and I am so beyond grateful for this.

Unfortunately other things were neglected during this time, one of them was Todolwen - this blog. Things hadn't been as they used to be for a while but 2020 really took all the wind out of my sails when it came to blogging. I didn't even do my "Christmas To Come" giveaway which makes me sad when I think about it now.

 My Todolwen facebook page has been messed up too as I have mentioned before and still hasn't been fixed so that I can sign into it and use it properly. The one thing I did continue though was my Instagram page because my phone was almost always at hand or close by and it is so easy to use.

 But here's to better times I hope!

 I am going to work on blogging more often again. I don't think it will go back to daily posts but more likely there will be weekly or bi-weekly posts, I am not quite sure just yet but I am looking forward to sharing what I have been up to when it comes to being creative and other little bits of my life. I am also going to create a new page for Todolwen in the next few days for my followers on Facebook. And I am hoping to create more again and therefore will have more goodies for m Etsy shop for you. Like I said, better than things were in the past. 

So, please stick with me a little longer whilst I work on things here.

Thank you for taking the time and stopping by here at Todolwen. It really means a lot to me when you visit me and see what I have been up too.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day and stay healthy.