Thursdays are when I have my counselling session, and my counsellor always reminds me to 'do something nice' after the session. That usually involves a walk round the shopping centre, mostly window shopping.
Of course the brain ache came from wondering what to put inside the frame. I wanted to stick to the monochrome theme, but get away from a white background. Next question: did I have any black card? Yep, luckily I did, so using an Indigo blu stamp and some white detail powder I created the Tell Time clock, or Dandelion clock.
Here's some Dandelion Folklore I found: +
Folklore says that blowing the seeds off a dandelion is said to carry your thoughts and dreams to your loved one. At least, so they say... Source: "Unusual Vegetables, Something New for this Year's Garden," Rodale Press Emmaus, PA.
"Are you separated from the object of your love? Carefully pluck one of the feathery heads; charge each of the little feathers composing it with a tender thought; turn towards the spot where the loved one dwells; blow, and the seed-ball will convey your message faithfully. Do you wish to know if that dear one is thinking of you? blow again; and if there be left upon the stalk a single aigrette, it is a proof you are not forgotten. Similarly, the dandelion is consulted as to whether the lover lives east, west, north, or south, and whether he is coming or not." Source: "The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought," by Alexander F. Chamberlain
"The dandelion is called the rustic oracle; its flowers always open about 5 A.M. and shut at 8 P.M., serving the shepherd for a clock." Source: Folkard (448. 309), from "The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought," by Alexander F. Chamberlain
All rather fascinating! It's one of those childhood memories, like holding a buttercup under your chin to see if you like butter! I'll have to pop back and get two more frames, they also had them in black, which means of course I can reverse the theme, and use some of my flower stamps.
I'm starting to prep the hall ready for decorating. It was a tad cooler today so I washed down the walls. Tomorrow is a lazy day, maybe a walk if I'm not too stiff from the wall washing exertions. Oh did I say lazy, just remembered I have a full basket of laundry! Rats. And of course some crafting, saw Sheena use a new technique that I'm eager to try, it should be cooler over the weekend. Yesterday was almost unbearable.
Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by.