|(photo by Sarah Mason)|
Every now and again I do a giveaway exclusive to my mailing list (click here I'd love you to join too) and last month I offered one of the Snowdrop candle covers that I made for The Simple Things feature. All people had to do was tell me how it would light up their life. Wow! Snowdrops really do bring out the poet in everyone. I had so many lovely entries. Here are a few.
'It would light up my life by bringing joy, both in the beauty of the handmade, and the optimism that the snowdrop represents, synonymous as it is, with the first sign of spring!'
'I am always awaiting expectantly this time of year to see the first of the snowdrops appear, pushing their way valiantly through the soil. In time and with exact temperatures, the stems extend and those most wonderful of flowers unveil and drop their exquisite shapes which I feel convey purity, clarity and hope.'
'Snowdrops are my favourite Spring flower, as their
perfectly formed little nodding heads seem to say 'Spring is round the corner'. Shining like a light at the end of a long dark tunnel. '
And we all need that light at the end of the tunnel at this time of year don't we. I was looking out of my studio window today at all the bleak bare branches against the sky and willing it to be all green and luscious again. I cannot wait. I'm craving it now.
Anyway, it was ridiculously hard to choose a favourite but I do love the image this one conjures up.
'On the 'still very dark ' Scottish mornings here in Inverness, at 7am when I have to push myself out of bed I can light the candle while I eat my porridge, prepare for the day and remember to check on the snowdrops in the garden that are pushing up through the ground ready to blossom in new life - and I must do the same.'
So, one Snowdrop candle cover will be winging it's way up to Sarah in Inverness to light up to the 'still very dark' mornings.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered. Your emails brought me as much joy as the first signs of Spring. x