Monday, 1 July 2013

Hello July!

It's now technically what I think of as 'high summer' here in the UK. Wimbledon is on, we're all eating strawberries and cream (yes really, it's not just a cliche!) and the sun is (gasp) actually shining!

I am really going to try for a more positive, one-day-at-a-time approach to life from now on. The last couple of months have not been easy for me. I often feel bad for any complaints I make about my life on here, realising that I really am so lucky on the whole. However, recently I have been dealing with what I can only describe as buried problems which are of many (many) years standing. Although they aren't of anywhere near the magnitude of troubles that I know some of the lovely people reading this have faced and do face in life, they have been difficult for me to deal with.

The last few weeks I have really started to feel that I can conquer these things though. Thank you to those of you who responded to my recent post here. I'm still trying to push forward with these ideals in my life, and it's lovely to know that some of this strikes a chord with other people too.

I think its good to focus on appreciating what you have in life and look at the beauty in small every day things. The roses in the pictures above are an example I guess. They were taken in Hampton Court Palace rose garden on my recent holiday. Like any flower, they bloom for a while, but don't last forever. You have to take the time to stop and see how wonderful these things are in the moment, because those moments will never come again, and you may not realise how wonderful they actually were until they have passed you by and are gone forever.

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So, enough introspection and on to the main purpose of this post, which is actually an update on one of my major crochet projects of the moment.

This is my progress so far on the Erika Knight Patchwork throw which I started in the middle of May (it feels like ages ago now!)

I'm really pleased with the way it's coming along, and although it's a big woolly blanket, and far too warm for this time of year, the colours just scream summer to me.

It's been a joy to make. However, I think I may have to set it aside for now as I'm really about to run out of yarn.

I'd like to make this a really big blanket in the end, so I think I will wait a few more weeks until I can get some more yarn, and then carry on with it, rather than doing my usual process of making it as big as I can with what I have and then finishing off. I have a lot of single bed size blankets, and I'd really like a nice generous double bed size blanket! So, I'm going to try and make this that blanket!

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  1. Good heavens that blanket is fab! Well done for sticking with it - I'd have stopped after about 8 motifs. Glad you are managing to work through things - it sounds like you are in a much better place now x Jane

    1. Thank you so much. I always feel more motivated to finish blankets when I start stitching the shapes together- its givese that extra inspiration when I get s glimpse of the finished project!


  2. This is one beauty of a blanket Jen - absolutely stunning - you just have to love it!
    Your words always make so much sense, and, whilst it can be necessary sometimes to clear the backwaters, it's also needful for us to keep focused on the good in our everyday lives, and in the wonderful possibilities available for the future. Having said that ... ... I've been having a wee bit of trouble myself just recently, in BEING in the NOW and not being distracted by negativity that can quickly and easily make its appearance!
    I'm so glad you are feeling brighter Jen, although I must say, I hadn't noticed you grumbling about anything (apart from internet problems which is perfectly understandable!!!)
    I hope your week is just wonder-filled!
    Joy xo

    1. Thanks Joy , and and I hope you manage to overcome any negative thoughts you have too- its not easy sometimes!

      Have a great week too!


  3. It's lovely...thanks for sharing it!

    1. Thank you Carolyn, for stopping by!



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