Posted in Family, Grateful for, Hygge, pondering

Patchwork of Hygge ~ Spring Break

While many take March Break as a time to get away, we’ve always just enjoyed a week relaxing and enjoying our family time.

While it was certainly not warm and cozy I did really enjoy the quiet of shoveling soft fluffy snow. I especially enjoy being out in fluffy snow in the evening. It’s a special kind of quiet; of peace.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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I also spent time in between shoveling crocheting and reading. Much warmer, cozier ways to find quiet and peace. The blanket I worked on was made from soft cotton. I love making blankets..as they get longer I get warmer 😉 The colours of this blanket brought me such joy… so bright; so full of the promise that Spring will be here soon.

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I don’t get enough time to read anymore. So it was lovely to spend some time reading this month. I revisited one all time favourite and enjoyed a new favourite. Books are, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”, as Stephen King has said. I love that I can snuggle up with a blanket, a tea and my cat then travel to a world that the words like ‘alohomora’ can unlock. I can take that same magic in my purse and enjoy it anywhere.


I’d love to hear about the hygge in your corner of the world. What comforts have brought you joy over this past month?

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See you next month for another piece of my Hygge Patchwork.

Hygge translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.” [source: visitdenmark.com/hygge]

 

Posted in Crochet, Grateful for, pondering

Grateful for colourful blanket

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I am making a blanket for a client this week. It’s a bright, cheery happy blanket. I love working with this yarn so much that I think I’ll have to make a blanket for myself after I finish hers.

The colours and the soft texture have brightened a long and almost gloomy week.

 

This week I’m grateful for bright yarn and how it has distracted me from the other ‘stuff’ this week.

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This yarn just felt like I was finding Easter eggs! It reminds me of the soon to come spring flowers!

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What are you grateful for this week?

 

 

Posted in pondering

Grateful for music

Part of my on-going ‘New Year’s Resolution’ is to organize me more. These past few weeks I’ve been working on establishing a walking routine. It needs to be part of my weekly patterns.

I downloaded a few songs that I like and found my earbuds. I found that like drinking from your favourite mug, using personalized earbuds, made my walk more “my” walk.

little-thingsI’m grateful for my pretty new crocheted wire covers. I used embroidery thread and took 20 minutes to add a bit of pop to my toons.

 

What are you grateful for this week?  Did you take a moment to blog about if? Let me know I’d love to share positive vibes:)

Kindly pop over to Colline’s Blog to see what she was grateful for.

Posted in pondering, Weekend Coffee Share

#Weekend Coffee Share ~ Creating in a Mess

If we were having coffee I’d start by apologising. I’m going to have to clear you a spot in my living room.  Housework was ignored the last couple days as my hubby and I both had a creative focus. I’ll have to warn you like my living room my mind is kind of cluttered at the moment.

Would you like some coffee? tea? hot chocolate? chai latte?  We have a variety. I’ve been shopping at the local ‘k-cup’ store since we have a new coffee machine.

It feels really good to be into my crocheting again! For a few months, I felt such a slump. Perhaps it was the adjustment to my daughter living away at university? And maybe a mix of what’s going on at work. A new boss and her style are very different from the previous, it’s had such an impact on the whole place. My job is stressful every day when it really shouldn’t be.

What am I working on? So glad you asked! My “baby” is turning 16 soon. I made his sister ajack-skellington-c2c bed sized TARDIS for her 16th and for him I’m making a Jack Skellington blanket. I’m very proud of how my daughters turned out. Hopefully, my son’s will also!

I had toyed with and tried a few other approaches for this blanket but found my “ah HA” moment while looking at Corner to Corner {C2C} blankets by RepeatCrafterMe.com

It seems I’ll be busy posting on my crocheting blog this weekend!

How’s your beverage? Do you need another? I hope you don’t mind my cat cuddling up to you.

My tea is still doing great! I discovered the difference between the economical and the expensive travel mugs this week. My ‘forgotten tea’ stays HOT.

My mind is wandering back to early this week. Where I work, one of our kids that has behaviour management difficulties had a break through moment. I am so happy for him. It’s moments in time like this one that shines through what has been a very stressful time.

I think I’ll keep mulling over the rest of what’s on my mind this weekend.  If we were having coffee what would you chat about?


 

Thanks to PartTimeMonster.com for hosting #WeekendCoffeeShare