Monday, 23 September 2013

Yet Another Crochet Project......And The Meaning Of Words....

 

 
 
 
Well Lovely Ladies of Blogland, I've started a new crochet project!
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
But Ada, what about the Rainbow Blanket not yet finished, and your Happy Blanket, that you've decided to pop an edging on??
Oh and the Hexie Pillowcase you started?????
 
 
 
 
 
I know! I know! But they will get finished, eventually! Completer/finisher I'm not, well not this week.
This week I'm a Creative Butterfly, flitting from one colourful project to the next, staying just for a little while on each!
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is it, from Granny Squares book. I'm using up my Drops Paris scraps left over from my Rainbow Blanket. It won't be a blanket, but it will make a few cushions! (And we can NEVER have too many of those, can we Ladies?).
 
 
 
 
 
 
This weekends been glorious here, I've been sat out soaking up the sun......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bit of reading, bit of snoozing! We had a lovely trip out to Clumber Park yesterday, in Nottinghamshire. I love visiting the kitchen garden, I must say the facilities are even better there this year!
 
Sorry no pictures at the moment, my camera died, so I used my phone, just need to work out how to get them onto my iPad, then I can share!
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was very touched by the thoughts and words you left me after my last post. I mulled over whether to publish them, they were so personal.
I have because you had wanted me to hear those words, you wanted to share your thoughts with me. This is what this blogging malarkey is all about isn't it, sharing?
 
It did make me think about the words you used, and what they mean. I've put a response to each comment, I thought about whether to email you directly but that would have taken me ages, hope that's ok.
 
The word Brave was used a lot! I don't feel breave, I certainly wouldn't describe myself as that. My MS isn't life threatening. MS can be, I'm very aware of that. I'm also very aware of how aggressively it can be within my body. I'm managing it well at the moment, so I don't feel I have anything really to worry about!
Bravery, I feel goes to those fighting for their lives, undergoing aggressive treatment, wondering if they are going to leave their children. They I feel are brave.
Ironically, I bet if asked, they too would say they don't feel brave, just doing what they need to do! Perhaps the word Brave means different things to different people?
So although I wouldn't describe myself as brave, I would describe myself as strong. But only strong with the cards I've been with dealt with at the moment, if another card was placed in my hand.....maybe not so strong?!
 
 
 
 
 
 
The word Positivity was used a lot too. Yep, guilty as charged! Positivity is so important to me, so please use that word as much as you want!!! LOVE that word, marvellous word!
Does this mean I have extra special powers? That I can be positive? No actually, I'm a little bit on the lazy side, I know not a great characteristic, but I want to keep my life as easy as possible! It's far easier to be positive, simple! Negativity is boring, it drains your energy, who wants to be around someone like that.....not me, and I've no option but to live with me!
That's not to say I don't have my down times, usually a good hug and cup of tea remedies this! I'm easily pleased!
Positivity.....Positivity.......Positivity! (Love it)
 
 
Do I need your sympathy, no thank you! Sympathy implies that person requiring it feels sorry for themselves. No that's not me, I don't feel sorry for myself at all, so no sympathy required!
Does this mean I don't need your empathy? Not at all. Please can I have your empathy, when I'm having a bad day, not all the time you understand, just when the going gets tough! Someone just to say, keep going girl, you're doing ok! We all need that, right?
 
 
 
 
 
And my favourite word......Inspiration!
 
Yes please, I'd love to be an inspiration to you! And do you know why? Well every single time I visit Blogland, I'm inspired by someone or something I've seen here. The creativity, the kindness, the community spirit.
So if I can pay back some inspiration, then that's great, I'll inspire as much as I possibly can!
 
 
Right now the bathroom needs cleaning! Yuk! But a girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do.......
 
 
Bye Lovely Ladies of Blogland.....back soon with more Granny Squares.....or maybe a new project!!!
 
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
My Vintage Sheet Bundles flew off the shelves, I'll make some more soon!
 
 
 
 
Vintage Wallpaper Packs arriving soon! :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

44 comments:

  1. Positive and inspiring. (And brave - we all are!) x

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  2. My sister in law has the agressive MS and is about to go into care because she is heading towards the end. She is 48. The 'miracle' drug hastened her MS instead of halting or reversing her symptoms. She was one of the unlucky ones. She hates 'pity' too. I don't see her very often as we were never friends before she was diagnosed and I cannot be a hypocrite and pretend that we like each other. I weep for her privately, and her children who are lovely.
    Best wishes to you and I hope you are feeling well soon. It is a shame about Yarndale. Timing, as ever, sucks.
    Susan x

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    1. Oh dear, it's awful she's so young, and to have children too. I hope the doctors are able to help her :) x

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  3. Dear Ada,

    Brave is the word indeed.
    I love to read you, you actually get me thinking a lot,

    Inspiring too.
    Especially since I've been trying to crochet a quilt but did not seem to find the right pattern. This one of today's post just is IT.

    And so recognizable.
    In creating "unfinished business".
    Look at me: I've started a quilt, a stichwork, a crochet project, and there are also the old chairs to be pimped. Don't know where to start, they are all calling out to me.

    Brigitte
    from
    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/

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  4. You are a true crocheter now, Ada, if you can't finish certain projects because you've been seduced by new ones! ;-) And thank you for your kind words about Blogland, we are all here to inspire and support each other! Chrissie x

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  5. Looking good...look forward to seeing it all finished lol
    Hugs x

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  6. A wonderful post Ada and yea girl get use to the fact that you will soon have dozens of unfinished projects lying around the house, and I am definitely a completer/finisher, but we all feel like being creative and needs must. Another cushion, loving the idea!! I think blogging can offer so much but one thing especially is inspiration on so many levels. Much love lovely xoxo

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  7. Do like the pattern and the colours of your new crotchety project.....I have so many things to finish of, we should have a 'finish it ' day..... I think there will be a lot of Blogies hiding projects in cupboards all over the land.

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    1. I like the idea of a finish it day.....it would however take me more than a day to finish everything I've started! :) x

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  8. Being a creative butterfly is fun. Then when you finish a few projects at once you feel like you have really achieved something. Flutter away!!!!!!!

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  9. Ooh I like that, creative butterfly, now I know why there are so many unfinished projects :) Thank you for your kind comments on my last post :) xx

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  10. Welcome to the wip crochet club Ada :o) Inspiration keeps me jogging along nicely too and you are a true inspiration lovely lady xox The sunshine came out here today and its glorious, long may it last xxx love and hugs Penny

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  11. No negative knickers here...and your doing a great job spreading the inspiration...it's certainly contagious. xx

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  12. ....as usual, it's so lovely to come here and breath all your good vibes!!!!!
    thank you lovely butterfly, xxxxxx Ale

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  13. Hello A......i spend my life flitting about from one project to the next.....theres a long queu of things i need to make and complete....aaaargh. The thing is you have to make what you FEEL like making...so if it's something new you just gotta go with the flow!
    Sending love and hugs E x

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  14. simply loving that new crochet! x

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  15. Beautiful colours, just to look at them made me smile
    Thea x

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  16. I love the new squares, those are a fun pattern to make. I'm glad you had a relaxing weekend. :)

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  17. Lovely post Ada. Loving all the colour. Your next project is bright and happy, a mood lifter indeed xo

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  18. Missed the last post so only just read it and the comments... I thought that was probably the case... My granny had MS and lived to the fantastic age of 94 she too spent much of her time being creative- knitting, doing her tapestry and always positive... I am my grandmother's grand daughter for sure... direct. creative, positive... and nature loving...all of which keep me sane on this journey. I think of her a lot at this time her favourite season being Autumn. I've always flitted between projects continue to be gentle with yourself.. love to you Cass x

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  19. Love the vibrant colours - they've really brightened up my day. /Niki

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  20. I'm glad you found some sunshine this weekend . Your new crochet is so bright and cheerful too. Good to hear your energy levels are improving.
    Sarah x

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  21. The mind is a powerful tool, be careful :-) . I think that those of us that have found a creative and absorbing hobby are indeed blessed, I love waking up knowing I will at some stage escape to the sewing room and create something that makes me smile.

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  22. Beautiful and colorful crocheted grannies!! Always love seeing what pretties you are working on! xo Heather

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  23. The new crochet's pretty, but it's the typewriter I have my eye on ... never ask me round for tea, I'll be trying to smuggle it out under my coat when I leave ;-)

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  24. ~ Morning Ada Bea...IT's such a shame cleaning bathrooms and day to day jobs can get in the way on here...Talking of which! ~ Glad your week is kinder to YOU! Hugs Maria x

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  25. Dear Ada - go with the flow, dear, go with the flow. I speak as one addicted to starting things! But eventually they do get finished. Well, moved on, at any rate! Do what pleases you when it pleases, and more power to your crocheting fingers! Lx

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  26. Lovely new crochet project and lots of lovely thoughts. I think you're right about the word "brave". It's often used about people who are ill, but often you have no choice other than to carry on. The truly brave are those who are faced with a choice and take the difficult one. Take care, xx

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  27. That Granny Squares book looks fab - I'll have to get my hands on a copy when I finish work and hopefully have time to learn crochet - I've loved seeing all your creations! I think I will be much, much slower though! And you have positivity and inspiration in spades - I look forward to your posts :) xx

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    1. I look forward to seeing all the lovely things you'll make! :) x

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  28. Lovely colourful crochet, having lots of projects on the go is good!
    M x

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  29. Loving your new crochet project - I'm working on that one too, as a blanket. It's a great book isn't it?

    Also, I saw that issue 14 of The Simple Things had a lovely feature on Florence and I thought of you. I'm a bit behind and I think issue 15 is out now, but I found this link to it anyway. xx

    http://www.thesimplethings.com/florence-guilias-private-tour/

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    1. I bought it for my friend who I went with! We went to the flea market she wrote about! :) x

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  30. Ada, you are, without a doubt, positively inspiring for me!

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  31. Dear Ada Bea

    I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
    Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
    But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
    Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
    ~Dr. Seuss

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  32. Hi Ada, just been catching up on previous posts (bit behind with my blog reading!) and want to say how much I admire your attitude. All the commenters have described you perfectly - strong, positive, creative, inspiring! Looking forward to seeing how all your crochet projects develop :)

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  33. Oh my I am in love with the colours of your new blanket {or cushion} So stunning...thank you for sharing..you really are an inspiration to so many by sharing your story.

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  34. Hi Ada, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks for popping by Chris, I'll try and nip over to see you soon! :) x

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  35. Hi Ada, just catching up with your posts and admiring your positive attitude no end. As you said , non of us know what's in store for us , but you are an inspiration and I'm sure many of your readers will be helped by your open and honest words.
    Thank you.
    Jacquie x

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Hello! Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts and messages with me. I read each and everyone and will try and answer any questions as quickly as I can! :)x