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