Believe it or not, I have a ‘ta da!’ post for you today! Yes indeed. I have actually completed something. Hurrah for me and, hopefully, farewell to my poor concentration (at least for a while…) It’s actually two finished things, but one was finished in January 2020. Yeah. So, Christmas 2019, my mum gave me … More Ta da!
One of the things I’ve been spending a lot of time doing, over the past few months, is sorting through the house. My mum had lived in this house for over thirty years – since the year before I was born – and in thirty-plus years, one accumulates a Lot of Stuff. We all do. … More A lifetime’s miscellany
Sometimes I am a numpty. I’m making good progress on my current blankets. So good, in fact, that I thought I’d lay them both out to have a look. There was only one set of squares still to go, laying it out at this stage would be good – right? Uh huh. So apparently, when … More Oops
I realise it’s getting rather boring, me apologising for not posting in a while, but I am sorry it’s been so long. Life has been going on, with good days and bad days, but time seems to be a completely nebulous thing at the moment. I’m still counting in ‘weeks since Mum died’, which is … More Easter bunny, sort of
At last I have finished designing my current blanket, and I can begin to play with colour. As I said in my last post, it’s not been an easy journey so far – my mind and energy still being so very taken up with Mum’s death and all the attendant emotion and paperwork – but … More Colour!
Well, I have begun my next blanket design. Despite the January gloom and the relentless, exhausting fog of ‘missing my mum’, an idea has popped into my head and refuses to bugger off. Strictly speaking, this is a design that I sketched out last summer, not a new idea. But back then I was both … More A new design
Thank you for all your lovely, kind, compassionate comments on my last post. I haven’t been able to bring myself to answer them individually, but please know that it meant a great deal to me. I wanted to share with you a piece of crochet that I worked on over the last couple of weeks. … More One last gift
An awful lot has happened in my life since I last sat down to write a blog post. To be precise, my wonderful, amazing, strong, determined mother passed away on Friday 11th December, aged 64 years. It was not unexpected. She’d been in the local hospice for some weeks, where it was increasingly obvious that … More
Well, here in England we are back in lockdown, though to be honest that doesn’t really change much for me. With my mum extremely clinically vulnerable, and me just ordinarily clinically vulnerable, we’ve basically been shielding all along, hospital appointments/visits excepted. However, to combat the doom and gloom of the wider world, here in my … More A Wheatfield, With Cypresses
Sometimes you’ve just got to amigurumi. Or at least I do. I started crocheting, many moons ago, with amigurumi – dolls, animals, play food – and I still enjoy a good amigurumi pattern, particularly when I’m in the mood to make something quick. Say for Christmas, or a child’s birthday that I’d forgotten about 😀 … More The Three Witches