Friday, 20 April 2018

First Things First

 
My table has been a mix and match as of late.
I have not been able to make up my mind what I want to focus on,
so I have lots of different things going on at the same time.
 
A steady thing on my morning table, is the husband's red cup.
I guess my morning tea just tastes better somehow from his cup.
Go figure, no logic whatsoever.



 
My love for crochet has been creeping into my every day.
My day seems incomplete without a bit of yarn squeezed in somewhere.
 
I have so much to do at the moment though, that I really need to
get myself a new to-do book.
There is only one way to gain some control here,
and that is the ticking-off system.
 
I am ((crossing fingers)) opening my etsy shop again!
(((gasps)))
It has been closed for quite a few years now, and have been open
for bits here and there, short periods only.
But I am coming back!
 
....
definitely need that to-do book.
 
I can see a thousand things to do in my near future
xxx

Monday, 2 April 2018

Spic-and-Span

 
Had an unplanned need to change everything around
and baked myself a crisp new look.
 
Feels nice to be different from what I was before.
 
Is almost like putting on a totally new outfit.
 
xxx
 
 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Lilla Lotta's Garden Flowers

 
 
Everything kind of changed.
The colours I am surrounding myself with are much happier
and brighter now.
 
 
I have this deep need to have lots of colour around me.
Nothing feels the same anymore.
 
 
My life has been on hold for 5 years.
Where I was just floating, not being here nor there.
Where my entire life was not happening.
 
 
Circumstances were just so difficult.
And just remained treading water in the same spot.
Just surviving.
 
 
Maybe that is why I want to surround myself with flowers and happy
colours.
 
It is time for me to continue living.
Doing the things I love.
Growing away from where I was stuck.
 
Thank you to all the dear people who stayed near me
and cared for me.
 
It means more than any words can ever express.
 
You are a Star
xxx
 

 
 
 
 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Goodbye Winter

Goodbye Winter!
You have been amazing this year!
We have had so much snow fall, and even the odd storm here and there
 
Your skies were mostly blue and bright.
 
 
You have been wintry wonderfully white!

 
 
We have loved every minute of it!
 
 
 
We are looking forward to seeing you again at the end of the year!
 
In the meantime we are getting ready for sun bathing
and swimming and picknicking and being outside as much as possible!
 
xxx

 
 

Summer Smiles in Flowers

My love for paper and paints has been mixing with yarns.
 
 
I find myself stacking yarn made goodies, and instantly my
mind starts ticking how to use them, and what to use them
with.
 
 
I can't seem to just let yarn be yarn.
 

My mind seems to be a strange place where all of it just
mixes and starts blending into something else.
 

 
This new love of mine, this yarn, has been such a joy.
I just love all the colours and all the wonderful
textures. I am still so new at crocheting, and learning
as I go along. But I just love it.
 
This is a summer illustration I made.
I had been painting some stalks and lettered some words
when I happened to have some unfinished grannysquares
on the table.
 
I just love the promise of Summer.
 
I am hoping everything will come together finally for us
in this new land that is now our home.
 
xxx
 

 
 
 

Friday, 30 March 2018

Butterflies Welcome

 
 
 
The season of sunshine is coming!
Bright light and happy colours are on the way!
 
 
Even the paint tin on the table has been all bright and happy.
 
 
I have had Spring on my mind for a bit.
But what with all the snow that just keeps on coming
I just had to take some action and make myself some
flowers instead.
 
 
Nothing like having some happy flowers around all year.
 
 
Winter can definitely stop now.
 
I am so ready for the real thing!
xxx
 
 

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Colour colour everywhere!

 
I like picking the brightest happy colours when the weather outside
is white and chilly. It is almost like having a bit of Summer during the
colder months on the inside.
 
 
Winter is such a great season for sewing, knitting and crocheting.
All snug as a bug. Candles and big cups of hot drinks to keep you
company.
 
 
 
Maybe I am just easily pleased.

 
Bright happy colours just brighten up the day.
And making lovely soft items with the colourful yarns makes for happiness.
 
 
I personally can't imagine living in a place where there are no Seasons.
Where there is no need to make scarfs and warm yarny things.


 
 
I just love the colours of happiness.
The poppy brightness of pinks and greens and purples
and yellows and blues and and and.....
 
I guess I just love colour!