Sunday, April 20, 2014

What A Gorgeous Morning

I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter!  Have a picnic, have a bike ride, take a walk in a park.  Mostly, spend time with your family and friends.  
Hugs from me to you,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Colourful World

How are you doing this gorgeous day?  We are having a touch of cool weather, windy and some clouds, but at least spring seems to be here to stay! It was a long winter!
I have always thought that the colours you surround yourself with affect your mood tremendously.  Flowers in the house when the dark, grey days of winter loom over us.  Blues in the bedrooms help us to rest easier.  For me, even a box of crayons can brighten my day. With this said, I would like to share with you a blog that positively brightens my day hands down.

Attic 24 is written by the lovely Lucy.  She resides in England with her husband and their 3 children. Lucy talks about her days with her family, the school run, the market, having a cup of coffee, going to the Knit and Natter. Every one of these has one common thing: colour, heart-swooning, breath-taking colour. 

Lucy can make something as simple as sitting in her garden or hanging out the wash a major colour explosion.  Her cups for her coffee are colourful, her pots of flowers have little crocheted holders, even her crochet hooks are pretty.  

Did I mention that Lucy is also a crocheter?  Not just the run of the mill crocheter, but a brilliant one!  From the basic granny square blanket, to the ripple blanket.  The flower pillow or the raindrop cushion.  When Lucy picks up her crochet hook, the ideas and the colours seem to just flow out of her. 

Lucy shares a little studio above a cafe with Tracy, who blogs at Patchwork Chickens. There they work on projects to teach at classes they hold.  

Lucy  used the studio last September for her main Yarndale work.  Yarndale is a festival that was held last year for the first time.  One of Lucy's ideas for Yarndale was to make bunting for the hall that Yarndale was held in.  Not only was bunting made from people all over the world, me included, but Lucy and friends yarn-bombed the trees and the little bridge had ducks, crocheted ducks!
 Yarndale did so well that it will be held again this September.  Lucy and friends will once again astonish the crowds!

Please go to Attic24 and see for yourself the brilliant colours that Lucy creates.

I will leave you the links for the blogs I have mentioned.  As for me, I must go for now.  As always, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Hug a love one, laugh out loud and remember that you are special.

Until next time....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

I really thought we were never going to have temps above 30, but I stand corrected!  For the last 2 days, I have had the windows open and have not frozen!  The sun is shining, the snow has melted and the birds are singing! With all of this wonderful fresh air I have been inhaling, I have felt rather peppy.  I have washed the outside of my little patio and am making bunting for it.  I am planning all of my container plants and possibly a small fairie garden.  Inside, I have cleaned my closet out and folded all of the winter clothes and stored them on their shelves. That felt real good, putting away the sweaters and turtle necks and the coats, gloves and scarves. Not that I don't love my cozy winter things, but April is not the time for them!

I have started the Easter crafting this week.  I am making some small items for the new little one.  A bunny, an embroidered egg and a cute hat.  I may even make a basket if I have time.  I am also making a couple of things for Laura. I love holidays!

So, change of subject now.  Have any of you been sick this winter and needed throat lozenges?  I had a sinus/ throat thing that lasted almost 3 weeks.  Two of these weeks I couldn't talk without scaring everyone!  Laura told me to stop talking, as it made her throat hurt listening to me!  Anyway, I used cough drops so I wouldn't need to constantly drink water.  Ashleigh brought over Halls cough drops.  Well, the paper the drops were wrapped in have uplifting quotes and sayings on them.  I tell you, I loved those little papers.  It's nice to read something uplifting when you feel like a truck has run over you.  So, I have wrote down some of my favourites and thought I would share some with you.

Keep your chin up.
Hi-five yourself.
Don't give up on yourself.
Be unstoppable.
Impress yourself.
Dust off and get up.
Be resilient.
You can do it and you know you can.
You've survived tougher.
Take charge and mean it.
And my favourite:
Don't give up on yourself.

Who knew cough drops could be so inspiring?

Well, I am off to working on some Easter decor.  I hope all of you are having a warm spring day! Remember to hug someone, laugh over something and smile.  It's good for you! :)

Until next time,
Hugs from me to you