RSS Feed

Tag Archives: happy

Reflections

DSCN2802I have been at a loss to know how to blog.  But today I think I just say how it is and that everything is not all bad.

We had some very precious days during this summer.  Fun filled and full of life.

DSCN2854DSCN2920

We have learned some very important things about living.  We have learned to treasure every moment (well most of them).  We feel that up till now we have lived lives with eyes half open.  Our eyes have been opened to see the importance of important things.

We understand now how in the desert there are oasis and that the sources are often unexpected.  We have laughed and cried and raged and prayed.  We have now accepted a new kind of normal for us.  This normal now is set to change to another level as we leave next weekend for new treatment in London.  The cancer is extremely rare, very aggressive and rarely, if ever seen in children.  None of the team of doctors has treated this cancer in a child before.  We are booked in for experimental treatment.  The road ahead is a rocky one, but we have also learned that we only have enough courage to face one day at a time.

I have found Perkins who is waiting for a new home!

DSCN3001DSCN3002

I have given this handknit a new home

DSCN3004

I have just started to spin enough for a jumper (maybe).  This is Whitefaced Woodland and I am spinning it longdraw which is also a new challenge for me.  Spinning was something I have only just started to do again.  I found it gave me too much time for reflection and so could not face it all summer.  Now I find it soothing and peaceful.

DSCN3005DSCN3006

I have had some great shows, particularly Wonderwool and Yarndale this year.  I have some to look forward to next year too.

In short life goes on.  Studded with joys and treasures among the grey days and dark nights.  We are still together and we have fun and laughter when we can take it.  We have just learned how to dig a little deeper.

DSCN2863We made a happy jumper!!

Advertisements

Waking Up

Everything is waking up!  On our walk this morning we found various degrees in stages of waking up. 

Image

Image

We found things to examine and smell

Image

We saw new flowers opening to the day ahead

Image

Image

Image

Image

The sky was jam packed with so many songs it was quite hard to think.  So some of us had to retreat for dad and daughter time in the favoured reflecting spot to contemplate things in general and today in particular.

Image

I have a bit of an obsession at the moment with Ivy.  The ideas which are forming are turning into a knitwear design, slowly.  I just love the way Ivy travels up and around its host.  Mostly it is not really noticed unless you look.  I like that.

Image

Image

I like the way a dandelion clock with dew still holds its form, just not fluffy.

Image

I think it is probably not cool to like Rape in a field.  I am not entirely sure why.  It is quite overpowering.  The smell is intense, however I prefer it to the muck spreading which has filled the air around the cottage for this past week. 

Image

Waking up is amazing!!

Image

9 Reasons to Smile

They are growing!!

Image

They are EVEN more beautiful

Image

They are permanently hungry!

Image

They are the best thing about this year

Image

Big sister has not been introduced yet

Image

Nor has dad

Image

Just another reminder of 9 reasons to smile

Image