Having a few hours on your hand? what about knitting a chunky baby blanket? You don't have a chunky yarn? There isn't a bit of a problem about it, just take two medium thicknes yarns and knit them together.
This is my first pattern! I hope you will enjoy making your baby's mini blanket!
Many times I wonder do I feel gratefull? Really, really gratefull? But what is gratitude? I mean, do I feel the imense joy inside just because my life is the way it is, the imense happynes that I have everything that I do have: material and non material things; money can buy and money can not: child, parents, friends.... knowledge, courage...are these our own posessions or God trusted us with them to do the best we can: raise children the best way we know, to be sure they will live a happy life; to love, honor and protect our parents since we chose them for this life to make us the person we are today; to cherish our true friends like they are our brothers and sisters that we have found to walk with us in life.
Today I do.
Today I feel imense gratitude for everything my life is.
I am gratefull for the courage to have chosen to to what I love doing despite all the no-nos. I am grateful that I conquered the fear of loosing the stability to the freedom.
I am gratefull for my parents: that they live. yes, I am so, so happy that they are alive, that I can hug them and talk to them, that my dad can still teach me how to make his delicious pilaf. I thank God for that.
I am gratefull for my dear friends, just a handfull of people, that I deeply love.
Yes. today I humbly give thanks for everything that I am and everything that I have.
Heading quickly to the en of the year, it is nice to look at the things we are gratefull for. Of course, there are more than 30 things, and in the first days it was difficult to choose because there are so many. It is a wonderful feeling to be gratefull for what you have, to appreciate the good in life, material or not, all the wonderful people that came nto our lives., the ones that did us good or maybe just taught us a valuable lesson.
#1 I am grateful for my home
Even it isn't YET perfect, I don't have the magazines furniture & carpets, I love my cozy home!
Sipping my coffee in the morning with a knitted poncho on my shoulders to keep me warm, I was browsing though facebook, etsy, blogs, tumblr, just name it....I am all over the place! BUT I stoped when I found this beautiful DIY project on a blog I really, really love and admire!
The Purl Bee I am sure most of you know it by now. Great inspirational projects, wonderfully explained and great details.
I will certainly try to make it although me and my sewing machine are not the best of friends :))
The mornings, get chilly, the leaves are beginning to change color....It was my favourite time of the year as the sky seems to turn into a deep blue, as all the colors turn into fire-like, rust like and deep goldens.
I always think about changing my home "feel" too, so I went about and looked for some great DIY projects for you:
Here it is the first one: a gorgeous coffe filter wreath:
Turn the page and here I am on the new chapter of my life. Would I like it? Would I like the life I have so long asked for? Wished for? dreamed of?
I have this feeling inside: "ok, God. I've done it. I quited my day job. Now, What amazing path do you have for me?"
It is a beautiful, but not at all easy thing to do: to work for yourself; do I have the discipline? Do I love myself as much as to turn it into a glorious chapter?
I am now a work at home mom - difficult decision, it was!
I hope and pray, it was a good one.
What scared me the most, more than the bills comming, was the question: would I regret it later, not having the courage to jump?
I imagine myself on a plateau, near the sea, the grass is burned from the sun, and there's no tree to make some shade. I am sitting on the age of the cliffs, a beautiful sea, a beautiful light I see ahead of me. I can hear some birds, i can see the seagulls. I want to jump, beacause I feel there's a beautiful land down there. I am afraid. It is safe here, on the sun dried cliffs.
I want to jump.
Would the wind carry me to a beautiful life?
The first creation as a full time designer / knitter at Zucchini Island