Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Peaceful Energy

I  stopped watching tv and reading the news several years ago to limit the constant bombardment of negativity, yet now I am caught up in it particularly because of what's going on in Turkey.  
We are flying Turkish Airlines soon.  The US had temporarily cancelled all incoming flights from there so I guess the bright side is that this year I decided to fly into Canada to visit some of my in-laws before heading to the States.
This Prevention article from October 2007 entitled
"What a Wonderful World" is very relevant for today and voices how I feel.
I have to remind myself that there really is more good than what is reported in the news.  That it is a wonderful world.
Right now there just seems to be a whole lot of crazy which can be very unsettling.  And I wonder, is it crazier?  Or do we just hear more than usual?
I've been spreading a bit of crochet love around my corner of the world the past couple of days.
And today received this wonderful wooden plaque from a friend.
Inspiring advice from a rainbow.
Sending peaceful energy and thoughts out into the world as we view the full moon tonight.
Hoping and praying for a period of peace after so much chaos the past few weeks.
With light and love,

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Hank of a Mess

Yarn hanks.
They look so pretty.
But I never buy them.
Because of this.
What a mess!
I bought the yarn at a craft bazaar in November last year.
Wish I would have looked up how to properly unwind a hank but it's a little too late for that now.  At least I was able to yank enough out to get one pair of baby booties made, my first ever.
The pattern is from Wooly Wonders on YouTube.

Sweet Sunday Wishes,

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Drop a Rock Day

I have never done Facebook or Twitter.
And never could get into Pinterest.
But Instagram, I LOVE for instant inspiration.
 @love_is_action_movement declared today, Sunday, July 3rd, as #droparockday ... asking people around the world to join in by painting a word or quote on a rock and dropping it in a public space to help make the world a kinder place.

I was up for the challenge and did the best I could with a few rocks I had laying around and old acrylic paints.  Also hung a few hearts that were donated by a friend in my craft group.
First stop, the playground at the park a few blocks from where I live.
Next was the playground at my local walking path.
And finally, the playground at the beach just down the road from me.
I hope that a few kids along with their moms will find these little gifts and appreciate them.

Mission accomplished so had a quick walk along the beach.
Lots of jellyfish spotted today.
And even found my own little gift.
Another heart-shaped rock.

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Since June 20th, I've been participating in a yarn photo challenge on Instagram #yarnphotocha2016.  Today's prompt was "water", so I took myself to the beach for some soul time, yarnbombing and a photo shoot.
 Adding blue to a bench.
 Leaving a little love behind.
Reminded of Mother Teresa's quote:

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Several things have happened this week to bring about a blue mood.  

Next month we are flying through Istanbul. 
When we booked our tickets, I wondered if evil, demented individuals would eventually try to bomb the airport, and they did, yesterday.
The three men who carried out the despicable act represent nothing other than self-hate.
They do not stand for anything.
Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.
Sonia Gandhi

The current state of political affairs in the world doesn't help.  
It would seem we are reverting to burning bridges rather than building ties.
I'm afraid the current British vote will influence the US election and that is a very scary thought.
Hatred paralyzes life;
love releases it.
Hatred confuses life;
love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life;
love illuminates it.
(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Spread love whenever, wherever, however you can.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fledgling and the Full Moon

There are an awful lot of scientists today who believe that before very long we shall have unraveled all the secrets of the universe. There will be no puzzles anymore. To me, it’d be really, really tragic because I think one of the most exciting things is this feeling of mystery, feeling of awe, the feeling of looking at a little live thing and being amazed by it and how it has emerged through these hundreds of years of evolution and there it is and it is perfect and why.
— Jane Goodall

Two months ago, I noticed that for the first time ever, we had pigeons roosting in our building and the one next to us.
I knew babies had been born when I could hear constant chirping from above but never could get at an angle to see them.
But yesterday, Jingles and I had a front row seat as this pigeon tried to get it's fledgling to fly right outside my son's bedroom window.
I'm not sure if this is mama pigeon or daddy pigeon since both share the responsibility of raising their young.
And both produce crop milk to feed them.
The adult pigeon flew back and forth a couple of times, feeding and enticing the fledgling to spread its wings and fly.
There was a whole lot of flapping going on which was very exciting for Jingles.
And wouldn't you know it, I walked away just long enough to miss the fledgling take flight.
But I didn't miss the Strawberry Moon as it rose tonight.
The full moon marks the halfway point of the month of Ramadan.
Today is also the summer solstice with the longest day of  the year.

Happy Summer!

Saturday, June 18, 2016


It was at last year's Worldwide Knit in Public Day at Costa Coffee that I met my current craft group.
This year, the day fell right in the middle of Ramadan which means that none of the coffee shops are open, so we met Al Sadu House instead.
Two hours of knitting, crocheting and cross-stitching with some very creative ladies.
 Thanks to Mini @minizdiary for organizing it once again.

Happy crafty day!
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