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.


Sam I Am...... said...

I pray every day for peace, compassion, kindness and love towards one another but it is easy for me to be happy as I live secluded away from society. I don't even watch t.v. anymore and even FB is becoming a bit much....the telephone will be next! LOL!
But even as secluded as I am it creeps in....the cruelty, the hatred and injustice is more than one can handle some days and the tears flow but tears will not takes action so I sign petitions and comment on certain posts and share truth and facts not rumors or hatred. It's not much...I'm an armchair activist and what hurts is that people don't want the's easier to judge and to hate it seems. I have alienated more people than I have befriended...they don't like it when you're happy, or independent or's crazy! So as a last resort, I prayed to God for an get ready! LOL!

Amy at love made my home said...

I guess that all we can do is our own very best and hope that that shares around and goes around and influences others! xx

Teresa Kasner said...

I totally agree with you. I love when you leave crocheted gifts behind.. what a neat thing to do. Did you leave the crocheted rocks, also? Treasure! I certainly hope that the vote to leave doesn't impact the vote here. Egads. I am so shocked that anyone would support a hater. ::shaking head:: ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda said...

Kind thoughts being sent your way my friend. ♥
Honestly, I've gotten to the point now since my Mom's hospitalization a month ago and knowing now that she indeed has advanced Alzheimer's and dealing with the stress of caring for my parents, working, and trying to help everyone in my life who needs it while trying to keep my own self together, that I can no longer read or listen to the news. I told Jim that I will walk around uninformed I guess, but that's just how it's going to be. I have to - for my own sanity. I cling to my faith in the unseen God who helps me daily - for me, that's our only hope anyway.
Love, Linda

She loves to crochet said...

It's so lovely how you spread a little love around your corner of the world. Very unsettling times at the moment and not much we can do except to look for the good and enjoy the little things. Hx

Peggy Jones said...

Oh Tammy be safe. So true. What has happened to our world. The things that make us human are disappearing. Nature and animals do not act that bad. I will try to shine my light on all whom I meet, I know you do.

Lorrie said...

The world is indeed full of uncertainty that seems closer and more forbidding than usual. Living with beauty and focusing on what we can do in our own smaller worlds is the way I cope. Your blue yarn bombing adds whimsy wherever you go.

Laurie said...

I love how you leave pretty little pieces of your crocheting all over the place. If that isn't live, I don't know what is.

I really wish I knew how to make those rock covers. So cute!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

The prospects are not pleasant. Intolerance and stupidity seem to increase daily. We can only try to enjoy some good moments every day.
What a great challenge! I love your ideas and pictures, Tammy.

SusanLotus said...

Hi Tammy!

Great message and very beautiful photos from the beach and sea.
I really love when people like you, and some anonymous people even here
in my village, spreads love and creativity by crocheting our environment.

Now time to go and do some swimming and shopping for the month ahead.
Taking a more detailed visit to your blog later.

Have a nice and relaxed evening!

Dagmar said...

I love your little hearts, leaving behind some sweet dear Tammy! Xo

Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy,
you wrote many true words! Very sad that hate and destructiveness are obviously not so easy to eradicate. But people like you put signs again and again, and that gives me hope in humanity! I love your crochet works - my favorites are the stones!
Best wishes and a large amount of hugs

Little Treasures said...

Lovely quotes Tammy! Your post sends out a powerful message!

Diane said...

Very nice post, Tammy. I'm jealous of your heart rock. Diane

Jen Kershner said...

Love your messages of love amidst the troubling times around us. I have to focus on the good in order to function well and I think you are doing it beautifully!

Gracie Saylor said...

Thank you for doing your part by investing in peace with love, Tammy. I am trying to do the same. Christ's declaration in John 8:33 encourages me, even if I do not understand circumstances in the world around me. May you and yours have good days. xx

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
We indeed do live in a very instable world and it makes you shiver when thinking about how close at times we come to such horrible acts by evil human beings.
I right away contacted my former Turkish neighbor girl, who lived behind me in The Netherlands. Her parents just left for Turkey but fortunately they had arrived safely. But so many people are grieving once again.
Yes we do have to love and spread love but for those barbaric people there is no nice way for making them stop.
Wishing you safe travels and let's pray for a more stable world soon!

Mereknits said...

I am afraid for that too, the political climate here int he US is very scary, what can people be thinking when they think hatred, and condemning whole groups of people is okay? I think that your gifts to the world are a beautiful touch and help to make the world a more positive place.

Melanie said...

Thank you for spreading acts of love and kindness when there is so much evil in this crazy world right now.

Jodiebodie said...

So many important messages in this post. Wishing you safe travels.

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