Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Walking in the woods


The wind and the rain forces me to bend over as I walk the path though the woods. Why did I go out, I wonder... It is cold and you would think it is October and not February if you look at the surroundings. I would rather be inside in the warmth of my home, I'm thinking.

The path turns muddy as the public trail turns into an authentic one, and I concentrate hard to navigate between the puddles and slippery slip mud mountains, doing my best to avoid loosing balance. My path turns and now when it is more protected by trees, I raise my head to look forward. And there stands a deer. Just a few meters away from me. She is beautiful. She is big. She is brown and her bottom is chalk white. She looks at me and then she takes off into the woods on my left. And then another deer jumps over the path, following the first one. And another. I'm lost for words and hold my breath while looking after the disappearing deer running into the thick forest land. I want to freeze time.

I'm always amazed when these things happens. I instantly turn into a child in the moment of truth to nature. So exotic. Maybe not that very rare, but pure and beautiful. For the rest of my walk I'm not even bothered by the rain and the wind anymore. I actually think the woods is an excellent place to be. I rest in that moment with a silly grin on my face while finishing my walk with a bubbly happy feeling in my heart. This is going to be a good day.


Kärlek
Annette


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Picking up something old



I'm just a girl with a million projects going on at once. You know that type of girl don't you? It is fun to start projects but not so practical to have so many going on at once... They tend to be put away and forgotten and sometimes they never get finished. So instead of starting on something new after my latest Scrappy Happy V-stitch Blanket pattern release, I decided to pick up something old.

I chose my Maybelle Flowers. And I'm in love. Again. They work up so quickly. They are so pretty. And they are so much fun to make. And it is the perfect time of the year to work with my Tilda yarn and colorful spring colors. I'm going to join them and make a baby blanket. That is my plan. I almost got 36 flowers now. I'm making  a grand pile of beautiful crochet flowers today.

NOTE:
Maybelle Flower Photo Tutorial can be found here.
Written original Maybelle Flower Pattern can be found here.
Maybelle Square Photo Tutorial and pattern can be found here.
How to join Maybelle Squares tips can be found here.




Kärlek
Annette


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Reflections on a sunny morning

We have had some nice and sunny days lately and the light is extremely beautiful on a January morning. At night I sit and crochet and listen to all the family activity around me; Nelly Bo playing the piano and singing, Emmy Bo humming and playing with her toys, Luca making airplane sounds while landing his model airplanes on the temporary (more likely to become permanent if he could choose) landing run made on the coffee table. All accompanied by quiet TV in the background and a husband cooking in the kitchen. Phones are ringing and cats wants to get in and out of windows. It's a lot going on here.

I'm very sensitive to noise and it can get to me at times, especially when I'm stressed. But sitting there in all this noise, relaxed and comfortable and tuning it all in, I can feel the love we have in our messy and hyperactive home. It is the greatest place to be and I will miss the sound of Nelly Bo's fingers dancing over those piano keys one day. And I will miss Emmy Bo's small villages of pastel plastic toys that are being created and spread out on floors, window sills and tables all around. And I will miss the typical boy noise from an 11 year old dreaming his way to a model airplane cockpit and showing me every little accomplishment in his engineering of a new, larger Lego airplane he is making.

Although last week was a very intense week, releasing my Scrappy Happy V-stitch Pattern and all, I feel so relaxed and in control of my life for the moment. I used to always feel like I was one step behind and reality is that I am MANY steps behind, but when I decided to accept that and move forward with one thing at the time I found piece within that thought. It's okay to be where I am today. We are good here. I know where I am going. I know what I want. And I'm so grateful to all of you supporting  me, purchasing my patterns, cheering me on in good and bad. You rock my world and make everything possible. I might not respond to each and everyone of you but I want you to know that every single word left in my comment field is sincerely read and appreciated. A big THANK YOU to all of you. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you too will have magical mornings of reflection with beautiful sunlight, just like me.  I hope you too can feel the love. Life is good.


Kärlek
Annette


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