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I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to let go of the blog. I am in a different place now and I need the space to work through a great many things. I intend to keep the archives up for a time, although I have removed the comment function.
If you have landed here - welcome and feel free to dip in to what was our life - once upon a time...
J xxx

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Yarn away from home

We've been away for John's radiotherapy treatment, staying in a lovely apartment in Inverness. It was quite a busy time, what with the daily visits to hospital and two sets of family travelling to see us, but they kept our spirits up and happily entertained James for a few days. You would think, then, that I would have plenty time to finish my Alpinia - just a couple of inches to go... 


But, no - of course I started a new project. A trip away from home seems to warrant a new project don't you think? I crocheted big bright sunny circles, which will eventually become a blanket for The Caravan of Delight. I have based it on the Bullseye pattern, but I am going to do solid circles of bright colours and square them off in dark brown. I think it will fit in just right with the kind of 70s vibe I want to create.


Reading was mostly limited to magazine browsing - well, the World Cup is on and there have been a few late nights. We visited a wonderful second hand bookshop in the town, and I picked up a lovely book - Tideline: The Ebb and Flow of Memory and Experience, by the artist, Edward Seagoe. He painted many seascapes and was drawn to the idea of the ebb and flow of the tide in life as well as in nature. Quite apt for me just now in this strange ocean I find myself swimming in - sometimes paddling furiously and other times drifting aimlessly.  It is a book of essays on various subjects, accompanied by prints of his paintings and sketches. An easy and gentle read - just perfect for dipping into...

So - what are you dipping into these days? Visit Ginny at Small Things and share. xx

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects, sending best wishes and remembering you and your family in my prayers. Hope all is going well.

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  2. You are so right Jacqui, a trip away really does warrant a new project and what a great project you have started. I am a huge fan of orange and the 70's so I love it.

    PS- I thought of you when my church contacted me and wondered if you might like a shawl knit with love? Just let me know and I will cast on.

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    1. Tracey - your kind thought fills me with such warmth - I feel as if I am wearing a shawl of love.xx

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  3. Have been thinking of you all, praying for peace and comfort. My, it sounds like prayers have been heard and answered! Your book sounds peaceful, your circles must look happy in those colors, and good weather and friends surrounding you.

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  4. Casting on a new project is so therapeutic during times of challenges. I say cast on every single day :) Nice book adoption, second hand book stores are treasures and I'd love to have one locally, when I do go into one, I savor the experience.

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  5. Beautiful bright colour! Thanks for the bullseye link :)

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  6. second hand book stores and knitting therapy-----sounds like you are able to be taking care of yourself, too, during this stressful time.....which is IMPORTANT. And great choice of happy colors. Been thinking of you.

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  7. Hugs and prayers for all. Such a wonderful sounding book. Have you read Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh? Similar dipping into thoughts, nature especially shells.
    Love, Wendy in Edinburgh x

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  8. Good for you for keeping focus! Lovely color of orange too! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers as you journey.

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  9. Jacqui, thank you for these posts. You are kind to let folks who visit here know a bit of how you are doing. Reading and knitting are fine ways to fill some minutes creating something and absorbing new/old ideas.

    Please do know that prayers continue to travel your way from over here in New York.

    xo

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  10. Big sunny orange circles - I love it. I think I may have a go at a blanket now that this week I FINALLY finished my 'Sarah Lund The Killing' tribute jumper! I have jumped full into a Rose Tremain this week, impossible to dip as it is so engrossing. Have a good week, hope all is going well.

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  11. Knitting, crochet and reading to soothe the mind, the perfect thing. Your book sounds lovely. Thinking of you often and wishing you well.

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  12. Prayers and love still coming your way from our house. I, too, thought of "Gift from the Sea" - but I think you blogged about that once? Take care, and keep knitting.

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  13. You have some pretty projects in the works. Sending prayers and best wishes your way.

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  14. You are a strong lady. I hope you feel the thoughts and prayers sent to support you and your family. Orange circles? You can’t get more cheerful than that.

    Q. Did you take your running shoes with you?

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    1. Lol - I did taken them, but didn't get any serious running done - plenty rushing around though xx

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    2. 20 minutes on your own will do wonders.

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  15. That book by the painter sounds like just the right book for you to read now, as time allows. Your projects are pretty and I am glad family is rallying round you two.

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