Saturday, January 28, 2012

wool eater blanket CAL week 2

For week 2 of the Wool Eater Blanket CAL
(January 18 - 25th)
we were to add another 4 rounds of pattern...
I added Gunmetal Grey, Teal, Curry and another row of Gunmetal Grey.
It now measures approx 55cm square and weighs approx 250gms.

I'm a little late posting my photo
as I have been away for most of the week..
the hardest part of this Crochet Along is deciding which colour to use next ;)
it is not to late to join in
details can be found here on Sarah's blog.

I hope you are having a lovely week
~ Gillian ♥

Monday, January 16, 2012

wool eater blanket CAL....

 I have decided to join in the wool eater blanket CAL (crochet along)
organised by Sarah London through her blog.
You can find all about it here
and its not too late to start if it is something that interests you, Sarah has provided the pattern for free and also has provided an oblong version as well as the square which I am working.
It is such a brilliant pattern...
you do need to concentrate for the first few rounds
but after that it all falls into place and works up quite quickly.
I will do my best to follow the schedule
but I'm sure I'll probably wonder a little off from time to time ;)
This week 11th - 18th we were to work the first 6 rounds of pattern.
Unblocked my square so far measures approx 37cm square.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments regarding my post below x

I hope you can all find sometime today to be a little creative
~ Gillian ♥

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

pages from art journal.....

how does one keep calm and carry on
when all you feel like doing is screaming?

in the past three weeks since my father passed away
I have felt every emotion and cried more tears than I thought were possible
I have times were I have felt strong and then weak once more.

Prayer has at times flowed and at times felt impossible
knowing that God knows my heart has been a huge comfort
and the love of my dear family has been such a blessing.

I have started a new art journal for 2012
no great art works in there just doodles and collage and thoughts from my heart
but I thought I would share this collage of some of the pages I have made.
I have really found working on it has helped with all the muddle that seems to clog your brain when you lose someone you love.   Somehow working on it has helped me 'Carry on'.

a dear friend of mine wrote out these verses
 in a card she gave me and I wanted to share it here for you all....

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV

~ Gillian ♥