August WiP Challenge

Does anyone else ever have so many different works in progress that some of them get sidelined? Maybe for weeks, months or even years at a time? Well that’s the state that I’ve found myself in. I love the excitement of starting something new, buying new yarn, picking out a great pattern… And I usually […]

Discovering hygge

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga): cosiness of the soul – and so much more… I was given ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ for Christmas. I’d seen the cover a few times on Instagram posts/facebook, but hadn’t really paid much attention to what it was all about. But as I started reading it I realised that hygge is […]

Noticing beauty

It often amazes me (although it really shouldn’t by now) just how wise children can be. My friend told me about how she was playing a game with her seven year old daughter. G was sitting on a cushion on the floor and kept looking at the cushion cover in between turns. Now, my friend […]

Teaching opportunities

Those of you who used to read my old blog (Cute as a Button) may remember that I used to be a teacher. You may not know, however, that I haven’t been teaching since January this year. There were a range of reasons and situations which led to my decision, most of them were fairly […]

Waiting

  I used to think I was patient. I used to think that I didn’t mind waiting for things. I used to be fairly scathing of our instant society, thinking how ridiculous it was to need instant answers, instant access, instant replies, instant deliveries… You get the picture. But the last few months have shown […]