Wednesday, August 13, 2014


“There are far, far better things ahead…
better than anything we have left behind.” 
C.S. Lewis
I wish I was popping back into blogland with something profound to explain
a month’s absence…but all I can say in my defense is July was like a long, deep exhale.  Free days spent by the water napping reading, eating fresh blueberries and every day being amazed at growth…the garden, him, her, them and myself!

We had some of the most amazing, full of sunshine, gorgeous days. 
 I took more days off than I worked.  Knowing this is his last summer,
I wanted to enjoy him.  There were coffees, books, walks, movies,
pancake dinners and ice cream breakfasts.
I don’t typically do well with change…in fact, I usually fight it. It is never easy. 
I want to hold on to now. It makes me ache inside to know it is time to let go. 
This time though, I tried to slow down and instead of fighting and missing out…
I enjoyed every day that I had.  I learned, again,
that we need change to survive, to grow, to bloom.
I started some new projects:
5 in 5

Bama blanket
for Cynthia
Lanasdeana Fantasy Blanket:
Completed more…
Summer garden

Sweet Rose
 Now it's August and back to reality... but how I enjoyed my month of not too much
but so very much all at the same time.!  Doing simple things was a really lovely way to be for a while,




  1. What beautiful blankets! I love the summer garden one especially.

    I'd love to have you link up at my Yarn Fanatic Party!

  2. Some really stunning blankets, the best way to spend July. Have a great weekend.

  3. What beautiful blankets you have created Robbie, you inspire me to want to learn crochet :). Wishing you well, it sounds like you are having a tough time of it right now. I hope you find peace :)

  4. I am glad that you have taken some time do just be! That is so good for anyone to do. Your crochet is all just beautiful!! xx

  5. Your July handwork is really beautiful. It reflects the deep sense of relaxation you describe. I'm glad you had time with a special loved one too.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment on my blog.