I've been gone a long time, I know, and I have missed writing and sharing snippets of my life with you. Things have been very difficult here, as one of my own has had a lot to deal with and, as our lives are intrinsically linked, I have found it to be a very upsetting time. I tend to retreat at moments like this, as I find it hard to focus on anything else. My sewing machines have remained covered and I have not taken as much pleasure from gardening as I normally would. As for knitting and crochet, I have mainly been making the little squares for my sockie, scrappy blanket. I have welcomed the soothing, repetitive nature of working the little squares and picking out the different colours.
I am pleased to say, whilst not entirely settled, things are on a much more even keel, and the future looks sunnier.
Simple things have joy in them again, like these lovely sweet peas picked from the vegetable garden, and displayed in my Mum's old handpainted jug.
It's good to be back.