Can you believe it is Friday again. Where does the time fly? Well, for me over the last seven days the time has flown in a flurry of pattern writing. Thank you so much for your kind words about the release of my Amy Shawl pattern yesterday. I really appreciate it and am glad that you like it! Hopefully some of you will get the pattern and make one of your own because I would love to see your versions.
I have also finished the pattern for the Jo Shawl and that will be released next week. Meg should then follow in another week or so. Then the set will be complete and yes, for those who have asked, I will do my best to share a picture of them all together.
I really do mean it when I say thank you for what you have said about it. To know that others like and appreciate your work is a good thing!
Thank you too for your thoughts last week on postage and so on for my shop. I am still mulling things over, but you have certainly all given me lots to think about and I appreciate that.
The week here has, as I said been a busy week of work for the most part. Hubby is nearly finished with the big tiling project and it is looking good. There is some painting and other finishing to do and then I will show you the results of the hard labour.
I am mostly bogged in a sea of crochet, but that is OK. I have two shawls, two blankets, a computer cover and a crochet hook cover on the go at the moment as well as my knitting - such as it is! I want to get a few things finished and then start some new projects! Always on to the next thing.
Speaking of which, I better get on with my five things for this week!
You might remember a couple of weeks ago that I shared a post about losing a pet that included a quote from Rosamunde Pilcher. I had never really considered her before in my eternal search for inspiring quotes so I have been digging and found five to share with you today.
“It was good, and nothing good is truly lost. It stays part of a person, becomes part of their character. So part of you goes everywhere with me. And part of me is yours, forever”
This is the quote I shared with you recently. It resonated then and it still does today. I quote this to myself regularly - daily! - and it does help me.
“Happiness is making the most of what you have, and riches is making the most of what you've got.”
This is so true isn't it. We all know it, but don't necessarily remember it or live by it. It isn't about what you have, it is what you do with it. You can be rich with no possessions at all. I spent so much less time doing the dusting when I had less things and I am trying to go back to that. Not just because of the dust, but because I don't need things to make me happy. Don't get me wrong, they are lovely to have and I am not criticising myself or anyone else for having things, but they don't automatically infer happiness do they.
“It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive. Arrival often brings nothing but a sense of desolation and disappointment.”
So true. Often the journey is far more interesting than the final destination. The thing to do is accept that the journey was good and then plan another and move on from the disappointing destination.
A good journey doesn't mean a disappointing arrival though. Travel hopefully, remain hopeful and be hopeful and perhaps you will be pleasantly surprised!
“Life is so extraordinary. Wonderful surprises are just around the most unexpected corners.”
Isn't this true! You never know what will happen next. New things, different things, they appear from nowhere and amaze us all. The flower that blooms, the rainbow after the storm. Small things that are good things.
“Loving isn’t finding perfection, but forgiving horrible faults.”
You don't need to say anything else about this do you. Forgive and move on with love and that is the greatest love!
As always I wish you well for a good weekend and a good week ahead. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, leaving me a comment and going and visiting other participants to leave them a lovely message too.