Thursday, 26 June 2014

A 'Stolen' Scarf

Have you ever made an item for someone else and wanted to keep it for yourself?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Live Well: Nurture the Spirit

I reflected in Surviving Chronic Illness: Positive Affirmation that one’s spirit can take a beating when living with chronic illness.  It can leave one feeling less than a whole person and emotionally fragile. 

It is important to maintain one’s sense of identity, self-esteem and strength to cope. 

When faced with the undesirable aspects of chronic illness it is important to counteract the negatives with positive feelings and experiences.  It is easier to cope if one can find ‘the little joys in every day’.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

When Minor Modifications Turn Into Major Repairs

Last year I made a lot of hats for other people.

Meladora's Butterfly Stitch Slouch was a very popular pattern and I made several in the standard adult size for female friends and associates.

Last week, one of those hats returned to me for a simple adjustment which almost became a disaster.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Live Well: Back-up Plans

Life is unpredictable.

For all of us.  

Chronic illness, injury or disability add complications to coping in a crisis. 

Chronic illnesses themselves can be unpredictable, even in the best-managed scenarios. 
It is important to be prepared.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Leg Warmers = Warmer Legs

Winter has arrived along with chilly mornings.

Temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius call for warm layers.

In the supermarket today, I received a lot of extra attention from fellow shoppers admiring my furry leg warmers. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week 2014: 7 - Looking Back, Looking Forward #5KCBWDAY7

2013 was an exceptional year which started out as an exciting whirlwind of activity but during the year it grew into an uncontrollable tornado, sucking me into it without escape, tossing me around at will only to dump me at a time of its own choosing, leaving me totally exhausted, dazed and wondering how it all happened!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Live Well: Organise Your Life

It always amazes me the amount of paperwork and administration required to manage a complex medical condition.