Spring Feelings, Tea and Well-Being!

Ok well it’s now March and we can definitely say we’re entering Spring season!  (not today though as it’s very cold and rainy and very disappointing!). This last week however, has been noticeably warmer, and I was able to have the first mid morning cuppa in the garden!  Woo hoo!  Ok, I did have my warm jacket and boots on, but it was very pleasant when the sun was shining!  I love this time of year when I can get outside for a quiet cup of tea or coffee as it evokes the wonderful happy feeling I had when I first went part time at work at the beginning of April a few years back.  I remember sitting outside on a Wednesday morning and feeling so weird to be there on a work day, but with this creeping sense of peace and well-being.  Even though I am now full time at home and no longer going out to work I haven’t lost the excitement of the first few warm  weekdays at this time of year.

Of course I wish my health was better and I hadn’t had to give up in the way I did, or have the three lots of surgery, and still be in pain almost every day.  But – there is no point in dwelling on ‘what ifs’ – the only way forward is ‘what may be’ – to relish the good things about being at home and to recognise that in the eyes of other people, especially creative crafters, it must seem to be a dream come true to have weekdays in which to sew, knit, crochet, etc and never have that sinking feeling on a Sunday evening knowing it’s going to days before you can get back to your hobby. Obviously it would be even better to make a living out of crafting, but that’s not so easy and so not going out to work also means not bringing in the associated salary!!

However I am ever hopeful that one day I will make something so fabulous that everyone will just have to have one – likely? who knows, but it’s so much fun trying!  And with that I will show you my latest creations, because as well as doing a bit more on the twine bag I have been making spring themed crochet items for a garland!

crochet snail and crochet flower basket

Flower Baskets and Snails!

Twine basket in green and natural twine

Twine basket with two rows of Star stitch completed

It’s really hard to make Star stitch in twine so it’s taking a long time to make!

Over to Handmade Monday now for a catch up on the crafty adventures of others! Hope you are all enjoying some pleasant weather wherever you live.

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4 thoughts on “Spring Feelings, Tea and Well-Being!

  1. I love your optimistic outlook! Life isn’t always easy is it but there are always things to be grateful for 🙂

    All of your makes this week are fabulous but my absolute fav has to be the little basket of flowers – soooooo cute! x

  2. I adore the snail and the little flower basket so are so cute. The twine basket looks wonderful with the different colours. I always find it a bit sore on the hands. It was lovely to hear how positive you are about life. Have a lovely sunny week.
    Ali xx

  3. As someone who’s life changed five years ago, my philosophy is count to 10 then paste a big smile on your face. It does no one any good to mope about what could have been. It’s happened so move on.

    My sewing and needlework has helped me though the tough times and I really look forward to getting up in the morning and going into my work room xx

  4. I fully understand the constant pain thing, and it’s so very true that you have to find reasons to smile and make the most of each day. I love your flower baskets, they’re so cute and will look great hanging on a garland. Hope you have a good week.

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