Hello my hooky friends
wishing you all a happy Saturday!
Here at Patchwork House my day started in my favourite way,
with a long sit surrounded by my yummy crochet,
accompanied by teas and coffees till I felt ready to move!
I hope that you too are able to find
that much needed therapeutic hooky time today.
Over the years it has become my trademark
to post mug shots of my mug matching my crochet.
When I dared to suggest that I might change my posts
a few years, ago I was flooded with pleas to continue!
To thank you all for being there,
(as without your loyal following my work would have no purpose),
this year I have decided to produce for you
a series of quotes, set on these images you love so much.
Quotes to inspire and encourage, that you may use.
Please feel free to save them on your Pinterest or post them on your sites.
It is my aim to encourage others.
I can't work as a school teacher anymore
but I can post pictures of my crochet to inspire and encourage others!
Many of you will know that the last 2 years have been difficult for me,
faced with chronic illness and having to take early retirement from a job I loved.
It's a long road of constant blood tests and trying new medication,
dealing daily with pain, exhaustion and fatigue,
hoping that eventually one day I will find something
to stabilise my connective tissue disorder,
which will enable me to have a better quality of life.
In the mean time I've decided, that the only way forward for 2017,
is to stop grieving for the past and move forward!
So with my positive pants on,
I am encouraging myself as much as you, by making these quotes!
So I will indulge myself in colour
and enjoy every moment of what I do.
I am so blessed to be able to crochet full time
and to have you share my journey.
Crochet is such therapy,
with the concentration needed,
the constant counting takes my mind off pain
and provides excellent exercise for my sore swollen hands.
Its not going to be easy
but Ive got a big smile today
and am looking forward to what 2017 has to bring!
I have created a page for these quotes
which you can access easily
from the menu at the top right of the blog.
Take a look
So do check back regularly to see new ones added each week.
You can also find these on my Facebook page in an album
I wish you all a happy weekend.
Don't forget to squeeze in some colourful crochet therapy
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