|'scuse the poor light|
|(Spot the "helper"?)|
Here's the post I had planned:
|A Woman's Hands - photo taken by My Boy|
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savour and remember.
|A HUGE chocolate coin was far more tempting than pancakes!|
|Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn - colour S240|
The Summer Solstice is the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The sun has grown to its full strength, and summer begins. Even as we enjoy swimming and picnicking, we know that the days will begin to get shorter again as soon as Solstice passes.
The Summer Solstice reminds us that nothing lasts forever. We do not live in the unchanging twighlight realm of the Faery, but in the living, dying, fading and growing realm of earth. Whenever something is completed, we must let it go.
Because things we love don't last forever, we love them all the more while they are here.
But letting go of things we love is never easy. The Summer Solstice is a time to practice giving things away, letting go of what is completed and done...
|Left: My Boy's Vegetables & Seeds|
Right: Little Miss' colourful 'circles'
Anyway, we have been celebrating Fathering Sunday with smoked salmon and Champagne for breakfast, some gifts and cards, a trip to the park (in the rain) and later on we'll be enjoying a delicious family meal, so it's not all bad.
|The three stages of Granniness|
|First 10 done, and the next 10 ready for the "TV slot" later!|
|Version 1 - with a mistake riiiight back at the start!|
|Version 2 - while things were still going 'well'|
Then it dawned on me - I'D BEEN KNITTING ON SIZE 6 NEEDLES NOT 6MM NEEDLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The decision to join in has not been made without hesitation - initially I worried that committing to making things would make crafting a bit of a chore and take the fun out of it, but I've decided that providing I don't over-commit and leave time for other things I find along the way too, it could be great fun - plus adding a 'community' dimension to these solo crafts is good for staying motivated!
I've started a provisional list which you can view on Pinterest if you'd like a peek, and I'll publish the final lineup here on July 1st. If you'd like to join in with the Blog-A-Long, you can get all the details and sign up by visiting the Ravelry group.
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