I put the finishing touches on my upcycled mittens while away camping on the weekend.
I made the mittens from the sleeves of a jumper - the cuff on the jumper being the cuff on the mittens. I used the front part of the jumper in my patchwork cardigan and wanted to use up some more of the material.
I think they came up a treat with a little bit of boro and sashiko inspired patchwork and embroidery on the front to decorate.
Thankful Thursday: Each week I am going to be following my 30 Days of Thanks prompts. I would love you to join in. Why don't you print off the sheet and then colour in each hexagon as you go along. I am going to do one a week but you can do one a day if you wish. It is a great way to think broadly about all the things you are thankful to God for. Don't forget to be specific. Instead of big brushstroke things, think about the small, significant moments that bring you joy. Todays theme is family.
Today I am thankful to God for: having family close by, meals together, sleep overs, chats on the phone, shared memories, Mama cuddles, cheeky grins, neighbourhood walks, unconditional love, listening ears, support for crazy ideas, shoulders to cry on, gift of time spent together.
As I have been noticing the seasonal changes and the promise of spring over the last week or two, it felt like the right time to come out of hibernation. Having a pause over winter was important - a time to rest, a time to reflect and a time to regather.
During this time I have thought a lot about what I am doing and why I am doing it. I found that I have missed Thankful Thursday. I realised that this regular online practice helps me to look, observe and notice the wonderful gifts that God has given me. It helps me to be a joy hunter - to be present to the world around me.
You have helped me to stay accountable, to maintain the habit of giving thanks. I also hope that it may act as a small reminder for you to pause, slow down and look around for all the things you are grateful for.
Psalm 9:1 "I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."
Today I give thanks to God for all the signs that spring is around the corner: Buckland St turning pink, the waft of perfume as I pass a broom tree on my morning walk, four little plover chicks frolicking on the golf course, new leaves unfurling, bushes covered in buds, jacaranda leaves turning yellow, a vase of daffodils and doors open wide filling the house with fresh air.
What changes have you noticed?
This is my latest ReSew2020 Project - a patchwork jumper made from five second hand knitted jumpers and vests. I have been inspired by a number of jumpers I had seen online and in shops. It seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment.
After procrastinating about this project for ages because I wasn't sure how I would do it, on Saturday I just cut the first jumper and got into it! I had a pattern as a base but I had to make quite a few different changes.
When I finished it was way too big, so I had to make some more adjustments. But I am quite happy with the fit now. The buttons were from one of the jumpers so it is all upcycled. It is really warm and cozy!
Hello! My name is Margy. I enjoy living simply, I am trying to slow down and I am learning how to be still. I would love you to join me on this exciting adventure.