Winter Interlude...


A little winter break... Just popping by to let you know that for a few days I'll be more offline than online. This week in our region most children have off school for a week's winter holiday. While I'll not exactly be on holiday, I'm taking the break theme in mind to...

* recharge my batteries
* reestablish a better morning routine
* sink a little deeper into Lent & Lent reading/prayer
* work towards completing some yarn & fiber projects
* sketch out some ideas for new additions to the garden and order seeds
* get a start on spring cleaning, which I usually do during Lent
* carve out a bit more time with TJ and our sweet Luna

Speaking of yarn and fiber, I thought I'd give a shout-out about a great group I participate in...Crafternoon Treats on the online fiber community of Ravelry. This was a group started a couple of years ago by the lovely Kathryn of Crafternoon Treats, who is a crochet designer and yarn business owner who shares great projects, patterns, tutorials, yarn and more via her blog, podcast and her Etsy shop. The Crafternoon Treats group is a fun bunch of folks from all over the world who simply love crochet and knitting! I've been part of the group for nearly a year now, and shortly after the new year I was invited to join the admin/moderators team. My "job" is to welcome new members, and answer any questions, if I can, etc. But the bulk of what I really do is encouragement--cheerleading, of a sort--by offering uplifting comments, advice, etc. It's a lot of fun, and I get to share my projects with other happy yarn crafters. There are a couple of chatter threads where we can feel free to share more about ourselves/lives beyond the yarn-ing. And lots more fun too. If you love knitting, crochet or anything fiber, and love to share about it, please do come join the group! I'd love to see you there! :)))

So back to my hook and yarn... oh, knitting needles and yarn too... and more!  I'll see you in a few days!


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  1. It sounds like it's not much of a break, Tracy -- just a break from quite so much blogging. We have to do that sometimes, don't we, or else we'd just be at the computer all day and never finish the projects, read the books, bake the good recipes we find (usually online!) and do the important work on catching up with the people we love and the other things that matter to us. Have a terrific break -- I know all will anticipate your return! A hug to Luna -- does she love that beautiful afghan? I do!

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    1. haha... you're probably right, Jeanie... this doesn't sound like much of a break! And not really a break in the usual sense, anyway. The plate is feeling a bit full, in a very good way, but things needing closer tending. But I have some good stuff lined up for here for next week, though, and the weeks ahead! :)))

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  2. Oh my dear friend, I do love your list of things to do on your few days off. I probably need to do the same thing and create a list similar to yours. Right now I have a hugs church assignment that will take a lot of my time. At the end of the month I will share it.
    Meanwhile, I would love to get back crocheting a blanket. You are an inspiration in the projects you do.
    Have a lovely few days and know that you will be in my thoughts and I'm sending hugs your way!

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    1. Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers, LeAnn! And very much looking forward to hearing/seeing what your HUGS assignment is about! :)

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  3. Sounds like a well planned and looked forward to break. Enjoy the time with TJ and Luna. Love that you are making beautiful things. That does satisfy our souls.

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn... I couldn't not make things. It's like breathing, I suppose... I just gotta make! ;)

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  4. That sounds like a really fun group Tracy! I would love to hear more! It sounds right up my alley! Your blanket colours are gorgeous! xoxo

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    1. In the Crafternoon Treats group we share current projects, it's a great place to get help with a project as we are a group of many who have all levels of knit/crochet experience. We also have Knit-Alongs and Crochet-Alongs periodically...one is beginning now, a CAL/KAL--Stick Your Neck Out, which you can knit or crochet a scarf, cowl, even shawl, but with encouragement to choose something that will challenge you--a new technique, a project you've never tried before, etc. I'm participating, and I've just gotten yarn for knitting my first colorwork project, a colorwork cowl! I'm excited and nervous at the same time... LOL! We're a great groups, we challenge and inspire each other to dig deeper into our yarn projects and try new things.

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  5. My goodness, that is quite a list...my thoughts have been turning to the garden, too. Roll on spring! Marie x

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