Prevention is better than cure

I’m beginning to fall in love with having handmade socks. As yet I’ve not had to darn them.

Making notes though. …just in case 😉

Recipe For A Yarn

I’m having a very productive bank holiday weekend indeed. There has been bread baking, spinning, plying and erm, *cough* sock mending.

I’m quite, completely and utterly rubbish at the sock mending malarkey. Socks tend to sit ignored for a while in my craft box while I procrastinate for an age or three before reluctantly attempting to mend them. I think my lack of darning skills has a lot to do with the procrastination. I did think that buying my nifty little vintage darning loom might help but I found the instructions quite baffling. One day I hope to do a course with Tom Van Deijnen and then magically it might all click into place but I fear I might soon run out of socks in the meantime.

While I was botching mending one of my socks it occurred to me that perhaps the answer lie in reinforcing the socks before…

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Counting down

Dear Reader

It seems so long ago when I first signed up for this but now there is 17 sleeps left to go! 17 sleeps before I head back up north and experience the Cherish Conference – EXCITED is not the word!

It’s been an aim of mine to attend for the past couple of years. Last year I decided that this year would be the year I go as part of my *cough* birthday celebrations (it ends in an 0).  The theme this year is Known.

It seems perfectly apt for me at the moment with things that I’m going through.  Some things that I’m relearning about me and some things that I’m discovering about me. Slowly but surely changes are happening.

As part of the bumph that came through has a countdown in it. Today’s thing to do  is to read the article “Know Him” that is in the brochure. I took it with me to read on the bus.

In the opening letter there is a line that really speaks to me:

Known not just for who we presently are but also for who we are becoming

Charlotte Gambill

For who we are becoming.  Every day God is shaping me and refining me. My prayer for Cherish is that I receive clear direction where my life is going and what my role is in life. With my birthday coming up I see it as a shift. I need to find out who I am. I need to know who me is. So here begins my journey. 

Blessings x