Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Simple offerings from me this week.

When my life is complex,
as it is right now,
I cherish the peacefulness and quietness of my garden:

mementos that remind me of joyful times:

(This necklace of freshwater pearls and turquoise beads was made especially for me by a lovely and incredibly hard working jeweller in Hoi An, Vietnam)

...and I love the way that working with my hands gives me space for simplicity and solitude after a day full of noise and demands:

(The pattern's called Dot's Little Ditty Bag. I made it out of cotton and adorned it with a five petalled rose from Crochet Bouquet.)

What's bringing peace into your world?


Fruitful Fusion said...

At the moment, it's a feeling of trust that all will be ok, whichever way it goes. Yes, quiet contemplation and my most fave: creating things. Oh yes, they're all bringing peace into my world.

Kathleen said...

Knitting brings me immense peace, as does gentle yoga and daily meditation. But I think most of all, the most peace-bringing part of my life is knowing that spring WILL soon be here despite all the icky weather we've had. Thoughts of freshness, renewal and hope. Very peaceful.

2paw said...

Your garden has such lovely flowers and your bag is so cute!! It's really nice.
Peace, well, sitting patting a Labrador or two (or three) and walking with them in the bush. That is very peaceful.

Eileen said...

First, I'd like to say thank you for entering my giveaway! It's a fabulous book! and Second, I'm so happy you entered so that I could come and visit you! I love your blog!

I find peace when I'm blogging {to be surrounded by such a positive community has been such a joy}, curling up with my cats, yoga, sewing, crochet..learning a new craft! :)

kkhymn said...

I love your photos of your garden, the jewelry and your current projects. They are all so calming! Peace and Harmony to you today.

magnusmog said...

How great to see the sun in the middle of my Scottish winter.

I'm having a peaceful time making a patchwork bathmat!

Indigo Blue said...

Well....after the last few months at work trying to get students through for their exams i think thst SLEEP would be the most peaceful thing for me at the moment. Perhaps I should come back to this post in a few months time.

Unknown said...

I love your photos, they are so crisp and bright.
Looks like crochet flowers are all the craze at the moment.
Enjoyed looking at your vietnam photos too.

deb said...

Thanks for sharing your peace with others. The garden pictures are lovely and I just love the little bag.

MayaB said...

Peace is watching my children sleep, knowing that the love I have for them is infinitive. Peace is sitting, curled up in the sofa with my knitting, relaxing and knowing that they will not get up for another 8 or 9 hours. I really appreciated looking through your pictures, they truly do convey peace. I wish I had a garden!

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Cloudberry said...

Beautiful pictures!
makes me long for spring even more :)

Pihla said...

I love the bag! Oh, how pretty pictures. And the necklace, too- you lucky:)

Trish in MD said...

Saw your note on Ravelry and so I visited here. Your images are beautiful. Great blog!

Anonymous said...

these are lovely pictures!

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