Terrific Tuesday

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On a Monday I can still remember the fun I had over the weekend, Wednesday is the middle of the work week, on Thursday I start getting hopeful and on a Friday I can taste the weekend. But what about a Tuesday? It’s so…. just there. Weekend memories are too far away and the upcoming weekend might as well be a year away.

What we need is a bit of colourful inspiration to get us going on a Tuesday, don’t you think? A pretty picture, beautiful scenery or colourful imagery. Yup, that’ll liven up Tuesdays and turn it into a terrific day!

From now on I will go through my photos and Pinterest likes every Tuesday and find us a pretty picture to add colour and joy to the day.

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We spent our Bank Holiday weekend explore the Gowar Peninsula and Pembrokeshire coast of Wales. We had lovely weather, albeit a bit windy on Saturday, not-so-great drizzly weather on Sunday (but we still went to Tenby anyway) and on the Bank Holiday Monday it was raining from the moment we woke up. Our 4 hour journey home, took 6.5 hours – that’s 6.5 hours of driving in non-stop rain. Days like these I’m so glad John and I are snap happy. We can forget about the tiresome driving home and look back at the pretty pictures we captured. I can of course share them with you too and they make for excellent Terrific Tuesday fodder!

We will definitely be returning to Wales – where else do you see sheep grazing on steep beach cliffs, or cows grazing on farmland overlooking a sandy beach? It’s a beautiful part of the world and definitely worth exploring further. Even if it’s only for Welsh lamb loin chops bbq’ed on a portable bbq next to the campervan – which is what happened shortly after this bit of camsite-crocheting.

IMAG1855Wishing you all a Terrific Tuesday.

Natasja

 

 

 

 

 

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Ten days of Powerful Affirmations – Day Ten

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I truly believe in the power of positive thinking, visualisation and using affirmations (repeating of positive words and phrases) to create the spectacular life we all deserve. John and I practice this daily and we can testify to the amazing power of a positive attitude. A website that’s been a great source of teaching for us is The Mind Unleashed. Their article of 6 March 2014 by Josh Richardson about ten life changing affirmation is so inspiring that I just have to share it with you.

I’ll be sharing one affirmation a day with you for ten days. I sincerely hope you will give these affirmations a go and experience how it will change your life.

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“Realize that any difficult time are only a short phase of life. This too shall pass along with your old habits as you take in the new. You are a fully adapting being with creative energy which surges through you and leads you to new and brilliant ideas and the mindset that allows that energy to flow.” – The Mind Unleashed

powerful affirmation no 10 abandon old habits

 

Photo tour of our new fiber art studio

Natasja:

Isn’t this the most colourful, creative and inspiring studio? I could spend all my days here!

Originally posted on Knits for Life:

Earlier this summer my sister, Jill, and I moved into a new art studio space at the Claremont Art Studios in San Mateo, California. I’ve been meaning to share Jill’s great photos of our space for a while now, so here we go. If you still want more, we love studio visits! We have an open house every first friday of the month. Contact me to schedule a visit.

This is where the magic happens.

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xxxo,

Lorna

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Ten days of Powerful Affirmations – Day Nine

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I truly believe in the power of positive thinking, visualisation and using affirmations (repeating of positive words and phrases) to create the spectacular life we all deserve. John and I practice this daily and we can testify to the amazing power of a positive attitude. A website that’s been a great source of teaching for us is The Mind Unleashed. Their article of 6 March 2014 by Josh Richardson about ten life changing affirmation is so inspiring that I just have to share it with you.

I’ll be sharing one affirmation a day with you for ten days. I sincerely hope you will give these affirmations a go and experience how it will change your life.

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“Plain and simple, you have no limits but those you place on yourself. What kind of life do you want? What is stopping you? What barriers are you imposing on yourself? This affirmation will help you address all of the boundaries.” – The Mind Unleashed

poweful affirmation no 9 ability to conquer limitless potential to succeed infinite

 

Ten days of Powerful Affirmations – Day Eight

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I truly believe in the power of positive thinking, visualisation and using affirmations (repeating of positive words and phrases) to create the spectacular life we all deserve. John and I practice this daily and we can testify to the amazing power of a positive attitude. A website that’s been a great source of teaching for us is The Mind Unleashed. Their article of 6 March 2014 by Josh Richardson about ten life changing affirmation is so inspiring that I just have to share it with you.

I’ll be sharing one affirmation a day with you for ten days. I sincerely hope you will give these affirmations a go and experience how it will change your life.

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“To forgive and peacefully detach doesn’t mean you forget what they did, but you are at peace with what they did and the lessons served. Your strength to forgive is what allows you to move forward and your reaction to any experience is independent of what others think of you. You can forgive one thousand people and even if none of them forgive you, there will always be a sense of peace and freedom within you that they will never have until they share that sentiment. Your power to forgive them also instantly changes how they react to you.” – The Mind Unleashed

powerful affirmation no 8 forgive and peacefully detach

 

Ten days of Powerful Affirmations – Day Seven

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I truly believe in the power of positive thinking, visualisation and using affirmations (repeating of positive words and phrases) to create the spectacular life we all deserve. John and I practice this daily and we can testify to the amazing power of a positive attitude. A website that’s been a great source of teaching for us is The Mind Unleashed. Their article of 6 March 2014 by Josh Richardson about ten life changing affirmation is so inspiring that I just have to share it with you.

I’ll be sharing one affirmation a day with you for ten days. I sincerely hope you will give these affirmations a go and experience how it will change your life.

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“This is something that you should tell yourself when you wake up every morning. Every new day offers a fresh start and also makes an impact on others around you. You can make anything of that day that you like because you are the architect of your own life. If you begin your day with a positive thought and feeling it will transform your day into something incredible. Works every time.” – The Mind Unleashed

powerful affirmation no 7 I am the architect of my life

 

Ten days of Powerful Affirmations – Day Six

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I truly believe in the power of positive thinking, visualisation and using affirmations (repeating of positive words and phrases) to create the spectacular life we all deserve. John and I practice this daily and we can testify to the amazing power of a positive attitude. A website that’s been a great source of teaching for us is The Mind Unleashed. Their article of 6 March 2014 by Josh Richardson about ten life changing affirmation is so inspiring that I just have to share it with you.

I’ll be sharing one affirmation a day with you for ten days. I sincerely hope you will give these affirmations a go and experience how it will change your life.

*******

“There are no victims, no accidents and no coincidences EVER. They simply do not exist in this reality as you and others will only attract what you and they are a part of. So know from the bottom of your heart that everything happens for a reason and in perfect synchronicity. You are at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen. Your fears of tomorrow are simply melting away.” – The Mind Unleashed

Powerful Affirmation no 6 Everyting is happening for my ultimate good

 

Delicate Daisy Square pattern

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We can’t have a new Crochet For Kidneys, without a new pattern can we? Part 1 had the Kidney Granny Square, Part 2 had Hexagon In Bloom and now Part 3 has the Delicate Daisy Square.

Delicate Daisy Square crochet pattern

You will need double knit or light worsted acrylic yarn in four shades and a 4 mm crochet hook.

I wrote the pattern in US crochet terms. In UK crochet terms, the SC = DC, HDC = HTR, DC = TR, TR = DTR.

Make an adjustable ring (also known as a magic ring). Ch 1, 16 SC in ring, slip stitch to first chain.

Round 1: Chain 11, slip stitch into same sc, *slip stitch into next SC, chain 11, slip stitch into same SC* repeat 14 more times (16 chain loops). Fasten off yarn.Round 1 of Delicate Daisy pattern

Round 2: Join new colour in chain space of any loop. Ch 1,  *SC in chain space, ch 3*. Repeat from * to * 15 more times. Join with a slip stitch to first chain.

Round 2 of Delicate Daisy patternRound 3. Chain 3 (count as DC), *3 DC in 3 chain space, DC in SC. Repeat from * to end. 64 DC. Join with a slip stitch to top of turning chain.

Round 3 of Delicate Daisy pattern

Round 4: Chain 2 (count as HDC), 2 HDC, 5 SC, 3 HDC, *[1 TR, 2 DC, 3 chain, 2 DC, 1 TR] in same stitch. Corner made. Skip 2 DC, 3 HDC, 5 SC, 3 HDC, skip 2 DC*. Repeat from * to * three more times. Join with a slip stitch to 3rd chain of turning chain. Fasten off.

You can use this method to turn any circle of 64 stitches, into a square shape.

Turn a crochet circle into a square

Round 5: Join new colour to any corner space. Ch 1, *3 SC in corner space, 6 SC, Long SC, SC, Long SC, SC, Long SC, 6 SC.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join with slip stitch to first chain. Fasten off. (Long SC is worked into the DC of round 3).

Round 5 of delicate daisy pattern

Round 6: Join new colour to 2nd SC of the three SC worked in corner space. [Chain 3 (count as DC), 2 DC, 3 chain, 3 DC]. Corner made. *DC in each SC and Long SC along to first SC of the three SC worked in the corner space (19 DC). [3 DC, 3 chain, 3 DC] in corner space.* Repeat from * to * two more times. Fasten off and weave away tail ends.

Delicate Daisy round 5

PLEASE NOTE: The squares in these photos are 13cm. To make the square suitable for the Crochet For Kidneys blanket, they need to be 15cm. If your tension is looser than mine, you may reach 15cm by Round 6. If not, do not fasten off round 6 and work as follows:

Round 7: [Chain 3 (count as DC), 2 DC, 3 chain, 3 DC]. Corner made. *DC in each DC of Round 6, [3 DC, 3 chain, 3 DC] in corner space. * Repeat from * to * two more times. Fasten off and weave away tail ends.

I hope you enjoy making this daisy flower square and that you won’t just use it for the Crochet For Kidneys blankets. These squares will make lovely cushions too! With three colours (plus the white border) the pretty colour combinations are endless!

The pattern is also listed on Ravelry here.

Delicate Daisy square

Ten days of Powerful Affirmations – Day Five

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I truly believe in the power of positive thinking, visualisation and using affirmations (repeating of positive words and phrases) to create the spectacular life we all deserve. John and I practice this daily and we can testify to the amazing power of a positive attitude. A website that’s been a great source of teaching for us is The Mind Unleashed. Their article of 6 March 2014 by Josh Richardson about ten life changing affirmation is so inspiring that I just have to share it with you.

I’ll be sharing one affirmation a day with you for ten days. I sincerely hope you will give these affirmations a go and experience how it will change your life.

*******

“You need to say this to yourself every day. Because this is something that is so important for counseling yourself to stay encouraged. By saying this, you are able to do anything and everything that you put your mind to.” – The Mind Unleashed

Powerful affirmation no 5 I believe I can do everything

 

Ten days of Powerful Affirmations – Day Four

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I truly believe in the power of positive thinking, visualisation and using affirmations (repeating of positive words and phrases) to create the spectacular life we all deserve. John and I practice this daily and we can testify to the amazing power of a positive attitude. A website that’s been a great source of teaching for us is The Mind Unleashed. Their article of 6 March 2014 by Josh Richardson about ten life changing affirmation is so inspiring that I just have to share it with you.

I’ll be sharing one affirmation a day with you for ten days. I sincerely hope you will give these affirmations a go and experience how it will change your life.

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“A healthy body starts with a healthy mind and soul. If either suffers from negative emotions, the others will be affected. The number one cause of health or disease is you. You can also remove and revoke all permission that you have given consciously, subconsciously, to all the ills of the world because you share that pain. You are conquering your illness and defeating it steadily each day.” – The Mind Unleashed

Powerful affirmations no 4 healthy brilliant tranquil

 

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