hello monday

 Short, sweet and to the point:

YARN MENDS THE HEART

Sitting, inspired by Marie Swanepoel’s winning comment, I thought about all the ways I could translate the words into a pretty picture.

I cleared my painting-crafting-sewing-studying table (yes, I have an all-in-one kind of workspace), pulled my good craft paper and lekker ‘tiger cerise’ yarn closer and opened my white gouache paint tube … and made this free PDF for you.

Hope you like it

Creating and making things often come with a lot of self-criticism, but remember “life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful’ …and you can replace ‘life’ with almost any other word and it’s still true!

This is why Marie’s comment was so real for me.

Sitting with our wool, making something small, special or silly, we are giving ourselves time to think about life and loving. Frogging our work and starting over, learning from where we went wrong … frogging it again, and starting over.

This is how yarn mends the heart. Slowly but surely, we just need to keep on trying.

yarn mends the heart

Thank you to I LOVE YARN for being part of our giveaway and sponsoring such a beautiful wool hamper! You are one lucky lady Marie!

VISIT THE BLOG TOMORROW FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY…

 love elsbeth

 

PS I only learnt what frogging means the other day from Cornel…it means you are ripping out all your stitches to start again, and it definitely sounds like a frog to me!

PPS REMEMBER TO SHARE A PHOTO OF YOUR PRINTABLE WITH US ON INSTAGRAM at #hellohartco


 (original post 18 August 2014)