Had a very quiet, reflective day yesterday, remembering my Nanna in the everyday things and trying to set aside recent comments and conversations. Apologies for being a bit morose lately, I hope I am coming up the other side of my dip, but I know I have something coming up in the next few days which is likely to set me back again, which makes me a bit fearful.
Oddly, or maybe not so oddly, one of my sets of Bible Readings lately has been all about "Handling Criticism the Right Way". I get these by email from The UCB, called Word for Today, and it is a very short word of Scripture, and some commentary. The last one in of which was "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:31, so I am trying to hold fast to this to keep the fear at bay.
However, I spent yesterday trying to restore my equilibrium with a spot of Crochet. I sat with my Beginners book and a scrappy ball of blue wool and tried to teach myself a few different things.
First I had a go at some half treble crochet stitches and then some popcorn stitches.
Then I thought I would try some Filet work. I know it doesn't look so good in this wool, but it was just a tester.
After that I had a go at doing a scallopy (?) edging.
and finally I went for broke and tried out a motif.
I think there is a mistake in it as I felt I had to fudge one of the joins, but I can't see now myself, so hopefully if I was doing this for real no-one would notice. This was my first attempt at following a chart and I must say I actually found it more difficult than following the gobbledegook abbreviations. I never thought that would be the case, strange!
Today I really must finish some more cards for the Church Jubilee Fair tomorrow, make a birthday card for my Mum, and get the Sons washing done to go away to their Grandparents for half term. So I might be back later to let you know how I got on.
Have a good day.