I must say, the weather matches my mood. I've been sad ever since last week as we watched, late at night, the live coverage of the earthquake and tsunami happening in Japan. The images of this tragedy have not been far from my mind since then and when I wake up at night I think of how warm and safe I am in my bed and how so many people in Japan are displaced from their homes, how it's cold there, how they have no electricity, and food and fresh water are scarce if not completely missing. I'm so sorry and sad for those people who are suffering now and for those who lost their lives and for those who survived but lost their loved ones, their homes and all the treasures of their lives that we take for granted, photos, pets and everything. ::sigh::
And through this I have kept myself busy with life and family and crocheting too. Above are 3 of my flowers that I'm making using Drops Alpaca. Goodness this is soft and makes a sweet blossom - I intend to use them for a shawl/scarf/collar.. something.
And today it's pouring down rain and we just saw a flash of lightening and heard the loudest, longest blast of thunder I've ever heard here. I am getting the feeling that Mother Nature is displeased.
Looking out our family room window towards the barn... wet.. rain.. dark..
The pellet stove is humming away keeping us warm and cheered.
Yesterday a package arrived, I won a "Give-Away" from the sweet, generous and lovely Clara from Clara's Crochet Room. It's a WONDERFUL denim bag pieced together and it's lined with pretty fabric - don't you adore the way the jean's pockets make the pockets on the outside? She also tucked some fabric and buttons inside. Thank you so much, Clara - you are a lovely person and I'm so glad we're friends.
Speaking of give-aways - as soon as I get 100 followers I am going to have a give-away too. I will be giving the gift of a pair of my earrings - you can see them on my Etsy shop.
We'll be donating funds to the relief effort in Japan and I hope you are all able to help in some way too. Let's all just take some time today to look about, count our blessings, appreciate what we have and send good thoughts to our brothers and sisters over the sea.
Thank you for visiting and I treasure you all. ((hugs)) Teresa