Dunster at twilight

Lovely Husband (LH) and I walked around Dunster Castle grounds and Dunster village late yesterday afternoon as it was getting dark. I used my phone to capture the following pictures which are by no means brilliant but still give a flavour of what it is like.

 

 

 

A timely gift…the reverberation of kindness

I received kindness this morning. It came all the way from my blogging friend in Ireland, Kat. You can find KatΒ here at Cats and Threads .

The story… I wrote a post a while back about a dishcloth I made with a yarn I found I disliked when I started using it. Kat showed an interest in the yarn so it seemed the perfect answer was to send her the yarn with a Christmas card. Kat, forgetting it was arriving had a lovely surprise as it arrived on a day that such a gift was needed.

I’m sure you have had such a thing happen to you on ‘one of those days’.

And so it was for me today. This morning I was still cloaked in the sadness of last night. Such things linger with me. Your lovely comments did help, thank you πŸ™‚Β  Β I prayed about it. I keep my faith so close to me that I forget to share it.

When Kat asked for my address I thought it would be to send a thank you.Β The post arrived…

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…bringing sunshine and kindness to my heart β€πŸ’›πŸ’œ

Thank you so much dear Kat. I shall save the Christmassy dishcloth to use on Christmas day and the beautiful crocheted snowflake is about to be put on our driftwood tree.

We do acts of kindness without even thinking of it as such much of the time.

A kindness doesn’t stay as one single little act. A kindness grows in someone’s heart like ripples when a pebble is thrown into water.

I’m grateful and my sadness has dissipated. God bless.

How to turn falling snow on (or off) your WordPress blog

This is helpful if you don’t want or do want snow on your blog. I’m avoiding all snowflake blogs for the duration due to sensory processing order that is associated with my autism. Thanks to BlogPad Pro for enlightening me on this subject.

I’ve just found the setting for mine, (I didn’t know my blog had one), and ensured it’s switched to off.

BlogPad Pro

It’s that time of year once again, where we’re all starting to feel some festive cheer, and you might have noticed falling snow appearing on some of your favourite WordPress.com blogs

Are you wondering how to turn this option on?

Go to your online dashboard > Settings > General

Scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see β€œShow falling snow on my blog until January 4th” – simply check the box to turn on some festive falling snow.

Falling snow on WordPress

If you’ve suddenly discovered falling snow on your blog (maybe you turned this option on last year), simply uncheck the button to turn off.

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A yarny update

Hello lovely followers and visitors πŸ‘‹

I continue with crafty business and today I bring you a few pictures.

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Your memory is probably heaps better than mine but if you are like me then this next image is a reminder of what it looked like when I first brought this yummy fibre home from StitchFest… bottom middle left…

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It’s an alpaca/merino/silk blend from Fleece Witch. It was very slightly felted in places which caused my fingers and thumbs to strain a bit; something that I try to avoid due to arthritis. It’s a beautiful yarn and I’m very pleased with it. From 100 grams I managed to spin a plied yarn of 515.80 metres with about 18 wraps per inch. I think I shall use it as a weft yarn to weave a shawl.

Currently on the wheel I am spinning baby alpaca (bottom left in photo above). It is sheer bliss to spin. I have 200 grams of it, enough I hope to knit or crochet or weave a shawl.

I’m surprised I’m still spinning so much. I’m a ‘seasonal’ artist/crafter so usually I would have moved on to something else by now. Maybe it’s because I’m also weaving, crocheting and knitting a bit which is keeping my spinning drive going.

Yesterday I knitted a couple of Bekki’s Christmas sacks from her newly released pattern book. I haven’t knitted in fair-isle or intarsia for years so I’m very pleased my brain is now able to engage with a pattern. The two patterns I’ve followed this far are well written and easy to follow.

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I plan to knit more 😁 πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ˜€ Aren’t they cute?

If you are interested you can find out more atΒ https://thedartmooryarncompany.com/?s=Pattern

I think that’s all for now.

Sending love and wishing you all a happy day/ evening/night wherever you are in the world

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