Monday, 27 August 2018

Of domestic bliss

Domestic bliss is how I would call my life at the moment. I feel protected and sheltered in the 4 walls of my new built house and I happily take care of my family's everyday needs. I cook for them, I tidy and beautify the rooms as inspiration drives me, I  take good care of my few plants, I am present when family talks to me, I read the Scriptures for guidance and inspiration, I pray and try to be the best version of myself. It's not a self imposed isolation out of fear for the outside world. I just relax and enjoy simple everyday things under the presense of God. I ask for His help, I keep His word in my mind when I do simple mundane tasks I give thanks and I rejoice in the warmth, hope and security I feel in my heart.
A couple of times per week I visit the super market and the local shops, the farmers market everyWednesday and I often go to church ( very close to my house) for Vespers, on Sunday,too. Husband works long hours,middle son helps him most of the day and then hangs out with friends( age 17). The older son (19)is in the army and will be for about 5 months more. The young lady (15)is mostly busy being a teenager but also helps and tries to behave most of the times.
My sister in law her daughter and my father in law live next door and are present in our life daily sort of an extended family. 
I fully enjoy this period partly because I know that the balance I have now will be disrupted when the school starts and I have to go back to work. It will then be some uphiveal before things settle down again but in a different more autumnal way.

However, I manage to squeeze a bit of crochet time in the busy domestic bliss sschedule. Most times the little time I spend just makes me hungry for more. I am busy putting together a couple of pillows for my new couch. It's not very Scandinavian style this overflow of colors but it will fit in nicely.

The crochet flowers is an old project but I grabbed the chance to photograph and the unfinished circles will be table coasters ...soonish. I found the tutorial for the ripple pillow case in one of my favorite crochet blogs Attic24 and it's a pure delight to choose and mix the color sequence to my desire! I feel like a painter! I love how all of those projects come nicely together although made at different times.

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Speaking of different times, this is how I have put the crochet flowers in good use a few years ago!

      I leave you with a few photos my girl took. She has a soft spot for photographing objects! And the quote that speaks to her teenage heart is a good one to have in mind when things don't go according to our will!!!


  1. lovely things you are making! It's nice to have some time to enjoy being home! I am happy for the moments of peace you have!

  2. I love your crochet designs and colors!