Life Springs forth in one’s youth and Summer nurtures its productivity I can still remember the excitement of turning 6 years old. It meant that I would be going to school to learn to read and write. I didn’t care much for being 13 though, because I felt awkward and out of my depth but … Continue reading My Aging Autumn Years
The lineage of using fiber in our family It has been a joy watching my daughter developing her yarn and fabric crafts the way she has over the years. She started with tatting and lace making and went on to sew, crochet and knit; hence taking after my parents. My mother knitted garments and toys … Continue reading A New Hobby: I am hooked.
I have three projects I want to showcase today. No 1 is finished while No 2 and 3 I am still busy with. (If you want to know what a W.I.P is have a look at W.I.P.s and vulnerability.) 1) Finished W.I.P. Oak leaf printing/painting. This one, I share with you, is part of the … Continue reading W.I.Ps: Printing, Dyeing, Crochet and Pastels.
Thank you for your encouragement.I would like to thank all who visited my blog and followed along in the last year. Some of you I know personally and other's I have met while blogging: it means a lot that you have been there for me. It has been an amazing year for me in terms … Continue reading Thank you
Roses on the roadside in Elgin, by Morag Noffke. Roses, roses, roses.My overwhelming memory of driving through the orchards in Elgin and Grabouw was of all the roses. The rose is one of my favorite flowers and they felt and looked so abundant lining streets. We were on the lookout for a private airfield that … Continue reading Elgin and Grabouw
...Little servings of thoughts coming your way... Dear Friend, Continuing on from this morning The hindrances of one’s mind-setthis is my second thought pattern which needed challenging: "I can’t lose weight": Having tried and failed to lose weight lead me to this mind set. It was an obvious conclusion to make. Right? No. There is … Continue reading Mind-set: I can’t lose weight.
...Little servings of thoughts coming your way... Dear friend, today I continue about how one's mind-set hinders and impacts a healthy lifestyle The key to a healthy body is a good head Somali proverb Our actions start in the head. A mind set is a thought pattern that is developed over … Continue reading The hindrances of one’s mind-set
... get to know your body: loving yourself to health, and the hindrances... Dear friend As I mentioned I would love to encourage you towards a healthy lifestyle. The first key I consider important - is love your Self and your body well. We all have learnt to criticize our bodies when we don’t measure … Continue reading Loving yourself to health, and the hindrances.
Margaretha Bertha van Riet (Margareet Armstrong) Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong. Also known as Joe in South Africa. As I mentioned in one of my last posts that my mother died last year October – 7th October to be exact. I am not going to tell you what an amazing person she was or how I miss … Continue reading How do we grieve?
A section of a personal image, by Morag Noffke. Change... I realize I am facing loss of many things. I wonder if you are too? It is that time of life for me. Wading through heavy stuff. I feel like I am going through a metamorphosis on a grand scale. It is like a slow … Continue reading Monumental Metamorphosis