Three Things Thursday: 23 February 2017

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

Inspired by Emily of Nerd in the Brain here are my Three Things Thursday…

First, being safe and warm. We are currently experiencing Storm Doris – heavy rain yesterday and now really strong winds. It’s at times like this that I appreciate having a home. It’s also at times like this I think of all those refugees who, through no fault of their own, don’t have a place to feel safe and be sheltered from all that the world throws at them. And so I continue to make blankets to provide a little bit of warmth and a token to show that other people care; here’s the latest:

Another blanket for 60 Million Trebles

Another blanket for 60 Million Trebles

Second, new skills. I have been focusing on getting to grips with my overlocker this past week. Using it is not quite the same as using a normal sewing machine, but they say that as we get older it’s good for our brains to learn new things. I’m very happy to say that I’m finally getting more comfortable using it (the overlocker, not my brain) and that I can rethread it without too much trouble now.

It's all starting to make sense

It’s all starting to make sense

Third, seedlings again. I am being very restrained sowing seeds so far this year, but the peppers, chillies and tomatoes that I planted a couple of weeks ago are coming through and the tomatoes will need potting up from their tiny modules this weekend. I just love the promise of abundance.

All that potential

All that potential

So, those are three things making me smile this week – what about you?

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  1. Ann Owen

     /  February 23, 2017

    I managed to be back just in time to save my chilli seedlings! Happy about that!

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  2. Stay safe and warm… I’m grateful that my denim crochet project is finished; my hands were complaining! I’m grateful that I have the caravan half packed, with the rest to do tomorrow. And I’m grateful that we’re hitting the road north on Saturday, with the prospect of a week of enjoying familiar landscapes and a campsite we know and love, great fresh local produce and a few great meals I didn’t have to cook!

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  3. I’m loving all of those cute little seedlings!

    I don’t even know what an overlocker is, but I’m so happy that you’re learning to use one…and that you seem comfortable with the use of your brain. 😀

    I hope you stay nice and safe in the storm!

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  4. Laurie Graves

     /  February 23, 2017

    So true about the refugees, and such a warm blanket you are making for somebody! Hope the storm isn’t too bad for you. In Maine, we always have to worry about a power outage when we have a bad storm. May you keep yours!

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  5. Ann

     /  February 23, 2017

    Yes, thankful here too that we are warm and safe. Our pepper seedlings are getting ready for bigger pots too.

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  6. An abundance of Chilies you say? Next-day air those bad boys my way 😀

    I love homemade Chili that is actually made from fresh grown chilies! Oh, I’ll need some of those tomatoes too, lol.

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  7. You have a great list of things to be grateful for. A safe home is always on the top of my list. Learning to re-thread the serger is quite a big deal. Mine always still challenges me. I have to go in there and do it again this week to change the thread so I can repair some clothing. I’m grateful to have it.

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  8. I also always feel grateful for the secure life I have. Your crocheted rug will be a welcome treat for someone. And your little seedlings will be very welcome for you and Mr Snail in a few months time.

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  9. Oh yes, Doris made me very grateful to have a roof over my head when she stormed through the other night! I’m also happy to have a shared day off with Elusive Boyfriend today – it’s a pretty rare thing! Here’s wishing you a fun weekend of crocheting and overlocking 😀

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  10. I cant wait for my turn by doing seedling…😊 but this week i have to start as because of weather i couldn’t make it before. Happy gardening 👌👍💐☺️

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