Three Things Thursday: 6 April 2017

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog [or Twitter account or Facebook page or diary or life in general] with the happy*

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

All this weeks ‘things’ came in a single package from Wild Daffodil, who had sent me an email to ask if I could make use of some crochet squares and yarn… I said I could (no surprise). When it arrived the package was bursting with things to make me smile.

First, ‘bringing new life to yarn‘ – this is the phrase that Wild Daffodil used in her letter to me. She sent me: some autumn shades squares that were going to be a poncho, but 12 years down the line were clearly not going to achieve their original intended purpose; some thicker squares; and some 4-ply yarn that had been her mother’s. I plan to give all this yarny abundance new life by working it up into blankets (or other charity items), most likely for Sixty Million Trebles.

Second, a letter and more. Not only did Wild Daffodil write me a letter on beautiful paper that she bought in a Nepalese temple in 1994, she also included a few extra sheets of the paper for me to use.


a letter and the potential for another letter or two


Third, a crochet seahorse. I do have a copy of Wild Daffodil’s pattern to make these seahorses, but time has not allowed me to complete one yet. However, I now have one made by the designer herself. I’m going to add this to my marine collection (sand dollars from Lisa and a fish from Nana Cathy) which is eventually going to become a mobile.


see – a horse!


So, those are three things making me smile and for which I am grateful this week – and all in one parcel. What has made you happy this week?

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  1. She’s a good sort that Wild Daffodil, no wonder you are smiling. As for me, I have just spotted the teeniest wren in the garden, the sun is shining, and I just put out my Easter decorations and found I had kept a card from Mum pre Alzheimers in which she wishes us Happy Easter. It has pride of place. So glad I kept it safe.
    By the way how is the stinky cheese, do you call it Stinking Snail?


    • I will certainly be calling it stinking snail from now on… perhaps it needs a spiral design on the top.
      We too have a wren in the garden – I can never photograph it, but it always makes me smile to see it.


  2. I love that you are going to make a marine mobile! Your friend has been generous and you are exactly the right person to gift such things to. Believe me if postage wasn’t so exorbitant I’d be sending you a ton of unwanted yarn! This week has made me very happy. I finished my painting, bought some more paint (very cheaply, at an excellent sale) and so was able to afford some new inks too. Happy days! Now I’m off to bed. Goodnight! ❤


  3. This week, I’m smiling because finally the back yard is drying out, because I’ve cleared out a huge jungle of golden cane palm that was blocking the storm drain, and because the Husband came through with the anniversary present, and I have a Sidewinder bobbin winder 🙂 There are loads of other things to be grateful for, of course, like having an undamaged home, the passing of the cyclone and good planning by the council resulting in less damage, loss of property and power outage than might otherwise be expected.


  4. Laurie Graves

     /  April 6, 2017

    Love this!!!!


  5. My, oh my!!!! I have just returned from a splendidly bonkers, technology free holiday and am catching up with things online. I’m THRILLED beyond words that my parcel gave you such smiles, thank you so much for sharing how the parcel landed with you. You definitely are the perfect person to make good use of poor, almost forgotten yarn – hurray for industrious Snails!!! ❤
    I'm smiling from ear to ear – love the way these smiles bounce around hither, thither and yon!!!


  6. I love that seahorse! How charming.



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