Hello, how is your day going?
My day here has been fairly productive, with a crafty flavour throughout.
Since my little life restructure earlier in the year where I freed up a lot of time, I have been able to be a lot more creative and put more ideas into reality. The down side of this is I find I am starting lots of different things at the same time, so have now got about 9 projects at various stages of completion!
And I still have a heap of new things I want to start !
No! I must finish some of the stuff I am working on, I seem to have lots of 'works in progress' type posts, and not so many finished 'tadah' moments!
The other thing I am finding with all this daytime, peaceful crafting, is that I have lots of time to think about things in my life, and that is not always a great thing!
We have a great extended family, and we spend lots of good times together, but over the last couple of years one relationship in particular has become quite dysfunctional, and is taking up a lot of emotional energy from the rest of the family.
I am really a pacifist, confrontation is just not my thing, so there is a lot of head shaking and wondering what can be done to improve the situation.
I am thinking a lot about how easy it is for relationships that seem like they will always be there to change into something else entirely.
About how people can change, how actions can be misread and twisted to fit an agenda, how what looks like a molehill to me can look like a mountain to someone else.
How do I comfort other members of the family who are especially
hurt by this relationship breakdown?
How do you explain your views when there is no want to listen?
How do you stay strong in the face of self righteousness and blame?
What would I even say to this person if I did have a face to face?
Do I push on giving the benefit of the doubt, or just call a spade a spade and face the reality that you can't maintain a relationship when it is only wanted by one side. Cut your loses and move on. Easier said than done in a family that used to be tight.
Crochet time gives me plenty of time to mull over this stuff, but it hasn't really given me any answers other than you can never really know what makes other people tick!
I'm sure if I think long enough about this I will come up with a happy ending for all of us, but I am just not sure if the feeling will be reciprocated!
Anyhoo, you don't really want to hear about my family dramas, but sometimes it is good to write things down just to get them out of your head. You know what I mean?
Please feel free to ignore the babble above! I won't go on about this anymore, but it is just something that is on my mind a fair bit at the moment!
Back to the crochet, I have to say I am loving the diamond pattern! I think I have found my quick, user upper of left over yarn pattern, and I have visions of a beautiful harlequin blanket at the end. I tried the hexipuffs for a quick make, but I found the double pointed needles really fiddly and gave up after a few. These diamonds are really easy and quick and are turning out quite lovely. I will post more about these I am sure!
We have started the school holidays today, so I am hoping to get a lot of crafting done over the next couple of weeks and knock a few of my half done projects over.
We are having a quite Easter this year, just mooching around here, so it will be nice to have a bit of chilled out family time.
Have you got plans for the holidays?
Are you making anything fun at the moment?
Anyway, that's probably enough from me tonight!
Have a great Easter break! Don't eat too much chocolate! (is there even such a thing?) :)