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Sunday, December 1, 2013

What I've been up to lately...

After swimming in seas of laptoplessness and internetlessness for weeks, I finally have a working laptop again and some internet access. Yay !
Now to get back to blogging, is a totally different thing.
But here we are giving it a try.
I feel a bit guilty for not being able to maintain my blog and not being able to keep in contact with all the bloggy friends that I've made. So I apologise for all of that...

So what have I been up to in the past weeks ?

Apart from following college classes, reading books for college, doing work experience and doing homework and assignments, I started a new hobby and went back to an old one.

Being in college can be stressful sometimes so I am certainly happy and pleased that I found these hobbies, that give me the opportunity to relax a little bit.
In college I joined the group 'Knit and natter' which is held during lunch break once a week. I haven't knitted yet but since I was taught crochet as a child I started with that, just trying to get better at it. My ultimate goal would be to be able to make cute animal hats but so far I haven't attempted one yet. I found it an amazing experience to start with crochet. It is such a relaxing activity.
One of my favourite memories is. when I was watching a crochet tutorial on youtube the other day and my two your old had grabbed a ball of yarn and my crochet needle and stood in front of the laptop, pretending to do crochet. So cute !
I'm making a scarf now with some wonderful yarn from Aldi called 'baby yarn' which has a lot of different colours. I stopped it for now, since the children messed up the yarn and I had to cut it .And now it is going to look different unless I find a similar thread to continue, so that's why it is on hold at the moment. I also attempted to make an owl.

At the moment we are doing a project : making quilts in the shape of a christmas tree.
We are sewing them by hand. This is the first time that I made something like this so it didn't come out perfectly but I'm still happy and proud of it. When it is totally finished I will do a seperate post on it.
I enjoyed sewing the little squares together and it really has improved my hand sewing skills.

This year I've been reading a bit about homemaking and proverbs 31 and I wanted to start mending clothes by hand and so this little project has given me some confidence in that.
I mended a pair of trousers today and was really satisfied with the result.

I'm looking forward to learning how to sew with a sewing machine soon.

Apart from starting to be a bit more creative, I've also started reading again.
At the moment I'm reading a book by Joyce Meyer called 'A leader in the making'

It talks about how God looks at our heart attitude and that this needs to be right, before God can use us in a ministry. I'm really blessed by this book. It is so inspiring and has really helped me to change the way I reacted in certain situations. In between, I've read a few other books.
I just finished reading the best seller 'About a girl.' by Lindsey Kelk.

It is a bit of a romantic book about an ordinary girl. I also read it to learn from the writing since as you might know I'm trying to finish writing a book and then get it published one day. I really like the way it is written and that it is unpredictable. She even gave it an open end.  So you have to read the next book to know what is going to happen next. It's the kind of book that is like an escape, especially since the setting is Hawaii. Even though the main character makes choices I wouldn't make myself, she is so very likable that she almost becomes a friend.

Well, that's what I've kind up been upto lately.  I hope to be writing in here more often again.

If you're new here, welcome ! And I hope that you keep coming back to read more.

What have you been doing lately ? Did you start any new hobbies ? I'd love to hear from you.

Blessings and love,

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