Monday 27 August 2018

A Soft Place to Land

After the fastest summer in recent memory and an absolutely wonderful week away surrounded by forest and water, I've landed softly at home with one more week of holidays before I head back to work and the girls go back to school.

This week is all about squeezing what is left out of summer, while at the same time getting everything in order for the start of another school year.

Time away from home always gives me a new perspective on what is familiar and normal in my life. I see things more clearly. With more appreciation. And at the same time I am full of energy and eager to make plans.

So here I am - making plans, checking things off the list, getting myself and the family organized,  leaning into what is familiar, readying myself for when things ramp up next week....

But I am well rested and I can breathe all the way to the bottom of my lungs....I've landed softly. 

Happy week, friends.


  1. Hi Rachel!
    I noted on your blog that you made the Harlequin Shawl. I am on Row 5 and can't understand why the second portion of the shawl after you pass the center is not the same as the first portion? I am in a prayer shawl ministry and am about ready to forget this pattern. But on the other hand it is so pretty. I have contacted both the creator of the pattern and yarninspirations, but to no avail. I would be so grateful if you could help me.
    With gratitude,
    Annette Ross

    1. Annette,
      I apologize for taking so long to respond to your comment. I had to go back and re-read my posts about the Harlequin Shawl and in doing so I was reminded of the unpleasantness that was that project. I had a terrible time working on this shawl. I found errors in the pattern as well, and in the end my shawl was too small for me. I gave up on the whole thing, and no longer have my pattern correction notes so I can not direct you there. Did you have better luck?