April 24, 2014

Perspective

When the sun rose this morning the sky greeted it and allowed it to rule over the earth. Suddenly the clouds have come in, as if to remind the sun that its power is limited. The trees are swaying in the wind, a little droopy without the sun to lift their arms to. I'm not sure why the clouds feel they should have such power over everyone, but it almost doesn't seem fair. How do the trees, flowers, and grass beat the clouds in their game?

Maybe by being just as green and colorful as they would have been if the sun was still shining on them.

Regardless, they know time will change things. Those clouds will not be there forever and the sun will return. All the trees need to do is wait. And then it will be them giving shade to the grass and flowers from the ever oppressive sun.

Then they will watch the sky carefully for the cloud which promises relief in the form of drops of water over their leaves, blades, and petals.

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Ah, the blessings turn into curses... or do the curses turn into blessings.

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April 23, 2014

The Janet Cowl

I originally made and sold this Cowl in my Etsy shop. I still love it so very much and thought I would share the pattern with those of you who might have loved the look of it as well.

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{Pattern for flower NOT included}

Use G hook, and whatever yarn you desire. The final width and bulkiness of the cowl will be determined by yarn chosen. Yarn used in picture is Baby Bee Sweet Delight. Use a yarn needle to sew together, and weave ends in.

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Row 1: In 2nd ch from hook {sc, hdc, dc}, * skip 2 ch, in next ch {sc, hdc, dc}; repeat from * across, end with sc in last ch, ch 2, turn
Row 2: 1 dc in sc, * sk 2 st, in sc {sc, hd, dc}; repeat from * across, end with sc in last ch, ch 2, turn
Row 3: 1 dc in sc, * sk 2 st, in sc {sc, hd, dc}; repeat from * across, end with sc in tc, ch 2, turn
Repeat row 3 for pattern.

Continue until piece is approximately 31 inches long.

Finish off but leave a long tail on the last row. Using that tail join the last row to the first row, taking care to keep the pattern consistent.

Weave in ends.

If there are any questions PLEASE leave me a comment or send me an email.

All rights reserved ©2013 Stacey Daze and all content, including patterns, pictures, graphics and text are the property of Stacey Lozano. Do not sell or claim as your own work. Feel free to use this pattern for personal or commercial use.

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April 22, 2014

Brave with words

There are words for our journals. Words for our twitter. Words for our blogs. Sometimes they fall into all three categories. Sometimes just one. Sometimes we can't get them out of our head. But sometimes the words we share, no matter the form, are hard to share. It takes bravery to release them.

Come over to Live-brave.com and read more about those brave words I'm talking about.

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