"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Designing Days

This is close to the way the pattern I chose to follow should look.

But I decided I would prefer my blanket to be denser, so I made up this square.
I am having fun :)

Out of the many times I noted that I felt cheerful this week, the following are my reasons to be cheerful that I recorded in my journal :)
Have you started jotting down your reasons to be cheerful? It is never too late to start and if you share some of your reasons to feel cheerful, you just might cheer someone else...
<3 :) :) <3


  1. It looks as though you have had a lot of reasons to be cheerful this week. I like your granny square. I'll be intrigued to see what it looks like when they are sewn together.

  2. Lovely reasons for being cheerful Grace. I haven't started to write any down but you have inspired me to think about some when I am feeling down thankyou. I am looking forward to seeing you blanket when you start putting the squares together. Anne x

  3. You have certainly had reasons to be cheerful this week...I would have loved to have seen the flash mob performance of Ode to Joy! What fun!
    Hope the rest of your week continues to bring you good cheer x x

    1. Sarah, on line I watched the flash mob from a link a friend sent me.

      It is on YouTube May 2012 Ode to Joy. I tried to copy the link here for you, but can't :(

    2. Gracie,
      Go to youtube, find the video, click on share underneath the video, click on embed and a bunch of gibberish shows up in a box.
      Copy the gibberish and paste it where you want it in your blog! Ta-da!

    3. Very nice squares, Gracie. As always, I enjoy your journal on reasons to be cheerful.
      I hope you can understand my instructions for entering a youtube video into your post.
      I also have given instructions in one of my blogs, the one with elephants and video clips.
      I had to figure it out myself, but finally got it.

  4. Very nice reasons to be cheerful..can't wait to see the finished blanket and I love the way your block looks!!

  5. Hey!

    I am llllloooovvvving the blanket! Very much so.

    Thank you for sharing it with me! I love reading each of your posts Gracie!

    Kate xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. Love how your squares are shaping up, I also look forward to seeing what they look like put together. I looks like a patchwork design! My reason to be cheerful today - our grandsons will be arriving at noon for us to watch them for a while. Hope to see you soon! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. really creative square, I can't wait to see several of them put together. I am Thankful to be near the end of the day, reading blogs I love before popping into bed.

  8. I like how your square is shaping up. The blanket is sure to be gorgeous. You inspire me whenever I read your reasons to be cheerful. What a blessing you have become to me and we have never even met!

  9. I just love your journal entries, Gracie. I love them so much. Your 'reasons to be cheerful' just make me happy.

  10. What a lovely post, I like your squares and reading your reasons to be cheerful.


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