"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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wishing You a Lovely Day!

 While sitting with my oldest sister, Carolyn, during her chemo treatments the last few days, I have crocheted a bouquet of hearts [threaded through a paper plate] for her so she can give a heart to some of the folks around us at the infusion center tomorrow as she wishes them a lovely day.

 Using USA terms, I formed a Sliding Circle, I chained three in the circle, then crocheted two triple crochets, three double crochets, chain one, one triple crochet, chain one, three double crochets, three triple crochets and cut the yarn.  I pulled the Sliding Circle closed with the beginning end of yarn and tacked the cut thread into the cleft of the heart using a blunt needle then pulled both ends of yarn away from the heart.

 This past month I found this clever folding heart card at my nephew's bookstore, Not of This World Icons and Books, in Santa Rosa, California, but you can order them on his website as well :-)

Members of our family gathered from Nebraska and Oregon this month at my oldest sister Carolyn's in Sonoma, California, and we worked on family albums, played Yahtzee and Nertz, put together puzzles, and enjoyed meals together.  We have had many lovely days in spite of my sister's illness.

I miss interacting with many of my blogging friends but am reading blogs as I can even if I don't manage to comment and I am wishing all who read this lovely days :-)

Gracie xx


  1. Lovely to see you here Gracie and all the very best to your sister and so lovely of you making those gorgeous hearts.....I know my Mum would have appreciated them when she had treatment. Will keep sending warm love and healing thoughts throughout. Wendy xoxo

  2. Gracie, you and your family have been in my prayers. Love the crochet heart pattern that you have shared. Hope all goes well with your sister's treatment today, take care.

  3. Hi Gracie! Such a wonderful idea to pass out hearts to fellow patients. Bless your own heart for thinking of this and making all of those hearts to brighten someone's day. You are such a blessing to so many people. I hope Carolyn is doing well with her chemo. My sister and BIL Mike are at the hospital getting his infusion right now in Nebraska. Cancer is such an ugly thing. My prayers are with you and your family. Love you much.

  4. Greetings dear Gracie. It's so lovely to hear from you. Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day. Pat 💐💌

  5. Lovely to get some news of you Gracie. Often think of you. Your sister, you and your family are in my prayers. X

  6. I'm so glad to see you blogged, so many of your friends are concerned about you going missing! :-) I was at the pool swimming this afternoon and Mike asked about you. So.. do you know when you'll be coming back to Oregon? I'm glad that you are able to be with your sister during this difficult time. How sweet to make hearts for her to give to fellow chemo patients. Miss you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. What a beautiful idea, a bouquet hearts to give away. You have such a kind heart Gracie and it seems that all your family are just as kind. I can't imagine any of my folk coming together to play and make photo books! Wishing your sister strength for the chemotherapy. xx

  8. Hi Gracie, it's so nice to see you. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I pray all will go well for Carolyn. It's wonderful to see that your family is enjoying time together. Take care and know I'm thinking of you.

  9. I'm glad that your family is pulling together at this time. I know how much easier it is when you have family members around.

  10. Hello Gracie, I am sure that you and the family are a dear comfort to your sister, Carolyn during this difficult time. I will continue to send healing thoughts and prayers her way. The hearts are such a thoughtful gift. Sending hugs xx Karen


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