Friday, 23 September 2016

Five On Friday

Hello Five on Fridayers!

Lovely to see you all.  Thank you for bearing with me last week even though I didn't post.  I do appreciate it.

The reason that I didn't post was because we have been away for a few days.  We had booked a holiday before all of the recent events happened and felt that it was important to still go away as we needed a break and change of scene.  I will share more about it in due course.  We had a good time and the weather was good, even though our minds were otherwise occupied.

Normally I schedule a post if I am going to be away for Five On Friday, but I had also been sick for a couple of weeks before we went so with that and everything else that has been going on I just had to let things slide last week.  I am on the mend now, but need to have some dental work done which isn't going to be fun.  Needs to be done though, but I am not looking forward to it.

As for things with Man, well we will know more by the end of next week.  The best that I can say is that he is so so.  He certainly isn't good, could be worse I suppose because things could quite often be worse, but it isn't looking good for him and I can't see that it could be much worse for the long term future.  I won't say more right now though, I will wait until we have more information.

That is all I have to share right now really.  I will tell you more about the holiday as and when as I said already.  Otherwise it is all really rather too emotional to contemplate really.

What I really want to say is thank you so much for bearing with me and for all of your kind thoughts, and prayers especially and little messages in your other comments.  I am humbled by your kindness and generosity of spirit and thankful for you all.  I can't say much else otherwise I will sob, but thank you thank you thank you.

Having said all of that, I do have some things to share this week.  Five of them in fact so that this is indeed a Five On Friday post.  Here we go.

These are all crochet related - what else did you expect!  Despite all that has been going on I have been crocheting when I can, in the car, when waiting for things and recently while travelling.  I haven't done a lot, but these are five things which are in progress or just completed.  All are, or will be scarves or shawls of some sort and are all my own patterns/designs and I will have more forthcoming about these in due course.

For now, just enjoy the pictures!






Oh, and there is a sneaky sixth!  These pumpkins which were made by loom knitting.  I still have to get the hang of it properly, but I like these in the meantime.


Sorry it isn't more exciting, I don't have much else to share right now.

Thank you for joining in, for linking your posts, for your comments and for doing the most important thing of going to visit and comment on the posts of other participants!  We all appreciate it.

Hope that you have a great weekend, whatever you are doing and that the weather is good to you.  Have fun and tell your loved ones that you love them.

Amy

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68 comments:

  1. Glad you managed to get away physically even if mentality you were both occupied. Change is important hope you were able to 'breathe' you have quite a lot of Wips on the go. Brilliant. I especially love the last shawl/scarf. Very intrigued to see that one. Looks absolutely stunning Amy

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    1. Thank you, it was good to get away and have a change of scene if nothing else. I will be sharing all of these projects eventually so more to come! xx

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  2. Morning Amy, I'm glad to hear that you managed a few days away and hopefully we're able to relax a little. I look forward to hearing about your trip soon. Your hands were certainly not resting it seems and I'm intrigued by your projects, the pumpkins especially!
    bon weekend
    Maggie

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    1. Thank you Maggie. I will sort the photos and share as soon as I can! Glad you like the pumpkins. xx

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  3. Dear Amy,
    It is so good to hear from you! You and yours continue to be in my thoughts with love. In the midst of all you are feeling and doing, thank you so much for hostessing so beautifully, and for tantalizing my curiosity with your lovely yarny photos! I am very interested to know more about your creations and your holiday when you are able to post in the future. I'm praying you will be well and that you will receive excellent and compassionate dental care. xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind thoughts. So very kind of you. xx

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  4. So pleased to hear you've been away, hope you had a great time. You've shown us some interesting crochet and colours there, looking to seeing more later. x

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    1. Thank you, hope you enjoy seeing more of the crochet! xx

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  5. You really don't need to apologise for real life getting in the way. It happens,and I'm sure everyone here understands that.

    Meanwhile, photo five is gorgeous and I might just see if I can work out how to do that. Not sure what I'd make with it - but I'll have a go.

    And don't worry about the dentistry. I had loads of work done about five years ago (it was that or dentures......) and none of it was anything like as bad as I thought it was going to be. Dentists are so much better than they were when we were kids. (((((hugs)))))

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    1. You are right, the dentist was so much better than anyone I have ever had before - she was a new one - so I hope that it will not be too too terrible. xx

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  6. Glad you managed to get a break and had a good time and lots of crocheting by the looks of it. LOVE the colours of the yarn in the first two photos. Hope all goes well at the dentist... HA is right, they are so much better now.x

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    1. Thank you Fiona. I will be sharing more in due course! xx

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  7. Glad you went away for a much needed rest, Amy. I've enjoyed seeing the different crocheting stitches for your projects especially as I've only mastered two with my Granny squares so far! Lovely colourways you've chosen on the second and third examples. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I hope that you will soon be able to have more time for yourself to pick up your crochet again. It is very relaxing in times when you need to be occupied. xx

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  8. I'm so glad you decided to still go away and I hope you managed some time to relax. I'm looking forward to seeing your makes. You have chosen some beautiful Autumn inspired colours x

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  9. Pleased you were able to go away for a few days and give yourselves some time to think and just be somewhere different. Sorry to read that you had been ill and now have to have dental work too. I hope all will be well with your health. The colours in your crochet are lovely:)

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes Rosie. I should know more next week on lots of fronts so perhaps things will look up! xx

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  10. Hello,Amy.
    I really understand and glad you managed to get a rest. Lovely knitting mixed with some pretty colors.Thank you for hosting Five and Friday. I am pleased to join you again. Happy Friday to you!

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    1. Thank you Tomoko. Thank you for joining in again. xx

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  11. Hi Amy. As HA says, there is no need to apologise for real life getting in the way. I'm sure we'd all like to spend more time dipping into blogs than we do, but I can't even when life is relatively 'normal' - whatever that is! But I'm sorry I'm behind on your news and would just say hang on to all that's good, particularly family and friends, and know that everyone of good heart that knows you will have you in their thoughts and/or prayers at least once a day! As you know, 'ABAB' doesn't do creative things like crochet etc, but I certainly admire the talent - and the superb photos. You take care of yourself - OK?

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    1. Thank you for the understanding Mike! I will take care of myself, you do the same!

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  12. Sorry you've been poorly but glad you got a break away xx

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  13. Glad you went ahead and had a break, Amy. Hope things improve with Man.
    Your crochet work is fabulous and perfect for fall!
    Happy weekend ahead!

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    1. Thank you on all fronts for your good wishes Christine. Hope you have a good weekend too. xx

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  14. hope you enjoyed your break with family and beautiful weather .these designs are so catchy .you are very good on this dear

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  15. Sure hope your enjoyed your break. Love seeing your crochet and all the lovely colors. Crochet is relaxing for me ... hope it is the same for you. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I find it relaxing too, I am glad you do as well! xx

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  16. Glad to see you back, Amy. I'm glad you had a good time on your much-needed break and hope the dentist work goes okay. I hate the dentist.

    Your crochet is beautiful - wonderful pictures! Looks like you've been busy.

    Hope you have a great week and hope things improve with Man

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    1. Thank you Sharon. You are not the only one who hates the dentist! I can't imagine anyone liking it! xx

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  17. Love all the crochet pictures! Makes me want to pull out one of the many crocheted blankets my mom made and curl up under one of them. Well, it would if it weren't almost 90 degrees out around here. Hope things get better for you and you have a nice weekend.

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    1. Sounds as though it is a bit warm for blankets, I hope that it cools down for you so that you can enjoy some snuggling!

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  18. I love the pumpkins. Perfect autumn project. Jx

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  19. Fabulous crochet Amy. You have been busy as ever. Glad to hear that you have been away for a few days. Just what you needed x

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    1. Thank you. You might recognise where we have been when I share. Didn't make it to the watermill though sadly - she says cryptically! xx

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  20. Glad you stuck to the plan and went away for a break. Looking forward to hearing about your time. It's hard when things go downhill with our elderly friends and relatives. I hope for the best. I'm busy today getting ready to take off tomorrow for a week. Hope I can get around to visit fivers before I go. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Thank you Ellen. I hope that you have a good time away and a good weekend too. Enjoy yourself! xx

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  21. Thrilled you were able to get away for a well deserved break. I am sorry I haven't joined in yet again but I have family visiting and I don't like to join in unless I can visit everyone. Take care.

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    1. Don't worry, you are the most wonderful five on Friday participant ever and so generous with your visits, you don't have to visit everyone, but I am sure that everyone appreciates that you do! So kind of you. Have fun with your family. xx

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  22. I always enjoy looking at your crochet projects and these are no exception. Hope you enjoyed your break despite everything you have going on in your life at the moment. Please know that I think about you often and hope that you can find time to relax in between everything else. xx

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    1. Thank you Jan. Your crochet is always beautiful too and I enjoy looking at yours as well. Thank you for the good wishes, so appreciated. xx

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  23. Amy, I love your crochet!
    I hope things calm down for you very soon.

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    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts and comments. xx

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  24. So glad to hear you have managed to have a break Amy and hope you feel a little more rested now despite being unwell. I love the colours of your crochet projects and look forward to seeing more of them. Take good care of yourself and try to rest as much as possible.

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    1. Thank you Annie. Will try and take care of ourselves too! Glad you like the crochet. xx

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  25. Intriguing snippets of your crochet, looking forward to seeing more. Glad you managed to get away for a break, I'm sure it will have done you good.

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    1. Thank you Jo, I will be sharing more of the crochet in due course! xx

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  26. I just love the colors and textures of crochet and yarn! I can't wait to master that craft one day. ;) In the meantime I sure enjoy yours!!

    Praying for you all and sending you best wishes for things to improve Sweetie - and may God give you all extra strength in the meant time. Blessings Hon! xoxo

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes and kind thoughts, so much appreciated my friend. xx

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  27. I'm glad you took your vacation, I hope it was at a pretty place. Good for you to get lots of crochet done.. all I'm doing now is knitting a dishcloth out of soft natural cotton. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. It was a lovely place to vacation thank you Teresa. Enjoy your knitting! xx

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  28. Gosh those pumpkins are FAB! Love them! Hope you are feeling better xxx

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  29. There is something so satisfying about seeing color and texture...those pumpkins are cute! Hope that all goes better than you even dare hope for. Prayer changes things.

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    1. Thank you Vee, it is hard to know whether to hope for the best or the worst because they each have their upsides and downsides! What will be will be, as you say, it is all down to prayer really. xx

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  30. Such great photos of crochet closeups! I hope and pray that you will have strength to face the challenges of each day.

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    1. Thank you so much Lorrie for your good thoughts. xx

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  31. Nice intricate crochet work, it looks very interesting to me and I'mm looking forward to seeing finished products. I'm glad you have a sneaky sixth in your post because when i finished mine I discovered I had one as well :)
    Hoping things continue to improve for you and yours.

    Diana

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    1. A sneaky sixth is a good thing sometimes in a five on Friday post isn't it! Thank you for the good wishes Diana. xx

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  32. Hope you are feeling better Amy and that you are taking a break every now and again from all the family stress.
    Meredith

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    1. Ah, well, as you can imagine that would actually be a no! We are trying to though. I think that once this week is done with things will be a lot clearer in many ways so hopefully that will help. xx

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  33. A break away sounds like just what you needed. I am loving all the different shades of yarn and those pumpkins are the perfect autumnal addition to the home.
    Lisa x

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  34. I love love love those pumpkins, they are fabulous. All your colours are very autumnal Amy. I'm glad you got away, I hope you get some good news this week xx

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    1. Thank you Lisa, not sure it is going to be good news, but it will be news so that will be good if you know what I mean! Glad you like the pumpkins because I have more photos to share! xx

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