a zen moment .. 1

our favourite blanket ..

our favourite blanket ..

my niece, andrea, made this blanket for frank and me .. a christmas gift from three or four ago .. isn’t it beautifull .. we love it .. the colours .. the geometric design .. the accumulation of squares .. we use this blanket from autumn to spring .. it goes on as the weather cools .. and stays on until it warms up again .. this blanket surrounds us with warmth .. and comfort .. and love .. we’re blessed to have this blanket .. we’re so gratefull for it ..

usually .. when i make the bed i throw the blanket on top .. straighten the sides .. the ends .. check the finished product .. turn around .. and walk into my day ..

however .. every now and again i have what i think of as zen moments ..

had one this morning .. made the bed .. straightened out the sheets .. the quilt .. put the pillows in place .. reached for the blanket .. threw it on the bed .. and .. instead of just pulling it this way and that .. i looked at it .. saw the pattern in it .. and started straightening all the squares .. aligned each one .. up and down .. and across ..


as i carried on .. meticulously touching each square .. straightening the lines to their original shape .. i thought of andrea as she was making this blanket .. thinking of the gift she was making us .. choosing colours .. considering the pattern .. then patiently knitting all those many squares to the same size .. placing the finished squares into the chosen pattern .. then stitching them all together .. finally folding the blanket up .. sending it off to us .. with love ..

you might be able to tell .. from the photo .. and the babbling of these after thoughts .. that this was a zen moment for me .. playing with knitted squares .. mindfully pulling and teasing the stretched fabric .. back into square shapes .. or .. diamonds .. as in the photo above ..

it actually took a few concentrated .. mindfull .. zen moments ..

so enjoyable ..

thanks, darling andrea ..




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