Well, yesterday was really a special day. First, it was Women's Day. Women's Day is celebrated in South Africa on August 9. There is history ( her-story ) behind this date. In 1956, 20 000 women walked to The Union Buildings ( which is where our country is administered from...you know, where the big guns live ) to peacefully protest the Pass system. This is still an important public holiday in South Africa and women from all over this country find ways to celebrate it. You don't need to look far to see exactly how I celebrate any free time.
My husband was at home for the day. The weather was LOVELY! Perfect in fact. I had in mind a day of unadulterated hooky but no. By 10am we were showered, dressed and breakfasted and on our way out to enjoy the day starting off at our * top secret* coffee shop, who serve my favourite pecan nut cookies ( I ate four... and they are HUGE ), also, the best coffee this side of the equator. After which , filled to bursting we trundled along the catwalk between Muizenburg and Kalk Bay, jumping off the path every now and again to collect a pretty shell, or pebble. My husband's eyes are incredibly good. He always picks up or spots the best treasures! But nevermind about all that! More importantly!! I finished my Frida's Flowers CAL! Typically late, because I kept getting involved with hooky on the side. But yes, it's all done and dusted. And then, well I was SO PLEASED with my efforts of four months, I really wanted to post it somewhere, anywhere...you know those "look at what I've made! ". moments! So I posted one pic to The Official CCC Social Group. My, let me say one thing, those Ladies are so generous with their compliments boy, I was hot all over with the pleased-as-punch blushing! Wow, I can learn a thing or two from them about how to make a gal feel FANTASTIC! If any of you lovely Ladies are reading this then know, YOU MADE MY YEAR!! Thank you!
Here I have it pinned to my bed because we replaced all our carpets in the house with stone tiles. Now I don't have anywhere big enough to block larger projects. This worked fine. I made sure to count the pins though! :D
Thank you to the crochet fairies who always whisper encouraging words into my ear when I feel I just can't hook another stitch! Isn't it just the best feeling to finish off a project and be well pleased with it too?
Hope wherever you are in the world that you always find ample time to play hooky!