And just like that, another month has passed and a new season has begun.
My May was filled with stripey leggings and boots, with thrifty finds, with an impromptu trip to Melbourne, with walks through the forest, with frosty mornings and a blazing fire, with cardigan knitting and Mother nature's gorgeous display of autumn leaves, with visits from rellies and lots of coffee, with a new puppy, with walks around the lake, with gifts in the mail and school transitions, with alpacas, with a construction zone kitchen and with lots of leafy green salads.
And of course my May was filled with crocheted motifs.
One motif almost every day in May.
In fact I only skipped two days. One when we spent the day in Melbourne and I was too tired on my return. And one last Sunday when I just couldn't be bothered.
But all up my motif a day in May was great fun.
I loved thinking about my motif over the day and choosing the pattern. I loved diving into my cotton collection. I loved how smart farmer Bren would think I was when I would read him lines of a pattern that sounded like a foreign language to him, but gradually became a fancy square. I loved posting a photo of the completed squares every night on instagram and hearing people's reactions. And I loved watching the pile of motifs grow day by May day.
I still don't know what I'm going to do with them. I think I'll take the next few weeks to sew the ends in and block them and see if they speak to me. If they tell me wall hanging or frames or a blanket. To be honest, I even really like Ellie's dreams of a woman finding a bag filled with my May motifs at the op shop one day. And how that woman would be filled with inspiration and plans for them and at the same time she would think about the woman who took the time to make them; who she was, and where and when.
Being a treasure hunter, I love the idea of someone one day having those same thoughts about me that I have often had myself.
In the mean time most of the details are on my Ravelry project page here.
And as one season and project finishes another begins. I look forward to seeing where winter will take us this year. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
And as a thank you to you guys for traveling along with me and my motifs, for offering encouragement and being generally ace, I would love to give one of you a copy of this fabulous Japanese crochet book.
It is a gorgeous book filled with cute little projects, stunning styling and easy to follow diagrams (so much easier to follow than words I think).
If you would like a chance to win this book just leave a comment telling me something; what you are up to this weekend, your favourite of my motifs, what it is you are making, something that's inspiring you, or anything else that tickles your fancy. I'll draw a winner next week.
Until then, have a fabulous weekend wont you.
ps. Thanks Kate for the extra book. xx