Thursday, March 17, 2011


 I finally got some time to work on my shawl yesterday.  I find it interesting that so many people in crochet blog land have been fascinated by these beautiful Japanese crochet flowers these past few months.  Now watching what is going on in Japan, it just makes me even sadder to see all the horrible loss these beautiful people are experiencing.  I'm sure this has been said a million times in every blog out there, it just particularly struck me last night as I was watching CNN and crocheting a flower.  The devastation is too huge to even wrap my mind around.  I have kept quiet about this for a while, because it is easy to put it aside in my mind for a bit, but not for very long.
 I am three flowers away from completing my shawl.  I am thrilled with the beauty of it.  I love the colors and the weight of the cotton yarn.  As I rejoice in this beautiful project I feel so bitter sweet.  I am sitting  in my warm home, crocheting while so many are homeless, they have lost everything. 
So I pray for these amazing people.  I send cooling thoughts to the nuclear plants that are over heating.  I send positive thoughts of health and survival to all those who need it.  I send the rescuers strength to help those in need.  And I send least I can do that.


by Teresa said...

Dear Meredith.. my thoughts exactly. We are warm and dry with our things about us... and to think of those who have lost their homes, and all their worldly things that they love.. it is just heart-breaking. You are so fast on your flowers! I only have 4 done using my alpaca.. but I did have several done using Stylecraft.. but the alpaca won my heart.

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

BRSMaryland said...

It is overwhelming. Life changes in an instant. Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear meltdown - it is too much.
Your flowers are lovely and a nice way to connect mentally, spiritually, with Japan. Your shawl will be great for the upcoming spring and summer.
Stay well, my friend.

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm not sure if the disasters in Japan are more scary or sad. It's hard to grasp such suffering and destruction.