Big Changes!

Over the last week or so I have made some big changes and big decisions.  These include a lot of thought about my fears and my future.

Some big changes are always a little difficult I think especially if you have to make the final decision yourself.  As many of you probably know I own Peggy’s Collection which is a UK based knitwear company and I design knitting patterns too.  I also own Peggy’s Yarns which I hand dyed yarns and sold various knitting accessories.

I am afraid one of my big decisions was to close Peggy’s Yarns.   The main reason for this is because I want to concentrate on my design work and it just simply was not making enough money to continue.

I would like to thank all my supporters through Peggy’s Yarns though and I have made some great friends through it.  I will still very much be on the knitting scene just not with my own yarns.  In a way it makes me quite excited to try other people’s yarns and use them in my designs.

I have also decided to start a counselling course.  A few years ago while I was doing my law degree I studied psychology.  I have a diploma in this and I loved the work very much.  So I have plunged into the world of assignments and studying once again.

I believe this will be a rewarding career for me as it will help others as well as enriching my life too.

I will be carrying on with this blog featuring motivational posts, beauty, knitting and my life in general.  So I hope you will all continue to follow my blog and enjoy it.

Sorry if I have rambled a little on this blog post but I had lots to tell you all.

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Be grateful

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I think this is something we all need to do in life. Being grateful for the things we have is a simple thing yet we do sometimes take them for granted.

Family and friends are so important and something we should always feel grateful for. I moved back to norfolk around 6 years ago and my family helped me so much. For this and so many other things they have done I will always be grateful.

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The above quote is so true. We are always looking to better ourselves and get the latest gadget or have more than we do. But if we were grateful for the things we already have including people and love I’m sure we would all see how rich we truly are.

I have been writing down each day the things I am grateful for. Sounds a little crazy! But it really does work.  When you are grateful for the things you have and the moments you are grateful for it makes you realise what a great life you have. It also opens up lots more opportunities to you.

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If you want any changes in your life you need to do as the above quote says. If you continue doing the same things then you will get the same results.

I could go into so much detail with this blog post but don’t want to make it too long. If you like these kind of posts please comment and I will write some more 🙂

Beauty comes from within

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I think we all worry at some time about how we look and self image. When I was younger my friend had blonde curly hair and I had dark straight hair. So I decided to dye bits of it blonde which looked awful lol I was scared of going to school but when I did everyone said how great it looked!

I think no matter how you look you will always look for and think there are ways to improve your looks.

I think we should take the advice of the picture above. The older I get the more less worried I become about how I look. Remember beauty comes from within.

Ask for what you want

This is something I have been saying for quite some time. I love this Madonna quote and I believe if you get it straight in your mind what you want you can achieve anything you wish.

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I have been wanting to change my website for a while now. So I asked someone whose website I admired and they told me how to do it. So simple! I now have a new website with my etsy shop items imported into it, so easy to manage and update. New website

I have added lots more stitch markers and beautiful unique yarns.

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We have also celebrated both my son’s birthdays since I wrote my last blog post. My youngest son was 8 years old and my eldest son was 14 years old.  How time flies!

We also added an addition to the family.  Meet Rolo. He is a 8 week Chihuahua and so adorable. The children love them and the early mornings are so worth it to have them.

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Of course there has been lots of knitting going on too. I am knitting a chunky knit cardigan for a commission.  I still have two pairs of socks on the go.  Big thanks to @lizmakesit my friend on Twitter encouraging me with the socks and offering hugs on any bad days I have.

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Knitting, coffee and plans

I have been so busy with lots of knitting commissions and test knits. But I am here again with another blog post.

The weather has been rainy and a little but miserable so trying to keep positive. Also had a big change home wise but it’s all working out well.

Apart from knitting my other addiction this week has been vanilla latte coffee. Probably the reason why I’ve been whizzing through my work

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Also been dyeing some gorgeous yarns. This one is called galaxy and it is matching so perfect for socks. peggys yarns etsy shop

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One of the socks I’m working on at the moment by Carol feller through the aplayfulday podcast on ravelry. I bought the e book and loving the patterns

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What are you working on? What would you like to read or see on the blog? Let me know in the comments

Never forgotten

This has been an emotional day for me today. So far my blog posts aren’t too personal but I had to write something today about an amazing lady.

I will not mention her name but she was born in 1919 and saw so many eras. She came into our family quite some year’s ago and as she had no family of her own we adopted her like a Nan. She was always proud to be part of a family and used to tell us all the time.

Just before Christmas this amazing lady died but she had such an impact on all of our lives. She influenced myself, my sister, the children of the family and of course our mum too. This was only a few people as she had many friends and uncles and aunts of mine too that grew close to her.

I remember making her this pale blue pleated shawl for her birthday one year. Her favourite colour.

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She was a very educated lady and loved her garden and her cats that she owned over time. We will miss her dearly. I know she would not want us to be sad today, the day of her funeral.

So I suppose my message for today and the reason for this blog post is to appreciate all you have and the people around you.

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A round up of 2013?

Everyone seems to do a round up of the year on their blogs. I will be high lighting the things I am proud of in 2013 but not mentioning everything.

What did 2013 teach me? Actually it taught me a lot. Mainly about going after what you want and New beginnings. I moved to a new house this year which I love. I have amazing family and have made some wonderful friends too.

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Of course work will be included in this blog post. I was featured in let’s knit magazine again and knit today. Knit today and the local paper ran stories on the charity ideas I was doing for pancreatic cancer to help raise money. I also had great success selling my designs on etsy to a wide range of countries.

I have decided to concentrate on my knitting pattern designs for 2014 and just do the odd commision. I am starting a podcast too and YouTube channel. I am also going to be dyeing more yarns for peggy’s yarns. Therefore trying to expand it more.

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2014 is going to be the year that I really make things happen while still keeping my family a priority too.

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