Last time I blogged I was feeling elated and exhausted post Edinburgh Yarn Festival, and about to embark on a Norwegian cruise to take in the fjords alongside some knitting and crochet workshops.

Norway 1

I had intended blogging all about this trip on my return as a way of starting to fulfil my goal to blog more often.  There were also plans to get the TJFrog online shop up and running.  Unfortunately life often throws a few curve balls and sometimes all good intentions have to go on the back burner.  The past few weeks have seen me busy with hospital visits to a very close relative in Dorset, followed by seeking out suitable long-term care for her.  Only days after settling her into her new home, another very close family member took an unexpected deterioration in their health and so began the process of finding another care home in a different part of the UK! I had not fully appreciated the range of standard of care and facilities at care homes and the vastly differing costs.  Add on top of that the availability of a bed in a home that is suitable to support your relatives needs, it is quite a complex task without even factoring in the distress of having to move a loved one to a home.  An exhausting process to say the least!

Consequently I cancelled 2 craft shows and I’m not quite where I had hoped to be with my little creative business at this stage in 2015.  Still I have not completely stopped.  I’ve been able to make up a few of these 16mm Dorset Buttons while on my travels all ready to be transformed into knitting and crochet stitch markers and brooches.

Anchor Pearl Cotton DB

J&S Shetland DB

In addition behind the scenes lots of positive conversations have been taking place which are incredibly exciting; including commissions, collaborations and a book!

Do pop back to keep up with the latest developments.

Bye for now.

TJ Signature

2 Responses

  1. Yes it’s a tough old business with the care homes. I have visited some of the best, and worst, in Southport and hope I don’t have to do it again…Hope you’ve got your relatives settled now.

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