Saturday, 1 October 2011
Almost finished blankets and a Tea party
Next week is Mental Health week. (starting October 10)
Rosie from Such stuff as Dreams are Made of is having a week long bloggy tea party to celebrate. Check it out here: http://happylittlehippy.blogspot.com/2011/09/im-having-party.html
Pop along and check it out- her blog is brilliant, and filled with inspiration!
Given that one in four people has mental health issues (at least here in Australia), that means you or someone you know has dealt with, or is dealing with issues such as depression or anxiety.
And it's good to talk about it, to bring it out from being a whispered thing, to having sensible discussion about how you can assist if someone you love is dealing with mental health issues. Or what to do if you yourself are.
There are a variety of websites you can access if you are dealing with this, Rosie will be posting information about them next week.
Speaking of mental health, the paper here had a great article on the resurgence of the "lost arts" here last weekend. It was a really great article, and interestingly discussed the correlation between mental health and crafting. There has been a study done by a neuroscientist called Kelly Lambert, who has written a book called Lifting-Depression-Neuroscientists-Hands-On Approach to Activating your Brains healing power.
Her study has shown that the physical effort used when we produce something with our hands, combined with seeing the end result “activates particular regions of the brain and builds resilience against the emotional emptiness and negative thinking associated with depression”.
So I think that's a great reason to get the crochet hook out, and start making stuff!
In celebration of that, here is my almost finished baby blanket taking a bit of a walk around my front yard.
Blankets gone Wild!!
This kookaburra let me get ridiculously close this morning as I was talking my walk.
This tree was just so amazing that I could not stop taking photos.....
There was a lot of tree love going on this morning.
Then I chanced upon these chaps going for a stroll....
For lunch today, Daughters#1 and 2 and I had lunch at a great little restaurant on top of a local mountain here. It's a gorgeous place, with incredible views, and fantastic food!
After lunch I dropped daughter#1 at work, then the youngest and I went to see the Smurf movie.
There was a Crocheted blanket in it, which made me happy!!
Hope your weekend is as good as mines is so far!!