Jul 20, 2014

Gratitude Sunday: Both solitude and the best kind of company

I need both. Just like I need conversation and silence.

Today I am very grateful for:

  • the rain! It has been so hot that I needed some cooling off. Actually now we have a little thunderstorm going on 
  • friendship and true and special friends
  •  the BEAUTIFUL moment I had with a special friend in her country, Norway
  • and all of the presents I got from her: her time, conversation, sharing, caring and things she had made and prepared for me and that she afterwards sent for me via email (like this wonderful christian magazine)
  • LOVELY emails
  •  that I am quite ok despite of falling down yesterday. I once wrote about these health issues. Due to those my steps are not always steady and yesterday it happened that I fell. I hurt my leg quite badly but it could have been so much worse.
  • the recent family vacation we had in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. We had such a great time there together.
  • new yarn and many ideas - too many actually :)
  • new knitting patterns
  • that my summer cotton knit  ( kind of a t-shirt) is all done - hurray!! It is a simple little knit but still -  hurray!!
  • the chocolate cake that is waiting for our family in the kitchen - it is a dessert after dinner but I have difficulties to be patient :)
  • some new finds:


1. Me wearing a cowl this beautiful lady kindly made for me! Cowl love! /Norway.
2. Hammars backar /Southern Sweden 
3. A.C. Perchs tearoom /Aarhus, Denmark
4. Me on a beach crocheting in silence /Mossby Sweden
5. + 6. + 7. Waffles and tea with a true friend tasting the teas and admiring the tings we gave to each other and  :) /Norway

I am wishing you a lovely day!!


I really enjoy my visits in inspirational blogs. One of my favourites is Vibeke's A Butterfly in my hair and it was there where I found this idea of a Gratitude Sunday last year. Vibeke wrote that she tries to join in on Gratitude Sunday with Taryn and all the others over at her blog Wooly Moss Roots. I am thankful for this lovely idea for Taryn and for Vibeke who brought this to my attention.
  Almost exactly a year ago I started listing things I am grateful for here in english (In finnish I have done that on and off for years in my private diary). Those most important things I am grateful for in my life like my family and faith are the same as mentioned here. I have so much to be grateful for. We all do.


  1. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

    Have a lovely trip my friend!!

  2. So beautiful post Anu and of course pictures!!

    1. Thank you so much, Anna. I hope you have wonderful holiday there with your family!! hugs

  3. Yumm, so much loveliness. I so admire how fully embracing you are of the joys in life.