Be My Guest, Suzette Gray…

Suzette Gray , my guest blogger for April  Photo16_SuzetteGray

 

For each guest blogger, I ask just one question.

“What is on your mind?”

My guests are free to write about whatever they want to say.

Thank you, Suzette, for sharing your thoughts and gifts.

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KNITTING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL

 

Knitting to me is the best therapy there is, much better and more enjoyable than going to a therapist. Take some sticks, string and a whole lot of love and you get a masterpiece.  Love in every stitch is a good way to describe how I knit.

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I started knitting well over fifty  years ago.  I also crochet, do counted cross stitch and a lot of other crafts but my go to craft to keep me on track, is the knitting.  My Nana taught me the basics and over the years I picked up a few different techniques.

I have a wonderful group of crafters on Facebook and also a knitting page.  It is a wonderful thing when someone likes or makes a comment about something I have posted.

 

 

When my boys were growing up I went away from the knitting,  because crocheting was faster.  Just over 4 years ago I met someone online who made me realize that knitting is what I should be doing.  Knitting has been my salvation so many times over the past 4 years and I was so glad that it was.  I knit for myself but there are times when I knit something special for those special friends.

 

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A friend told me once that knitting is art and I truly believe that.  I also believe that knitting is good for the soul.  Without my knitting I would feel lost so I will do it until it is impossible to do it anymore.

 

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This exquisite shawl is  a one-of-a-kind design created especially for Suzanne by a friend who is an extraordinary designer and fiber artist.  

 I have put some pictures here of items that I love.  The long wrap was designed for me by someone very special and the black and white shawl is a free pattern using a new design which I think is fantastic.  The blue one done in the same pattern is my way of saying thank you to that someone very special who is always there for me.

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Suzette’s Bio:

My name is Suzette Gray.  I am a 68 year old mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 who started crocheting and knitting when I was probably about 6 or 7.

I used to love watching my Nana create fiber art pieces with string as she called it.  She also used to knit and she made hats which she learned how to do before she was 18 years old in England.  I miss her  and wish she could see what I am doing now.  I owe  a lot to her and I also owe a so much  to a special friend who encourages and inspires me every day.

 

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This guest blog brought to you by Lynda McKinney Lambert.  All rights reserved  and retained by the guest author. 

Lynda’s 2 blogs:

“Walking by Inner Vision” Link:  Walking by Inner Vision Blog
“SCANdalous – Recollections” Link:  SCANdalous – Recollections Blog
Contact Lynda:  riverwoman@zoominternet.net
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Lynda’s Bio

Lynda McKinney Lambert is the author of “Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage”
published by  Kota Press.
To order this book, click here:
Lynda  authors two blogs on writing, the humanities, arts, and faith.
She is a freelance writer.
Her poetry and essays appear
in numerous books and literary journals.
She is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities
and she exhibits her fiber arts in exhibitions worldwide.
Currently, Lynda  has two books in development for publication in 2016.
Contact me:
 riverwoman@zoominternet.net

If you would like a signed copy of my book, contact me for information.

Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

Goals or Intentions?

Goals or Intentions?

What’s the DIFFERENCE?

Goals are NOT Intentions. 

Intentions are NOT Goals!

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

What’s the BIG DEAL?   Well, it is a very big deal and can make all the difference in the world as to How you ENVISION  your life: what you DO;  Who you ARE;  What you will BE,

I will be important to know the differences between two words that many people misunderstand. 

The two words are not  interchangeable.

Knowing the difference can make a remarkable change in your life this year.

 

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What is a TRIGGER for Transformation?

 

I would like to explore this idea with you today!

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynda  McKinney Lambert 

I feel like a star  and I love to sparkle.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Bob Lambert, 2015

Lynda’s Bio

Lynda McKinney Lambert – author of “Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage” published by  Kota Press. To order, click here:  Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage
Lynda  authors two blogs on writing, the humanities, arts, and faith.
She is a freelance writer and her poetry and essays appear in numerous books and literary journals.  She is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities and she exhibits her fiber arts in exhibitions worldwide.
Currently, Lynda  has two books in development for publication in late 2016.

If you would like a signed copy of my book, contact me for information.