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July 17, 2019

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Tanvir

wow! it's really good. I will visit your garden.

Pat

Had a chuckle. What you called tropical flowers, I have ways thought of as typical 'English' flowers. I grew up with tropical flowers all around me as my parents were avid gardeners. 😀

Bhavani

Hi Lucy,

I have been reading your blog for years now. As I read you I always think, "What a beautiful mind, I am lucky to be able to feed on because of the internet." It always makes me so happy to read whatever you have to say. You say it so beautifully! Never mind the ups and downs that you sometimes talk about. It happens to all of us. What matters is that you are able to see how colorful life is. I love it that you love colors. I love colors too! Just looking at the pictures of the flowers you uploaded here made me very happy! As for your colorful crocheting, it is amazing! Thank you!

Best Wishes.

Claire

Beautiful post and pictures. In your last blog I appreciated your honesty and believe it helps us all when one in our midst can be open about struggles ....big and small and the reality of how overwhelming life can be.

I discovered your blog at a very bleak time in my life and you have over the years given me a great deal and I thank you for that...... yes crochet came back into my life but much more also. I shall be at my first Yarndale this year and will look forward to seeing you.

Ps as a Child Therapist I know Little B and the rest of your family will benefit forever from all that you give them ...... you were busy making beautiful memories at Harlow Carr and love matters far more than a broken toilet seat, flickery light or holey carpet xx

Netty

Thank you for the nice photos. Colors so beautiful.

Veronica Bugh-Williams

Hi Lucy, I have been following your blog for many years and have enjoyed making many of your blankets. My husband has just treated me to a two night break in skipton as I found your description of the town and your photos very appealing. We had a wonderful visit and the girls in coopers cafe very kindly let me have a peek in your studio, woolly heaven. When you are struggling, please know there are many of us who sympathise and send you good thoughts, thankful for the colour you bring to our lives xx

Jennifer K.

Thanks for making me smile at the end of a long workday with your gorgeous gift of pictures from your garden excursion!

Helen

Dear Lucy,
I love reading your posts its so wonderful to hear about your days and your wonderful family. You are a wonderful person and it shows in your writing about how much you care for your family. I also have a fun and lovable little boy of 9 and 2 older children but mine are both girls. I hope your days will be filled with happiness and love.
Helen

jennifer w

Lucy I love the reminder that you a real, live, lovely person with a real, live, lived in home & life. ;) You give, give, give to your happy band of hookers to your family of 5. (I include your cat of course in those who rely on you) Love the inspiration you have given me over the years. Take your rest when you can & know this is a safe space for you. :) xo jennifer

Donna

Love the sweetpeas .. my favourite flower! So jealous .. I can't make them grow in my world. I have been studying up on them and have hopes of them growing next summer.

Tuula Maaria

The garden photos are lovely :) I think Britain has the best gardens and parks in the world!

Sharon

We went to Harlow Carr last year in March, shortly before the Beast From The East Mark 2.

We want to go back again, and again, but living on the South Coast it's a bit of a trek!

Love your pictures. And re: previous blog - we all have our stressed out off days, specially come end of school year. I know I did and we only had the two children.

Thanks for trusting us with your innermost feelings - they need to be let out occasionally. Just make sure Little B and Little Man know it's alright for boys/men to burst into tears when 'it all gets too much'. Even in Yorkshire.
So much healthier than doing the macho/Northern thing of bottling it all up, then maybe hitting something, or someone!

Angela- Southern USA

Oh how I wish this was one of those scratch and sniff posts! lol To see the roll down the grassy hill, a fun time for L.B. He so takes after his mum with enjoying the moments, a precious thing. Thanks as always Lucy for sharing. xxxxxxxxxxx

Libby Parker

Oooh! I guessed that your unknown flowers were primulas and Jen K said that they are. Lucy, I have followed you for years, since Little B was a baby. I love to see that he appreciates so much of what you love, too. I've read some of the excellent advice given here, so much of which you no doubt already know. Just remember to take time to breathe. Just sit and take lovely, luxurious breaths for a few minutes at a time. Your blogs have inspired me to crochet three blankets and countless afghans for us and for family. And your descriptions of your travels are the only way I will travel to England and the land of my ancestors. Thank you for all you do.

Sarah Hunt

Hi Lucy,

I started reading your blog many years ago (2011, maybe?), and over the years, life has gotten crazy, and blog-reading has gone mostly by the wayside. Aside from your patterns (I am getting ready to start my 5th Lucy blanket soon!), it's been a long time since I have just sat and read your regular non-crochet blog posts. But, inspired by someone on the Attic24 Facebook group, I went back a few weeks ago and started reading your blog from the very beginning. You had recently moved into your house, and your now-teenagers were little ones. I read several blog posts every evening before I go to bed, and I am just so enraptured by your love and enthusiasm for your home, for color, for flowers, for yummy recipes, and for crochet. I just want to be a fly on the wall in your colorful, cozy home!

All that to say, I want to encourage you! I know how overwhelming life can be. I encourage you to make a list of the things you want to fix in your home, and then choose just one to take care of. Once it's done, choose one more. Then one more. Before you know it, you'll have everything fixed. Putting things on paper is a sort of "brain dump," and I find it can help me feel less overwhelmed with everything going on.

Thank you for all the time and energy you put into your work. Your work creates an escape for others from the drudgery of their work. Your work injects life and comfort into the lives of others. And I am so grateful!

Amy

I planted a bunch of sweatpeas for the first time this year because of your enthusiasm for them. I am eagerly anticipating their bloom! :-)

Richard in Charlotte, NC, USA

I haven't read your blog for a bit (my fault, not yours) and I clicked through to your last post and read it and I can say that the last few posts that I had read a while back seemed to be filled with the feeling that you were quite overwhelmed with all you had going on. You have a marvelous blog and like other commenters, we enjoy and adore your honesty. Hindsight is always 20-20 and sometimes we bite off more than we can chew comfortably. Do what you enjoy but, enjoy what you do too. Thanks for being here and thank you for not deleting that post - it is reassuring to know that you are just as human as we are. This too shall pass. Just remember to get your rest.

Trish Knitter

What beautiful pictures .....i expect the rooms were full of scents from the Sweet Peas..

Alison Beckett

I really enjoy reading your posts. They are so inspiring and down to earth. Your pictures are lovely and uplifts the soul. Thank you.

آهن سه

Thank you for the lovely photos the sweet peas are beautiful

Tonia Collett

I haven't blogged for a few years, so have missed seeing your posts on a regular basis. I did go back and check out your last one. Feeling the Overwhelm and acknowledging it is okay and the right thing to do. I feel so often that we trivialise our worries and moods because, in the West, we're in relative positions of privilege. But if we don't acknowledge them, they can grow out of control. It is not wallowing and you don't need to apologise for it.

Lucy Caitlyn W

Very best wishes to Trudi and husband.
I don't know you, but having lost my husband to cancer in Feb (diagnosed in Sept) my thoughts are with you both and your family too.
Keep being You Lucy. It's what makes your blog stand alone.
I'm making a coat from your "Dune blanket" to wear in August when I take my late husbands ashes to Scotland to place them in the sea of the Island of Canna

Susan Smith

Thanks for a lovely post & although I don't comment often I read every post & love the photos of places I know well from when we visit. In 2016 I spent my birthday at Harlow Carr with hubby & it is a place we always visit. Is that pavilion where you saw the Sweet Pea display new? It just doesn't seem to ring a bell. Now I think I want to purchase the sweet pea pack of yarn.....whoops! Take care.

Tricia F

Candelabra primulas, Harlow Carr hybrids (the plants in exotic colours you were not sure of the name of). They were featured on this week's Gardener's World as well if you want to feast your eyes on them again. They were stunning this year - it's a lovely garden and one we love to visit when we can.

Karen

Oh my goodness!!! Those sweet peas. That is absolutely beautiful.

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