One more dance

Lately, I’ve been missing my dad a lot. Usually I think of him every day, some days more and some days less. It comes and goes in cycles where sometimes it just feels a bit more intense, and some other days I don’t get super emotional about it. I think it also depends on the seasons. Some people say that the pain of losing someone and missing them will not feel as strong after a while. For me, it still feels like yesterday when I lost him. Whenever I have my periods with very intense emotions, I take to the needles (my crochet needles of course) or do some art.

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I’ve done this blanket 5 times already so I am very familiar with the different squares and also assembling it. This blanket is just so beautiful that I felt it was time to have my own. I have chosen similar colors to the “Dance in the rain” color way with a few tweaks. I waited until it felt right to make my own Dance blanket and to be honest it is amazing I haven’t grown tired of making this blanket, it is even surprising to me!

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So as you can see, I’ve started week 2 already! Right now, I am working on the first square for week 3. I find it so lovely that since the CAL was done a while ago, all the weeks and squares are readily available! So I can go wild, which I have done. It’s such a fun project and I love the squares. It just felt so awesome to start this with my dad in my mind. I know it will be used with love and the memories that come along with it.

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If you ever print this CAL out on the Scheepjes website you will see this quote by Kate Chopin

Untitled-2When I see the squares they have become symbols of happy family memories for me, for every single one I’ve made so far. And I guess that is why this project have been a bit hard to put down.
Until next time,
T