Let me introduce you to a friend of mine, Scarlett.
Scarlett aka Teenage Granny is someone you should know and if you don’t yet know her I am going to introduce you to her today.
This is how I would describe Scarlett.
If you have a daughter you would want her to grow up like Scarlett. And if you don’t have a daughter but you have a son instead you would want him to bring someone like Scarlett home when he announces his engagement.
This is why.
When you meet Scarlett she searches your face for the kindness in you. Why? Because she is kind and in my opinion kindness is much stronger and more powerful than we often give it credit for.
She is what I like to call a Creative Romantic. This is a dangerous combination in the wrong hands as it can lead to unreality and narcissism if it isn’t tempered with practicality. But Scarlett is also practical. She exorcises her creative romantic side by stitching things like this -
She reads. There’s nothing like a reader. Nuff said.
She knits. Even when skiing. And also looks strangely fabulous in ski wear. Nobody looks good in ski wear, let’s be honest! Scarlett does.
She knows that life isn’t perfect, trust me on this, and she keeps going. She is tenacious. She grabs life, love and small beautiful things by the scruff of the neck and she doesn’t let them go. She looks outside herself and what she has to deal with and finds distraction. That is love.
She gives of her time and of herself and that is why today’s post is dedicated to Scarly.
I’ll let her explain ….
“On March the 15th (10 days before Sport Relief) The Knit Relief eBay auction is going to begin! It is going to be a place where all Twit-Knit Club members and any other crafty/knitty folk can have the opportunity to auction off their knitting and crafting abilities (even if they’re not that impressive) to raise money for Sport Relief. You can enter anything into the auction be it a promise to knit a pair of socks in the winners chosen colour or something you have already made, even if it’s as small as a knitted bow or a sewn purse.
I am going to auction off two personalised knitted figures (like the one I made of my mum) and we already have a few brilliant things entered into the auction!”
Please click here to find out more about the auction that Scarlett is organising. I know hundreds (thousands, millions,) of you are crafters and it would mean the world to me and to Scarlett if as many people as possible were to get involved and raise as much money as we can.
I have donated this apron to the auction -
As soon as the auction site is live on Ebay I shall announce it again but for now have a think about what you’d like to donate and what you’d like to bid for.
I don’t see the point in having a website that people read unless you get to write about things that are very important to you from time time. This is one of those times. Scarlett is important to me (she reminds me of my daughter, it’s the big blue eyes) and Sport Relief is important to me. This Thursday you can see the documentary on David Walliams’ swim along the River Thames at 9pm on BBC. I already have my sky box primed.
On Saturday and Sunday night Robert and I watched Living in the Material World. The George Harrison documentary directed by Martin Scorsese. This is what Scorsese said about it -
“That subject matter has never left me…The more you’re in the material world, the more there is a tendency for a search for serenity and a need to not be distracted by physical elements that are around you. His music is very important to me, so I was interested in the journey that he took as an artist. The film is an exploration. We don’t know. We’re just feeling our way through.”
This is what I say about it – “If you’re open, it’ll change you”
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