Thank you friends for your emails and thoughts of concern for me!
Belfast is an amazing and thriving city, but sadly a small group of people are making it an unpleasant place to live at the moment.
I live about 1 mile from where the trouble has been happening, but thankfully we haven't been directly affected by it, more inconvenienced by the road blocks and traffic delays. What you are seeing on the news is not widespread nor representative of a predominately peaceful country.
It makes me sad that my local community is at war again! I have lived through worse, but I was hoping my kids would experience a different reality here in Northern Ireland. I live in hope that one day this divided yet beautiful land will know deep and long lasting peace.
I did manage some sewing and cutting over the weekend, but not much to show for it just yet!
Here's a wee pic of some foundation piecing I'm working on, just so this isn't a photo free post!
And for those of you surrounded by the white stuff, be safe!