Knit – Inspiration

For now on, every Monday I will give my readers, supporters a bit of inspiration to get their week started on the right foot.

Welcome to Knit – Inspiration!

I know how it feels to feel stuck, like your life is not moving at the pace you imagined. You may feel hurt, sad or disappointed in the path that you have taken but remember this…. You are in transit,  you have not reached your ultimate destination yet. Life is a series of beautiful and crazy experiences and road blocks. It will get better because it has to. The only way for you is up. Never forget that. You were placed on this earth for a specific reason, you were designed to live in this specific time, in this specific place. Your life has purpose and you are on your way to discovering that purpose.

-Ashley Leonard

I hope those bit of words finds you well and this week is just a little bit brighter and a little bit better.

Happy Monday!

-Ashley

World Cup Excitement

I, along with millions of people around the world are excited for the world cup. Since the games started yesterday with Brazil battling Croatia and the Netherlands making a marvelous comeback against Spain today with a score of 5 to 1, I decided to celebrate the teams and my admiration for the game of soccer the best way I could, with knitting.

Here are is piece that can be considered World Cup inspiration (just because its bright and colorful):

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This is available in Etsy shop.

P.S What team or teams are you rooting for? 🙂

All the best,

Ashley

The Writer In Me

Blogging is something of a unique and unusual phenomenon and I am 100% enjoying every bit of it. Being a writer was something that I have always wanted to do. From wanting to write books, to starting my own business and ultimately becoming a blogger – I always wanted part of my life to begin and end with the written word. Writing is something that takes you away to another world, it allows you to escape.

I have always had an affinity for poetry. I would write countless poems as a young girl, hoping to publish them one day. In elementary school, my teach sent one of my poems to the Anthology of Poetry and they publish it – it was a very sweet and inspiring moment for me.

I know, you are probably asking, “Ashley, what are you trying to say?” I’m getting to the point, I promise.

 

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Today, one of the most legendary poets, writers, intellectuals and civil rights leaders said their final farewell. Maya Angelou died this morning at the age of 86 and she was a phenomenal woman. She has inspired so many to reach for the stars even when others try to bring them down. Her words led generations to fight for their rights and fight for what they believed in. Her poetry made little ‘ole me pursue poetry and ultimately a career in the creative world.

She was one of the greats and today we say farewell but her words and legacy will never leave us because so many young people have much to learn from her.

 

 

P.S. Creativity is a wonderful thing.

Its makes the bleakest life bright again.

It makes your anguish turn into joy.

Whatever you do in life, purse a life of creativity,

for creativity is life,

creativity is love.

– © 2014 Ashley Leonard (Just a little poem from me that I just mustered up.) 🙂

Knitted Necklace Giveaway

10 days left to enter!

French Soul Knittery

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Yes, I am having my first giveaway on the blog. To celebrate the new design and the addition to the knitted cotton necklaces to the line, I am giving one away to one lucky person.

The lucky winner will get the ‘Pretty Pink’ hand knitted cotton necklace (the one in the picture) made by me!

As with any giveaway, there a few rules:

1) Like my Facebook page: French Soul Knittery

2) Like this post that will be posted to the Facebook page.

That’s it! Super Easy!

The giveaway ends on May 30th at 12:01 am. A winner will be picked at random. The winner will be notified on May 31st!

Good Luck!

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Knitted Necklace Giveaway

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Yes, I am having my first giveaway on the blog. To celebrate the new design and the addition to the knitted cotton necklaces to the line, I am giving one away to one lucky person.

The lucky winner will get the ‘Pretty Pink’ hand knitted cotton necklace (the one in the picture) made by me!

As with any giveaway, there a few rules:

1) Like my Facebook page: French Soul Knittery

2) Like this post that will be posted to the Facebook page.

That’s it! Super Easy!

The giveaway ends on May 30th at 12:01 am. A winner will be picked at random. The winner will be notified on May 31st!

Good Luck!