Friday, 2 January 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR

With the New Year (or rather with Christmas and some post-Christmas mooching), comes new things!




And errm, an old furry Jacky-Ginger thing, too...




New things of course, means new fabrics, new wool, new craft books, new crochet projects, new sewing projects... We're just back and revived by a little spell in the country. I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I loved Christmas but am rather eager to get the decorations down and embrace the new year ahead, I am so excited to be facing a few months to get on with well, new things!  Have I said "new" enough times yet?  So much to look forward to...the Spring and Summer (my fave seasons), the V&H ("bloggers'") Fair, loads of sewing, loads of crochet. Hurray!

I can't wait to share all my new goodies with you and show you what I've been doing over the break, but for now, I just want to wish a very Happy New Year to all my bloggy friends and readers.  Here's to 2009!



Back soon!

37 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too! =)

    Kisses from Brazil!

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  2. Happy New Year to you Hen, very much looking forward to following along with you through 2009.
    I have those two crochet books...and I do love the look of your little flowers there!
    Lx

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  3. Some fun things planned HEn...good for you!
    Crochet wools look fab!
    I'm going to be taking Crochet lessons soon from my friend Adele, who did art and design she is an amazing at knitting and crochet!

    xxx

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  4. I'll be so pleased to be able to make some lovely things like yourself and other bloggers.....

    Will be fun to buy nice wools like yours....such pretty colours....

    I'm watching the Good Life, again!

    Take care1x

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  5. Happy new year to you!
    So much nice things! Great!
    Gisela

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  6. Yay your back!!! Happy New Year, glad you enjoyed your break I'm eager to get the Dec's down and lovingly put away for another year soon...a job for tomorrow me thinks, after a lovely facial and massage :))))

    Hmmmmmm...have a lovely evening.

    BTW....I've booked myself on a crochet course at Prick Your Finger!! REALLY looking forward to it!

    xx

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  7. Happy New Year Hen!
    I've just taken our Christmas decorations down today...I must admit that it feels good....a clean slate for a 'new' (that word again!)beginning.
    Lots to look forward too, not least the Bloggers Fair....

    Happy new year and Happy Sewing/Crocheting,
    Niki x

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  8. Good to have you back Hen. I thought of you & your tiny slipper after I made the first one! That post made me laugh.... I knew they wouldn't fit but they don't take long to make. Crochet is still very new to me so I've learnt from my mistake!!
    I've just brought that crochet book... it's your fault...your a bad girl making me buy all these books with your excellent reviews!! I'm going to make the lovely blanket for my sister's new baby due in Feb. Whats the other book??? :)

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  9. hi there!! glad to have you back :-) i need to learn to crochet this year its on my list!! all trees and decs down on new years eve i am so over christmas by then :-D
    those fabric piles look good !!!
    Lesley x

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  10. Happy New Year to you too over the pond! I love how one of your kitties always "poses", er, gets in the way of your photo shot! Looks like you got some goodies for Christmas.

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  11. Hi Hen,What lovely goodies! There are so many things I want to learn how to do crochet being one of them.
    This time of year I have so many plans, we will see!!!

    Lou xxx

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  12. Happy new Year to you too Hen! Glad to read you had a lovely refreshing time away. I can't wait to see your new goodies!! Kathryn. XX

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  13. Hi welcome back, looking forward to hearing about your goodies and what you end up making. I may be nagging you soon as I recieved the ever so cute John Lewis red machine for christmas....now how do I work it again...lol....take care Claire xx

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  14. those crochet books are fab - and I love crocheting flowers, because they are so quick to do.
    Happy new year! Can't wait to see more pictures of what you've been up to. xxx

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  15. Happy New Year Hen, looking forward to seeing all your new goodies. xxx

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  16. OOh! and you have Niki's lovely book too! There's enough inspiration in there for a whole year! Happy New Year! t.x

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  17. Happy New Year Hen. Hope 2009 is everything you want it to be.

    Love your crochet flowers - I'm a bit obsessed with crochet too :)
    xx

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  18. you have me absolutely inspired...first on January's agenda is to learn to crochet...yarn and instruction book purchased and ready to go

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

    c.

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  19. HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR ~ remember if you come to Minehead this year let me know I would quite love to meet you.........

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  20. Happy New Year, hope you had a great time in the country. Love the little crochet flowers in your photo, they're very pretty. I used to be able to crochet but haven't done it for ages, I feel inspired to try again.
    Nickyx

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  21. Happy New Year to you. Here's looking forward to "new" experiences and happy times.
    BERTIE X

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  22. I have just been looking through your lovely blog. What a feast for the eyes. I adore Jacky-Ginge! I too love the new year and am looking forward to revisiting your blog.

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  23. Happy New Year , wishing you all the best for 2009 !!

    Sara x

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  24. Hi, I am so sorry that I have not got around to Thank you for my Lovely Goodies that you sent me for our Christmas Swop....everything is just soooo adorable and I will be posting about it all one day next week! Happy New Year! Andrea x

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  25. Happy New Year - hope it is a good one for you and that you enjoy all your new projects. Love the pictures, especially with feline extras!

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  26. made it back to John Lewis again today :-) didnt think to look at fabric though so another trip called for !!! it was your little munchkin himself who got me started on the cath kidston cowboy back on a post ages ago about his bedroom at the cottage!! i bought the pillowcase today as he doesnt want the duvet cover spoilsport!!! he is only 4 though so what does he know LOL
    lesley x

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  27. Happy New Year Hen, looks like you got some lovely goodies for Christmas, looking forward to seeing them soon xx Gem

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  28. Happy New Year to you!

    From those photos and words, it seems as if you are all ready to launch all sorts of wonderful New Year's projects. Isn't it lovely to feel so creatively energetic at this time of year?

    Cheers!

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  29. And to you too Hen. Can't wait either xx

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  30. Happy New Year Hen! ooh you got Nikkis book..you lucky girl! I was trying to persuade my sister to teach me how to crochet flowers but we ran out of time, one day..one day! I know just what you mean about decorations, I would have had mine down on boxing day if I was around, they just seem to hang around and look dusty after Christmas! x

    ps. the court case went really well..especially as the other person didn't even bother to show up!

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  31. Hi there,

    I hope you had a good christams and happy new year :-)

    I have just been swooning over your gorgeous bags that you make they are fantastic you are so talented i wish i could make things like that WOW!! I looked at the prices and they are in dollars, so could i be very rude and ask how much the Hobos are please? I am in love with the Dusky Roses bag :-) and also the Sky Rose.

    Please email me if you like my email is kellywells81@hotmail.co.uk

    thank you Kelly xx

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  32. I've got that vintage crochet book................... it's beautiful, one of my treasured books.................. Happy new year............... looking forward to reading your blog, your beautiful blog...............

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  33. Hi! Happy New Year to you too!

    Such lovely presents. Looking forward to seeing what you have made over the break.

    Mary

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  34. Hi Hen....

    Its true its all about balance...I did it because I'd had enough and i was so down....its got to be the right time....and sometimes its not even an issue, I personally feel that someone like Nigella has the perfect shape and attitude....and she is so attrative too!

    Far too many ideas are put into ppl's head via Fashion Mags(i never read them) to be a certain size.....its like Mary said, happiness has to come from within!xxxx

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  35. Happy New Year to you and your family Hen!!! Looking to seeing more of your projects and lovely photos this year, good luck with everything
    Kimx

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