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Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Snowy Sussex Countryside December 2010
 Hello Blogland friends - and on the 4th of January may I wish you a very late Happy New Year and hope all of your dreams come true!  I am still here, just gave up trying to "do it all" in December and blogging went out of the window I am afraid.  I hope you all had fun, I have dipped in and out of a few blogs, but that is about it.  It has been full on with both happy and very sad times, but that is life in a nutshell. To tell you the truth,  I could do with a little break myself now, instead of straight back into work!

I haven't made any Resolutions this year, no point, didn't get round to last year's ones!!! 

Yesterday afternoon I finally had a couple of hours to myself and I sat and watched TV whilst doing some lovely hookiness!  I am starting another blanket, joining motifs together as smaller projects suit me better.
I have worked on a four leaf flower based on the Elizabeth Cat African flower pattern.

 You may remember me showing this to you before, this was one of my first attempts.  I have made several attempts at this and you may have seen that I used this idea to make pot holders for my three pay it forward winners.

I used the Rico cotton for these and was pleased with the results.  So after these were finished I decided I would like to make more of this type of motif so hence the new blanket - its very small at the moment a WIP! Here is a sneak preview

Posing with my lovely Chicken door stop - a Christmas pressie from my daughter. 

As you can see by the photos, I am sewing them together in a diagonal pattern for a change so the colour changes will alternate between the blue, pink and yellow.  Its nice to have a project on the go again which isn't sewing curtains!  I made four sets of curtains in the run up to Christmas so I am a bit curtained out!!!

This was the last set, heavy curtains for the front door, so we are really snug and warm now!

It's lovely to be back with you all,

Speak soon xx


  1. Hi Kim!
    Great to have you back in blogland!
    Hope you're oke?!
    Love to see your squares, they will become a wonderful blanket, I'm sure!
    ~X~ Karin

  2. Hi Kim,
    It's so nice to have you back. I was just telling Aussie Maria how I was missing you. Hope you had a great Christmas and that your painful hands are better though I imagine the cold is not good for them.

  3. Happy new Year Kim!
    Your crochet is always so pretty. You are obviously a versatile girl, making curtains. People think they are easy as they are "just a rectangle" but boy, so many things can go wrong! I have several wonky ones to prove it LOL

  4. Good afternoon Kim,
    Nice to have you back!
    Lovely curtains, big job there.
    Nice christmas pressie, delightful, and to see new squares for your blanket is good too!
    Just take your time now and dont do too much!
    Love and best wishes for a Happy 2011!

  5. I so love my potholder. I so want to make a blanket too out of this pattern. I've been looking at it all day and dreaming up my next colors.

  6. Love the colours you have chosen for your new project. They look so happy. Your colour choice for my potholder is perfect for me and I really love the Xmas deco - thank you so much

  7. hello my lovely

    i am not sure you will recognise me as millie meadowsweet, but you may just possibly remember me from my previous incarnation as skipping in the meadow. yes, i'm back! this time for for keeps (i hope) and its so lovely to see your sweet blog with all your pretty things this new year.

    wishing you a very happy, sparkly, healthy 2011
    lots of love and hugs xxx

    millie (sumea)