Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Farewell 2014; You Kept Us Busy!

Teetering on the dawning of another new year; a time to look back at what the last 365 days brought us. 

So how was 2014 for you?  I hope it treated you kindly!  Will you be celebrating at the stroke of twelve?  Me? Well I’ll be in my PJs, having consumed a takeaway, watching Foyle’s War and eating chocolates; such a rock and roll lifestyle!! :o)

There is something about the New Year that I adore.  The blankness of the pages in my diary and a crisp new calendar hanging on the kitchen wall; a whole 365 days worth of potential just waiting for us!

In the most part, with the exception of the blip in the summer with my Mr’s work life, this year has been joyous, filled with family fun, friends and much laughter, and when I compare the ride we’ve had to others close to us, we’ve had it easy, and for that I am thankful, and feel incredibly blessed.

The girls have grown another year older, their little personalities beginning to shine through just a little more each time they grow.  C, a book loving, soft hearted, fun loving child, she has been my little rock this year; great company, and such a great conversationalist! 


M, my forever baby, cheeky, a giggler, wears her heart on her sleeve and often lives in her own little world.


We’ve been on our adventures with them, had fun, and learnt more than any school could have taught them.  Home educating them is a gift and pleasure.




From a productive point of view, it was another bumper jumper year; over 20 woollies knitted and sold to fabulous customers both here and overseas. 




Lots of my little felt posies also crossed the miles as far and wide as Australia and the USA.

I also added more than a few knitting patterns to my collection, so there will be lots more woollies coming in 2015!!  Oh to have the time to knit them all :o)


2015 is already shaping up to be another good year.  I’ve given up making resolutions, after all, I’ll only end up breaking them.  Instead I’ll be making a list of things I hope to do, and places I hope to take those girls of mine.

To each and every one of, thank you for taking the time to read my blog, and for your wonderful comments and kind emails, especially those of you who got in contact over the summer.  I genuinely hope that 2015 is kind to you, and that it is everything you hope it will be.

xx

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely and productive year- all that knitting!!! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you :o) Happy New Year to you too x

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  2. Your posts have been an inspiration to lots of us this year! and honestly my jaw has dropped at some of the patterns you've made. I hope the new year will be a happy and much more settled time for you. xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, I also hope this year will be more settled than last. I'm pleased you've enjoyed looking at the patterns I've made :o) Happy New Year xx

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  3. Your sweaters are so lovely! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you :o) Happy New Year to you too x

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  4. Your posts are so wonderful
    Happy New Year
    Julie xxxxx

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    1. Thank you, Julie, that means a lot. Happy New Year to you xxxxx :o)

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  5. Oh I love your cardigans & jumpers, you are so talented. I tried my first 40's pattern this year as a beginner knitter & was so happy with the results, your blog gave me the confidence to do it so thank you.
    I love to see the photos of your girls, I home ed our five years old twin girls in Lincolnshire & love seeing what you have been up to.
    Have a lovely New Years Day with your family.
    Fondly Michelle

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    1. Hello Michelle, I'm so pleased that you picked up the needles for a 1940's pattern, well done! x Nice to hear from another home educator. Must be so much fun with twin girls. Enjoy the fantastic journey of home educating. I wouldn't change our chosen path for anything. Happy New Year xx

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  6. Happy New Year to you and your family!

    That is a seriously impressive roster of knits - I managed a miserable three completions. Yours look stunning all colour-matched like that.

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    1. Happy New Year to you too :o)
      I think they look rather nice grouped into colour too. I forgot quite how many I sent off too, it's nice for me to look back as well :o) If I were knitting for myself, I'm certain the progress would be slower, but as I'm forever wanting to get to the next pattern, I have to get through them speedily! xx

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  7. Such a beautiful collection of knits, your needles have been so very busy! They look fantastic. Happy New Year, wishing you a marvellous 2015.

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  8. Lovely memories. 20 garments ... I'm in awe! Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. I'm amazed at the number too. Probably explains why I've got tired hands! :o) Happy New Year x

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  9. What a wonderful year you've had. Your knits are so inspiring. Here's to lovely new things for you in 2015. Happy New Year!

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  10. Fabulous photos! That blue sweater/cardi in the top right hand corner is simply stunning! Blessings for 2015.

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