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Friday, 2 January 2015


Hello All!

Wow, it's 2015. 
 I've had a super Christmas visiting family and having family here.  My New Year was very quiet ~ I was in bed by 9.15pm! ~ too many late nights that caught up with me.

On Christmas Eve I received this lovely cross stitch card of a partridge in a pear tree made by Jill from Emerald Cottage as part of the Christmas Card Swap organised by Amy from Love Made My Home.  Thanks for organising Amy!
Jill's life looks typical of a young family, being woken at 4am,  stockings, playing with toys received on Christmas Day, something that is missing from our (near) grown ups,  although being woken at 4am is something I don't miss.
Anyhoo I digress,  this beautiful card is definitely coming out year on year, thank you so much Jill, I love it.  If you click on the Emerald Cottage link you can see the one I made, which must have taken a fraction of the time Jill's did.
For Christmas I got the usual assortment of candles, chocs and smellies from the children at school.  The presents the children give are always lovely and their cards quite often have extra drawings and messages inside which are guaranteed to raise a smile.

Miss Clicky bought me an assortment of teas.  I love tea.  I've been having a few each day. Yum.
You'll notice some of the boxes are ripped, this happened on boxing day when the dog was left to his own devices.
I got a lovely bright selection of gardening gloves, brilliant, as all my current one have holes.
Mr Clicky got me a new friend.  Named straight away as Maisie, I've been after a Tailors Dummy for a while.  She's modelling my latest project ~ unfortunately the cable is giving it Fu Manchu type collar.
Waay!  The brain mush has gone and I have been knitting.  Like a demon.  I'm making a caramel by Isabell Kraemer.   I've got loads of Isabell Kraemer patterns in by Ravelry queue, lots are stripy and they all look really wearable.   I'm using some Rowan Felted Tweed dk gifted to me by my lovely knitting pal Romain ~ bet you wish you had one too!  I laid out the colours I had been given, in the order I thought looked ok,
but then took out the red (Rage) and aqua (Watery) as they didn't seem to gel with the others so much.  
My tension is a bit off, I don't know why, I'm usually pretty good, so I'll need to do a bit of winging but I'm sure I'll manage.  This could be the reason for the late nights...........
I always want to finish to the end of the stripe.

So there we are, Christmas and New Year finished.  The task of undecorating starts tomorrow.  This will probably take all day.

Do you remember I said I hadn't felt Christmassy and blamed the weather?  I decided that actually I hadn't felt Christmassy because I hadn't been to many shops.  Lots of present buying was done on line.  I shall remedy this next fact I have chosen a new theme for next year's decorations and have spent a lot of time on Pinterest gaining inspiration.  My sewing machine might be coming out too.

Thanks for popping by, I'll see you soon.

Have fun..............Clicky Needles.x


  1. It sounds like you have had a wonderful Holiday. Jill is so talented, I am so glad you enjoyed your swap with her.
    Sending you A New Year hug,

  2. Hi, Mrs. C.N. ! My blogroll finally rolled your blog into my sight and I have scrolled back through all of your December posts and enjoyed your holiday preparations! So glad you and yours had a happy celebration. I did too and even managed to get a simply knit alpaca scarf finished on Christmas Eve :-) Wishing you a happy 2015 with lots of creative stitching and lovely trips to your home away from home xx

  3. Lovely selection of teas! I hope you enjoy them. Glad that you had fun with the card swap, it was nice to do I hope. xx

  4. Happy New Year! WIsh I could pop round for a cuppa - lovely teas!!! xxx

  5. Whoop! I'm so happy (and amazed) that your card arrived in time - good old Royal Mail! Happy New Year Click :)


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