Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Hello and Happy New Year ! I've been AWOL for a couple of months, nothing major, just life.



Christmas has been and gone, our house is almost back to normal. School restarts for 1 of my Little People on Wednesday. Little Miss is not impressed at starting back before the other two. She had a birthday in December and is now a teenager so she is being upgraded to Miss 13.  Anyway back to the back to school thing, I always look forward to a long break over Christmas - lots of chilling out in pyjamas, and eating naughty food (surprised there isn't now a national mince pie shortage I've eaten so many) but its always good to get the children back to school so I can attempt to make the house vaguely presentable, and get back into some kind of routine.

I didn't pick up a hook all holidays! I know! Instead I've been cross stitching and doing some card-making. And taking no photos it would appear. I do have some from earlier in December, I was supposed to be doing a couple of craft fairs and made quite a lot of Christmassy bits and pieces. In the end for various reasons I didn't make it to the craft fairs, but everything will keep til next year.








I also have some exciting news to share with you all - back in September I decided to start a local crochet class to teach and support crocheters, called Emerald Cottage Crochet Club. I run it twice weekly and have a number of regulars, some of whom have only just learned to crochet and are doing amazingly well. I've made some little kits for my hookers to make, here are a couple of our Christmassy ones....




And rather excitingly my local yarn shop took some of the snowflake kits to sell on my behalf!

Til next time,
Jillxxxxx


16 comments:

  1. Hi Jill! Happy New Year!
    It's so nice to hear from you, good girl.
    I got on the scale this morning and am trying to identify what I ate so much of. Ha ha!
    That is VERY exciting about your crochet! Well done!
    I love your bits and bobs that didn't make it to the Christmas fair. Keep making.
    Take care and I hope you relish the quiet when it comes.

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  2. So good to see a post from you and just look at all those wonderful makes!
    A very Happy New Year to you and your family. X

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  3. Well done you! I love the crochet club and if I lived near I would be joining. The kits are great. Wishing you a wonderful 2018. hope it is filled with love and happiness.

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  4. That's awesome on teaching the class and selling the kits. I've thought about doing that in a nearby town, but there are not many interested. I may have to go to the "big city" to do it. You have a lot of cute items too.

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  5. Your crafty photos made my New Year's. What a talent you are!

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  6. Happy New Year Jill. Love the crafty ideas, especially the snowflakes. B x

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  7. There's allsorts of fun Christmassy things there, pleased to hear the shop is helping you too. Happy New Year. x

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  8. Such good news about the crochet club and the amazing kits. Best wishes for the New Year. Take care.

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  9. Great news about your club, always good to get more hookers in this world!! Happy new year

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  10. Wow, I was so impressed with the crafty things you made for the fairs. I did so many craft fairs over the years and to be honest, I never made enough money to make it worthwhile. Good job on the crochet club! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. Missed you! I learned to wield a needle on a little felted Christmas stocking-fond memories looking at your photos!
    Hope the crochet work goes well for you!!!

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  12. Happy New Year Jill! Hope it is a good one for all of you. Good luck with your crochet workshops, it sounds like fun. x

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  13. Hello so good to see you.I have been looking out for you.Love the photos.Your Christmassy makes are so lovely.I Love the snowmen,in fact I love them all.Good luck with the crochet club,great idea.Happy New Year.xx

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  14. Hi Jill, happy New year, wow such beautiful makes. Good luck with your crochet workshop, hope it all goes well for you. I've missed your blog, welcome back, Cx

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Jillxxxxx