Thursday, 27 January 2011

New Year, New Hopes

I know it's been a while since I last updated. 2010 turned out to be a very turbulent year, with four family deaths, me on and off the work merry-go-round and lots of ill health. In November, though, hubby got offered a new job that required us to move counties and on the 1st Jan this year we took up residence in Oxfordshire. As you can imagine it wasn't the most relaxing of Christmas holidays, but it did mean that we got to start 2011 in an entirely new place, with a new house, new job, new prospects. We're hopeful that this year will be less of an upheaval and that last year's turbulence has paved the way for this year's peace and prosperity.

In crafty news I have worked on a couple of projects whilst I've been off-blog, including a rather lovely patchwork advent calendar for Hubby's anniversary present (2 years: cotton. There's method in my madness). I will try and photograph it soon and link to the blog that provided the inspiration.

In the meantime, however, here's a picture of the little baby hat I made over the last fortnight. It's a Debbie Bliss pattern for a garter stitch hat with a rolled edge. The primrose and cross stitching was partly because I love to embellish and partly because I dropped a couple of stitches that I didn't manage to successfully pick up again, so needed to disguise them, but I kind of like the effect :-)

I hope to keep up with the blog a bit more in the future, especially since I am, once again, a full-time housewife. I am also lucky enough to now be looking out onto fields and horses rather than tower blocks and the backs of other houses, so expect some lovely scenic photos, particularly once spring starts - the view is a tad dreary atm, but I fully expect it to blossom into something spectacular once it warms up a bit.

1 comment:

  1. Aww, the hat is really cute!

    I'm so glad you are back here, I missed reading your blog!

    I really hope this new year is better for you :)