Hello my friends, I trust that Christmas was wonderful for all of you and that 2014 has begun well - may I take this opportunity to wish you all a beautiful year and may it be as carefree as the emotions I hope you experience on seeing this little girl on the swing! What nicer and more enjoyable pastime could there be, I ask you!
This little stitchie is one from a lovely book my daughter bought me at Christmas time - 'Little Stitches' by Aneela Hoey - I'm sure some of you are familiar with the book which really is rather gorgeous and contains over 100 such sweet patterns. I will do an update on my new books at another time as the collection seems to have expanded somewhat just recently!
Before I go any further I really want to express my heartfelt thanks to wonderful 'bloggy' friends for the kindness and care I have received over the past months since beginning Joyjinkscreations blog, and especially more recently for cards, messages, emails and gifts received which have truly warmed my heart and brightened my life! THANK YOU!
A short while ago I had the good fortune to win a lovely Vintage Poster from here which delighted me no end, but, can you imagine my pleasure and surprise when the poster arrived and along with it came another package from this same sweet girl! Take a look at these lovely goodies that J has sent me, and then do take a look at her lovely blog and see some of the other creations she so cleverly produces.
Yeah, I know there are a few pics here but I couldn't help myself and wanted to give you lots of views! Don't you love the little felt balls and hearts and those sweet little buttons in the centres of the pretty flowers; and of course I now also have some lovely pieces of fabric to work with and keep me busy.
Thank you so much J - your gifts have brought me such delight!
Although there have been all sorts of goings-on during the last four weeks since I posted, I have still managed a little bit of crafty time here and there! Gingerbread Men have been popular around our blogging community and I couldn't resist any longer so bought some felt in the appropriate colours and satisfied my interest and need to have a couple of these little fellows for myself! Thank you especially to my lovely friend FB here for inspiration and encouragement!
A few new little Amigurumis flew off the hook - although I haven't done much in this line for a while I do still enjoy them - and of course a little bit of stash was used up too which is always a good thing for then the possibility of a fresh supply of yarn comes closer!!! Shhhhh!
Have a look at this gorgeous little Kitty in a Basket that my daughter Tracy crocheted for me . . . .
sorry the pic is not as clear and defined as it should be - I don't know whether to blame the camera or myself but then, "a bad workman always blames his tools", doesn't he? Isn't he the sweetest little kitty!
I don't want to overload with pics but must show you our night sky . . . . this was a couple of weeks ago . . . . reminds me of a watercolour painting doing its own thing . . . .
. . . . and this was last night . . . . magnificent mother nature . . . . how could we not be eternally grateful for the beauty surrounding us . . . . .
. . . and lastly a look at my Playgirl Rose a couple of weeks or so ago . . . before J pruned everything in sight; but it's alright - there will be new flushes of colour coming up soon!
And that's it until next time my friends - I wish you all well and may I just borrow a wee bit from
'A Celtic Prayer':
Deep peace of the running waves to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
With my love,