Friday, 30 December 2016

Happy New Year!

Season's Greetings! Hope you've had a wonderful time, however you've spent it.

We've had a very nice Christmas - our little boy is 3 (but only just) so although I don't think he fully understands the whole concept of Christmas, he's getting the idea! It's all been very exciting and fun for him, and that's the best thing about it really. 

My partner Chris and I decided to cut back on the presents that we get for each other, but I was very happy with what he got me (from the list I gave him 😉).

Since we weren't spending much, I thought an easy thing for him to buy would be stitch markers, if I gave him a few ideas to choose from. I've already got quite a lot - some plain, some fancy - but I like the idea of having a 'collection'. These are my latest additions (sellers shown in photos):

Running Hares, and some nice extras

Cute kitties, but unfortunately I'm not sure who these are from...

Bit cheeky! But funny, and another cute extra, which Chris nearly kept for himself (he's a beekeeper)

Useful hook size markers, these are probably the sizes I use the most
Like I said, not much this year as we'd agreed, but I'm very happy with these (he did get me some choccies too). It's my birthday in January so there may be more to come?

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So, it's almost 2017 - what are your hopes / dreams / plans for the New Year? 2016 certainly seems to have given us a bit of a battering, hasn't it? I hope next year is a bit gentler on everyone. 

I finally decided to call time on my previous blog, and just focus on this one in future, although I'm not sure how much blogging I'll do. I seem to be constantly torn between wanting to give up social media (blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for good, and wanting to stay in touch with the people and things I'm interested in. I think next year I just need to cut down on internet stuff, and spend more time doing the things I really enjoy, like crochet and reading. But I say that every year, ha!

I haven't done any crochet for ages actually - all my spare time seems to have been either preparing for Christmas, or just being too tired to do anything else. I think I've lost my 'crojo' at the moment, but I'm hoping it'll come back once everything gets back to 'normal'.

Anyway, I think that's all for now. I hope you have a very happy start to 2017!

Bye for now, and happy hooking! xx