and another year begins! (catch up)

Hello everyone!  I’ve been a bit quiet, simply because we were enjoying some family time with Mr & Mrs Tattoo, who we hadn’t seen in over 12 months.   They’ve left now though, so the house is quiet once more . . . and I’ll be getting back into my normal routine.

I’m not making any resolutions this year. I’ll just be doing what I fancy, when I fancy.  As the new year begins, I have two cross stitch projects on the go, plus one knitting project on my needles.  And some ideas bouncing around in my head for up-coming projects, which will be revealed as they happen.

I forgot to do a December egg-count . . .

so, using photo from last month, I can say that hens were in fine fettle for December and laid a total of 101 eggs !!!!

Restoration work was completed on the church Saint Georges, just before the festive season.  Following photos taken on 23rd December – just look at that blue sky!!

 

I finished a diamond painting.

and I can also reveal some secret crafting that happened in December.

a set of six placemats designed and made especially for my brother-in-law.  I don’t think I need to add that he is of Greek descent lol.  Suffice it to say, he was thrilled to bits with these.

Three pairs of mittens flew off my crochet hook (using the pattern by Loopy Mabel, but adding a thumb).

in Stylecraft Special DK (petrol blue, grey & black) for sister-in-law, niece and friend.

and a scrappy placemat for the same friend.

8 thoughts on “and another year begins! (catch up)

  1. Happy New Year, and so glad you had such a great time. I adore those place mats. My Mother in Law was Greek and I am very very tempted by those place mats myself. Very sensible to have no big plans, life has a habit of chucking surprises at us.

  2. I’m glad you had a chance to catch up with family this holiday season. We finally got to see our eldest granddaughters this year too. Still haven’t met the newest grandchild in person though. I hope you have a happy and prosperous 2022! (Your hens look delightfully fluffy by the way.)

    • were only able to enjoy the company of eldest son & his ladyfriend. Haven’t seen the ones in England or grand daughter in over 2 years now!

  3. Welcome back and Happy New Year! The Church looks lovely now and I like the crafting you did. It must have been a real treat to meet up with family again and no wonder blogging didn’t get a look in! There is so much uncertainty that I think you are very sensible to avoid making too many plans. I shall look forward to hearing what transpires.

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