Saturday 14 January 2012

Big Thank-you's

Hello lovelies,
I'm feeling very lucky this week. I was so happy to win this cute little fella from Claire's giveaway a while back . He has winged his way from the other side of the world and landed on my doorstep.........

Isn't he gorgeous , he's a needle case and I'm sure he will come in very handy. Thank you again Claire...he is even cuter close up and just my colour :0).
 When I opened my parcel I was surprised and delighted to see Claire had sent extra,unexpected  handmade goodies.........

I love this little brooch so much . One day I would love to try free motion machine embroidery, but I doubt I would ever be this good at it .......

Do check out Claire's lovely blog "Sweet Birdy Love" It's an inspiring place :0)

The next thing that I've been thankful for this week is the sunshine ,and the early appearance of my crocuses.....

We've had a lot of sunshine over the last few days ,making the countryside look so pretty....

At home the low winter rays have been filling our home with light and I've moved my bulbs onto the mantle ,where my Amaryllis has started to flower.........

The flower heads are huge and really gorgeous ......

I've also revamped my mini bunting with some pretty CK papers  ....I was very happy with my Noel version but right now I'm loving the spring like prettiness of this version sooo much :0)..........

At the other end of my Mantle the tiny " tete a tete"  have been simply perfect........

I was totally surprised and delighted by all your wonderful comments and encouragement on my Kaleidoscope challenge. It really spurred me on to knuckle down and keep to my plan to finish this blanket by the end of this month. Can you see the piles of hexagons next to my chair.........

Here's a close up of then looking pretty  .........

Yes, I've completed all 100 hexagons and yesterday afternoon , started joining them together ...hurray !!!............

So a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for your enthusiasm :0)
Have a great weekend
Jacquie x


  1. Congrats on winning giveaway.

    Your hexagons look stunning so colourful and cheerful

  2. i really love the owl and free hand embroidery bird ;0) lovely treats!
    your home looks so cosy and with your springy blooms too- blissful!!!!
    love the chrochet hexies ;0)x

  3. Wow!! Your Amarilis is just gorgeous! How tall it grew!
    And I am loving the colours of your crochet.

  4. Your home is so lovely! I love the little flags and the postcard display too! What a sweet idea. I really can't wait to see that blanket finishes, though as you have said before, the piles of hexis do look lovely just on their own! :)x

  5. What a wonderful giveaway prize, I love the polka dot owl on the cloth.
    Your amaryllis looks so pretty, and the tiny bunting sets it off perfectly

  6. Hey Jacquie, isn't that Amaryllis amazing?........It looks like something out of Day of the Triffids!! Cute bunting too
    The Tete e Tete Daffs and Crocuses look so delicate, a harbinger of Spring......

    You have been busy finishing off your hexagons, I'm sure the blanket will look wonderful when it's completed.

    Hope you have a great weekend,

    Claire :}

  7. Beautiful spring happy colours in your home right now Jacquie, I love your sweet bunting, nothing not to smile at! As for your hexie marathon, well done, it's going to be sooooo worth it ad I can't wait to see your finished ta dah! You are such a crochet inspiration, Thank YOU xox

  8. I just found your blog today and enjoyed all the pretty things here, crocuses and crocheting! I added you to my blog list and hope that´s okey with you! Welcome to visit my blog as well when you have time!
    All the best for 2012!
    Ann-Charlotte in Sweden

  9. Super giveaway prize.
    Your amaryllis is much better than mie, all I've got is 2 leaves :-(
    The winter sunshine has been so welcome recently, certainly lifts the spirits.
    Happy joining together!

  10. oohhh i can't wait to see your blanket ;-)) Your bunting looks so sweet such a sweet idea. That little owl is lovely what a lovely little gift. Have a lovely week and happy sewing, dee xx

  11. Oh Jacquie what a lovely Springy post, that amaryllis is amazing and your jolly hexagons are delightful!

  12. What a lovely colouful post! Your amaryllis is beautiful! Also love the look of your hexagons, I still haven't finished mine which I started about 3 years ago, think some of the wool is out of circulation now too! Well done on your lovely gift, it's a very lovely prize!
    Much love, Julia x x x

  13. Oh I really need to get some amaryllis bulbs. Yours are beautiful

  14. Wow. Your photos and flowers are gorgeous. I loved seeing your photos...they are so vivid. It makes me long for spring:)


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