Tuesday 11 January 2011

Happy flowers and an Anniversary Celebration!

It has been very dark here in the North of England over the last few days
and so I have been using the time to reorganise my ever growing collection
of patterns, yarns, vintage fabric, beads, threads, books and magazines.....
(Yes, it is that time of year again and the years do pass by too quickly!)
I have started to use more of the
tins to store my ever expanding supply of craft materials.
Lots of very pretty, happy flowers.
Just what is needed in these dark Winter days in England!
Of course, during this time I succumbed to my usual habit of rediscovering
 old patterns and remembering with nostalgia the events surrounding each project
(choosing the pattern, purchasing the latest yarns and most of all the lovely company
and conversations that took place while knitting away)
I have lots of patterns from my earlier knitting days in the '80's
which I must share with you when I have chance to scan the photographs.
Looking back, I seem to have been particularly taken by beautiful, soft mohair yarn
as I have so many patterns!
In my teens I became a serious knitter and
would often begin a project and decide I wanted to wear it the following weekend, 
which resulted in me knitting with utmost determination into the early hours to get it finished.
I am quite surprised now, as I look back, just how many projects I completed
 and that was the start of my real love and understanding of this wonderful craft.
These days I like to work at a slightly slower, more peaceful pace!
Now for some
MJT Celebration News!
As the first anniversary of launching my blog passed by over
Christmas 2010
I have decided to have a little celebration over next weekend.
Just enter the coupon code below at checkout
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th January 2011
to receive 25% discount off your MJT PDF knitting pattern in
my ETSY shop

 Time for tea and cakes...

......then back to work

Take care happy crafters until next time


  1. Hey, zo wat heb jij een vrolijke frisse blog leuk om naar te kijken. ga je volgen.

    Kom beslist nog weer es aan!
    Gr stina

  2. Congratulations, with you 1 year blog anniversary! It looks like you've always bin there.

  3. Congratulations on the anniversary. I'd love to see some of your early projects. I wish I'd taken photos of some of mine. Like you, when I was younger, I couldn't wait to finish a project and get on to the next one. I worked much faster than I do now. I like to savor each one now.

  4. Congratulations on your first year of blogging. What a beautiful blog you have. I realy LOVE your patterns, but unfortunately I can't knit.
    Greetings Ester

  5. I LOVE!!!! those tins...........maybe I will have to move to England to get some ;)

  6. Those tins look very Cath Kidstony! I love them. Congrats on the one year of blogging. I didn't realise this blog was so young. You've done a really good job with it and I love reading it.
    Pandora's Basket

  7. Love,love your blog!!!!

    Hugs ,Leny

  8. Thank you for all your lovely comments,
    Susan x

  9. I love your blog, and Candy bear! I'm your
    newest follower :)
    Hugs & Blessings
    ~*~ Wendy ~*~

  10. Hi Susan, congratulations on your first blogyear! And thank you for your comment on creJJtion; how funny to know we both have a Bernina, haha. Good to hear that you enjoy working on it so much! Have a great Sunday, love Maaike