Friday, 4 January 2019

A New Year ...

...but first a quick look back....
Above are the posts which emerged for my #2018bestnine on Instagram
It seems that it was the 'Year of the Dolls, Bears and Cats'! 

My beautiful 2019 Calendar by

Gorgeous new book and yarn by
for my personal weekend projects

An array of Winter Jackets from the
PDF Knitting Pattern
These are always a fun way to use up sock yarn leftovers

Thank you everyone for the kind comments left here on the blog 
and the messages I received over the festive period.
It's always lovely to catch up at this time of year x


Do you have lots of new projects planned for 2019
or maybe you have a renewed determination to finish those still lingering from 2018?

I did my best to complete all unfinished personal projects before 
Christmas although still need to block my sweater and have a crochet blanket to 
complete which I hope to reacquaint myself with in the next couple of weeks
...I'm looking forward to picking up my hook again...
This week I've been tidying my photo library or at least have made a start.
I really need to make this a regular task through the year. 
I'm also reorganising my books of which I now have endless shelves full
(they just continue to grow!) and I hope to work out a better system so that I can 
find what I'm looking for at the time I actually need it!

...and of course, I'm enjoying making plans for new patterns...
...I have so many ideas whirling around...

This year also marks ten years of my ETSY shop!
It's hard to believe how those years have flown by.
totally unplanned, wonderful journey which I could never have predicted.
 As a thank you to everyone who has passed through those small doors
there will be some celebrations later in the year x


Finally, for those who have asked often over the years,
I'm now also planning to start a Facebook or Ravelry group (or maybe both)
I just need to do a little more research before making a final decision 🙃
If you have any opinions or suggestions I'd love to hear! x

My favourite view from our window over Christmas
...misty, tranquil and ever beautiful Lake Windermere...


Best Wishes
 for a Happy and Peaceful 2019 lovely blog friends

Back soon


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Shortbread and Ginger said...

Those little jackets are just so beautiful!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

So many pretty images Susan ... but those little jackets!! 😍
Wishing you a happy crafty new year!!
V xxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Liz..I do love to have a search through my sock yarn leftovers and see it turn into a little patterned jacket! ❤️

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Vivienne ..I'll look forward to more of your lovely company on Instagram too ❤️

Margie May said...

Always love seeing your work. The photography on your pages is so inspiring. Keep up the great work and enjoy lots of creative time in 2019

butterfly said...

Happy New Year .
Wonderful post , always so pretty.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Margie...Hope you've has a good start to the new year...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you and happy weekend xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH SUSAN! Your view, what a beautiful place!!!!! Your photos have always served as an inspiration to me on how to focus and get the full effect of depth of field. These are such enchanting photos of your craft, your passions. Thank you for adding magic to the world!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Dear Anita..thank you so much. It's always a joy to see your beautiful images on Instagram.
Best wishes in your new venture. I think 2019 is going to be full of all good things for you! xx

Marianne Coyne said...

Happy New Year, Susan! Congratulations on your Etsy shop anniversary. I'm not surprised you've done so well with it. I love your sweet knitting - the colors you play with creating delightful outfits for all your lovely dolls. When I see all the sweaters together, I imagine how sweet it would be to have all those sweaters in my own wardrobe. They look cozy and cheery. The view from your window is wonderful. I can imagine you taking a break with a cup of your favorite tea and lingering at the window daydreaming of the next patterns you'll create. Wishing you a prosperous and healthy 2019.

Marianne ♥

Adonna said...

Lovely pictures Susan. I’m excited if you start a group. I have more than one unfinished project from 2018. But due to back surgery I’ve been sidelined. But hoping 2019 will be more productive. I so look forward to your blogs. Happy New Year!!

Jane said...

Happy new year dear Susan. All your makes are so delightful. 10 years on that's a real achievement.,well done you! Have a fabulous 2019. Hugs xxx

Teresa Kasner said...

I sooo love your little people.. do you ever sell finished ones? What DO you do with all those adorable little sweaters?

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y*!*!* on your Etsy shop!!

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Marianne ..and yes, I would love to fill my wardrobe with so many colourful sweaters too...I still have a way to go! 🙃 Wishing you all good things in 2019 and thank you for your visits through the last year 💗xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Adonna...hoping you have a full recovery soon ..Best wishes for 2019 💞xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Jane...time just flies by, doesn't it?...Wishing you and family a happy and peaceful 2019 💞xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Teresa...the little jackets are usually on hangers in the magic cupboard ✨✨..I used to sell finished items and will do in the future when time permits ..💕xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful pictures. Have a happy new year.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Sandra...wishing you a very happy 2019 💞xx