Hello my Dear Friends! This date 1.1.11 looks really good! Let’s hope it brings good luck for all this year!!!
I’m so so so happy and amazed how much I have got lovely and sweet wishes and comments these last days!!! It has been so wonderful! Before the Christmas time I didn’t know what to expect from this festive time…perhaps every one is busy with their families, cookings etc. But there has been quite much ‘traffic’ in blogland and I have enjoyed that because our Christmas time is quite peaceful at home.
Yesterday, the last day of the last year, I was thinking what photo would be nice for that post. I wanted something colourful because I know that all we love colours and they give us happyness, joy, energy and inspiration to create! I remembered that shawlet which came in the Christmas packet…
I’m sorry that I misslead you and you thought I have made it, but it’s made by my mother long long time ago! Yesterday I didn’t want to write anything else except thanking you!!! and I didn’t say anything for the shawlet…
Today I like to tell you something about this shawlet. My mother was very colourful and creative person! She made that kind of crochet crafts, shawlets, blankets, jackets etc. when I was a child. Till now this was in Finland and now my father sent it to me! It is sort of ‘anticue’ piece and now I should try to repair it a little bit. I think it may be about 30 years old. I’m happy to be able show it to you!
Yesterday evening when we were preparing ourselves for going out, Nelli chose the most comfortable place to spend the mid night and ‘change her year’! My bed with the most soft blanket!
In the evening before leaving out, I had some time for my crafts. These days between Christmas and New Year, I have continued the quilt ‘Finnish Forest’. I begun to make also a cushion to match with the blanket…
January is a special month for me – I love January even it’s often the coldest month! It’s My month with my lucky number 14!!! And this year it’s even more special…in fact I don’t know why we say like that…it’s not special at all…I don’t dare to say that loud…
Still I like to think that perhaps this year is going to be special! Usually we don’t make promises for the new year, but now I was thinking that I shall try be more creative and use my imagination as well as possible…
… thank you for helping me to make that happen! Now I go to enjoy the rest of the evening in my armchair front of the telly with the forest blanket…it’s so nice to work with because it warms me already even it’s not finished!
Before I go I like to say that I’m soooo happy to hear that everyone has been so impressed with the Stylish Blogger Award! It will be so nice to read all your posts!
HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR SISTER!
I have obviously wished you all the happiness and hugs and lots of love already by our privet emails, but I just read your latest blog and thought of writing a comment for everyone to see.
I am so, so, so proud of you!!!
You have made such a fantastic thing with this blog and it gives us all so much joy to read it, and see the wonderful photos, every time! WELL DONE!!!
Could I be “the little bird” now…?
Not to give away too many details, if you don’t wish so,
but this January 2011, 14th to be exact, is a great day to have a celebration on your honour my dear sister!
Sorry for not being able to be there that day with you, but we will certainly be thinking of you fondly and wishing you all the best, happy birthday, and lots of love that day!
Oups, did everyone happen to guess what special day that 14th of January 2011 is…?!
Hugs and lots of love!!!
Your Finnish Forest quilt is really lovely. I’m going to try quilting this year for the first time. I’m not sure what to make yet, but I like to see what everyone else in blogland is making and hope to find inspiration soon! I’m not sure I can make a large blanket – maybe something smaller to start.
Wishing you and your family all the best for a happy, healthy 2011!
Hello there Teje! Your Forest Blanket is very beautiful. The shawlette made by your mother is also very beautiful. What a lovely story. I like the photo of the shawl and Nero. Wishing you a very happy and creative 2011. Ros and Oscar
Good Morning Teje! That is a lovely story of your shawl…isn’t it funny how sometimes things are a little misunderstood and a little untangling of stories has to happen….just my musing there! Your forest is growing, it has a real depth of colour there, just like a big pine forest!
Have a great day.
I am so happy there’s something to await for you in January, Teje! We have no birthdays or even name-days to celebrate in Jan in our family, and I’ve always considered it as almost the worst month of the year 😉 but now with all these fun and joyful blogs to read it will be so different!
Have a wonderful first week of 2011 and I’ll see you often here and mine!
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