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Happy New Year to each one of you

Well – here we are in 2018. I do trust that this will be a really special year for you, my friends. I hope you have some lovely plans for the year, which you will see come to pass.

My workdesk hasn’t seen a huge amount of action yet this year – but I did sit down yesterday and make lots of thankyou cards – then wrote my letters. Batch-make, I’m afraid, simple, but hopefully acceptable to the recipients! Apart from that, all I have done is put my crafty presents on the desk ready to find a home for them!

I am SO looking forward to making that robin kit! I love playing with felt! Some dies, ribbon, cord, and a punch. My family decided that Nain (that’s me – a Welsh Grandma) needed to have a stocking from Santa this year!! Filled with some lovely fun items – each member of the family had chosen one item! The three bigger dies were from Mr and Mrs D – love that wise men die! Have borrowed Mrs D’s in the past…

Told you the cards were simple! Each one was slightly different – coloured card, size, border…

Having spent a few days with my whole family, my younger daughter gave me this glorious blanket crocheted by her MIL, to send to Uganda. She had been really busy on our behalf… because…

… yes, she had also knitted this lovely cardigan for one of the children! Some months back she had asked if I had “any spare wool” that needed knitting up! Well, I ask you, fancy asking that of a crafter! Of course there was wool in my stash! So, I put together a lovely big bag of wool – and bingo! Blankets, jumpers, cardigans – all set for Uganda. Thank you Sue!!!

So, that’s me, my friends. Not really terribly active yet after a lovely Christmas break. But – I have to stir my stumps pretty smartish now! I spoke with the owners of the hotel in church on Sunday. They have a conference coming in the 2nd week of February – and would like a rack full of cards! That means at least 60… Hmm! May be buried under the usual mound of clutter by next week, then!!!

Take care my friends. God bless you in 2018.


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    Kyla aka Lilpidge
    ooh yes that Robin felt kit does look good. I had to laugh at your statement about being asked if you had any spare wool!!!! Oh that did strike a chord and I don’t even knit, yet seem to have a lot of wool too!! Thanks for visiting my desk already Kyla #4
    Sun, 07 Jan 2018 18:01:23

    Oh can definitely see a robin theme going on there. How lovely to get crafty things in a stocking. I made a few thank you cards too, will show them next week. Love the cardi, my fave colours….. Now where did I put that list?????????? Thanks for the visit, sorry for the delay in replying BJ#15
    Sat, 06 Jan 2018 22:04:59

    Sarah Brennan
    Happy New Year Margaret and thanks for visiting. I have that wise Men die as well, it is excellent. Love the thank you card, it is clean and simple and does what it says on the tin lol. Good luck sorting all the cards for church! Sarah #6
    Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:22:06

    Claire Grantham
    Hi Margaret and Happy New Year to you! Thanks for the visit. I am going to enjoy the forced time off, today I am at my desk, such a treat, day time desk action. LOVE the blanket. You are going to be busy with the 60 card order!! Can’t wait to see them. Clairex #26
    Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:36:29

    Kim Y
    Happy belated WOYWW. Just getting some time to visit around. I love your gifts and simple thank you cards; and any knitting talent amazes me! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by. -K #32
    Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:57:18

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Hi there dear Margaret, Yes time is flying … missed Wed somehow! so here a day late…great cards and wonderful knitting for Uganda… happy making 60 cards… enough to take my breath away. New stash i too adore that wise men die .. well done robin just lovely too. Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #37
    Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:12:47

    My goodness – that blanket and sweater are so pretty. I really like simple cards. Your stash looks very inviting. Happy New Year. April #19
    Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:39:00

    Hi Margaret, now I am feeling guilty as I have loads of wool rovings just waiting for me to make something and I’ve just not got round to it. I look forward to seeing your finished robin. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and a very Happy New Year, Angela x15x
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:40:29

    What a lovely idea, having a stocking that everyone put something in! It must have been such fun opening that. The knitting is gorgeous, too. Thank you for your lovely comment so full of blessings and encouragement! We are getting there, slowly, and I have to keep remembering that I have all the resources of the Creator of the Universe at my disposal, and to stop trying to do everything in my own strength!! As you say, it’s hand in hand with Jesus (and my hubby of course!) and take it step by step. There’s still a load to do but it will all come together eventually. Happy WOYWW and a very happy New Yea full of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, Shoshi x
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:36:25

    Didn’t they do well, what a great stocking! I too like that Wise Men die, haven’t seen it before! The cards may be simple but they look great, and are as effective as any complicated design, and lets face it, yoU need to get the thank you’s out sooner rather than later. And sounds like it’s as well you’ve cleared that responsibility, you’re going to be busy again! my word, just 60 or so cards!!! happy New Year dear Gal. Xxxx
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:00:21

    Lovely crafty presents! My daughter tried out needle felting at the NEC last spring and bought a kit for a fox – it turned out really well – you’ll enjoy making the robin. Great to have the additions to the collection for Uganda – lovely bright colours. Thanks for visiting, Bernice #35
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:51:32

    I had quite a giggle about the wool – I swear my bag/drawer of wool grows all by itself – I can never get to the bottom of it! I took 8 twiddle mitts to the hospital yesterday but I reckon there is still enough left for another dozen!! Happy New year! xx Jo
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:43:31

    Hi Margaret, Oh that is awesome that your dd’s mil is helping use up the scraps in such a beautiful and useful way that has all the feels 🙂 Love your new toys too! Happy New Years! ~Stacy #27
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:37:06

    Hello Margaret. Thank you so much for popping by. I love that the family gave you a stocking and everyone chose something to put in. Wow 60 cards – you will be busy! At the moment i still can’t get into making anything. Hope that will soon change . I hope 2018 will be a good one for us all. Anne x #17
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:34:33

    Happy New year! Oooh the stocking idea is so lovely, such nice goodies too! Very lucky! Xxx
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:04:32

    Carol N
    Looks like some great goodies! Glad you had some family time! We spend Thanksgiving and Christmas alone as we live way too far from our children to get together. Beautiful blanket and cardigan! And sounds like quite a lot of creating coming up! God bless! Carol N #22
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:06:01

    Hi Margaret, Lovely blanket and cardi from your daughters mil. Good idea to make easy Thank You cards if you have a few to do. Have fun with your new stash. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #18
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:46:23

    Happy New Year to you my friend, may God bless you with good health and patience to work through all His Plans for you. Love the small thoughtful presents, they mean so much. Take care Christine #29
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:06:10

    Love all your new toys! You are going to be very busy over the next few weeks making 60 cards! Wow! And the children in Uganda are certainly going to enjoy their new sweaters and blankets as well! I look forward to seeing the Robin done! Have a wonderful 2018, Lindart #28
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:03:08

    Happy new Year !! You have made more than I have so far and the card looks pretty. Love your blanket gift , especially on a chilly day like today. Soojay 23
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:59:01

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret. Happy New year to you. How lovely to see the finished items from your ‘spare bad of wool. And my goodness 60 cards to make … I don’t think I could make so many in such a short space of time! Thank you for stopping by, and I will indeed enjoy using the Scan n Cut! Have a lovely week, Heather #11
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:45:13

    Hiya Margaret, I’m so glad that you had a fab Christmas with your family and bless them for deciding you needed a stocking. Quite right too!! Your had some fab crafty presents there, the dies will be so useful and that robin kit looks great fun. Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:09:09

    Hi Margaret, and a Happy New Year to you too. Lots of lovely presents, and the stocking idea was marvellous. And smashing that other family members get involved in your projects. Good luck with all those cards, but how great is it that they sell so well? Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:53:38

    Firstly let me wish you a very Happy New Year full of fun and friendship and let’s hope we can share it all together in this wonderful group we are part of. What a thoughtful family you have and what lovely gifts. I love the blanket and cardigan too. Hugs, Annie x #13
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:41:25

    As a crafter it is always satisfying to see our stash being put to good use. Enjoy making all those cards and I hope you get some time to sit back and enjoy the year. sandra de @10
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:10:01

    Lovely post! Happy new year to you! Showing all your new crafty bits and also all the lovely stuff your daughter made for children in Uganda! I still have lovely memories of our crop in Wales! Thank you so much for organizing it! Love and hugs, Cardarian
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:54:42

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year. I didn’t get any crafty pressies this year (my family all say that I can buy what I want anyway – but it does mean that the more expensive machines on my wish list remain on my wish list!). You reminded me that I need to get my thank you cards written. I think I will be using some ‘bought’ cards though. Lovely knitting and crochet. 60 cards! That will keep you busy. Ali x #9
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:44:30

    Ann Marshall
    Glad you had a good Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2018. Love the blanket & cardigan I have stopped knitted for Africa because of transport difficulties. Sometimes less is more and the thank you card is lovely. Anickoana#7
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:07:53

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Margaret! Love your stocking gifts!! Helen #3
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:33:59

    Happy New Year Margaret. Sounds as if you had a lovely Christmas with the family. Some lovely crafty gifts and what a lovely surprise to receive that knitted blanket and cardigan. Good luck with the cards for the hotel – perhaps we will see one another in this new year – Llandudno is a favourite place so no doubt we will be visiting. Hugs, Neet xx
    Wed, 03 Jan 2018 06:25:11

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