Monday, 31 January 2011

Plans Approved! Woohoo!

We found out last week that we have been granted permission to carry out the work on our house. It's taken a while but hopefully things will get moving now.

Happy Monday everyone x x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Hand-knitted jumper from mum x x

One of my favourite presents I received this Christmas was a beautiful hand-knitted jumper from my mum. It's made from a Rowan pattern in their 100% pure wool Scottish Tweed yearn. It's soooo cosy! Thank you mummy!! x x

Friday, 21 January 2011

Friday Photo

Another animal shot today - my parents' gorgeous little terrier, Tala keeping cosy next to the Aga.

There's snow forecasted here this weekend! I'll be keeping warm next to the fire with my knitting.

Have a cosy weekend x x

Friday, 14 January 2011

Friday Photo

Our two cats enviously looking in at us from the cold as we tucked in to our Christmas dinner.

(They are named 'The Black One' and 'The Other One'! Can you guess which is which?)

Have a great weekend x x

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Handmade Christmas

Sticking to my Challenge of the Utmost Kind proved difficult at Christmas time. A few of my presents were handmade but I ended up making a last minute purchase of a shirt on Christmas Eve for my husband after I made a mess of the scarf I was knitting for him. It's a lovely shirt and something he needed. I feel a little bit guilty.... but not too much.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to take pictures of all of the things I made. The only thing I did photograph was this star garland which I made for my mum. The pattern for the stars is from Michelle at The Royal Sisters and I had the idea of making it into a garland from Tina at Rubies' Place. The stars are made from hemp which I bought here.

It's such a lovely feeling giving someone a handmade gift and this is a tradition I think I'll continue even when my challenge is over.

Monday, 10 January 2011

A Wonderful Year

Happy New Year everyone! I'm back fully refreshed and recharged after a wonderfully fun and relaxing holiday in Scotland.

I'd like to start off the New Year by saying thank you to all of my followers who have supported me over the past year and to welcome all of my new followers. When I started my blog I never believed that so many people would actually read what I write. You continue to inspire me with such an amazing variety of blogs and I love hearing from you all.

2010 was an extremely happy year for me. Here's a little re-cap of what I got up to.........

We started off the year snowed in on the farm in Scotland

In February we managed to save some beautiful blue and white tiles from the kitchen in our house.

In April our house became officially ours after my husband's aunt signed it over to us.

In May I did some sewing for a special wee baby.

We knocked down a wall in June exposing a beautiful archway in our kitchen.

I posted about my wedding invitations in July.

In August we got married!

In September we celebrated our marriage for the second time with family and friends in Italy.

We got stuck into work on the house in October and I embarked upon a Challenge of the Utmost Kind.

In Novemeber I learned how to crochet.

We finished off the year back in snowy Scotland for another cosy family Christmas.

It's truly been an unforgettable year and now we have many more exciting plans to look forward to in 2011.

I wish you all the best for a happy and healthy year.

Lots of love

Sarah Elizabeth x x