Happy New Year!!

How wonderful to start the new year with a fantastic storm and a good bucketing of rain! The garden is being gently coaxed back to it's pre - heat glory and the birds are singing again.
My motto is - if it's too hot to drink tea and sew, then it's too hot altogether!

I enjoyed my week off from blogging and am looking forward to seeing what you've all been up to.
I finished this bear in the nick of time for Christmas, he is now snuggled in one of the girl's beds.
He is made from lovely soft velour and stuffed with wool. I knitted his scarf from organic yarn. He's really cuddly. A tip for scarf making for toys - sew them on, or you'll forever be re - tying them!

I don't tend to celebrate the new year, I think some people go a bit overboard. I don't make so called "resolutions" either, but I do think it's a good time for assessing and making new goals.
So.. I do have a lot of goals, hopes and dreams for this year, many of which I'll be sharing with you along the way.

Thanks for reading :)


zofia said...

Happy New Year to you Kelly!
May it be a wonderful year for you with your beautiful family.
That bear looks very cute and snuggly!

The Handmaden said...

Hi Zofia,
I reckon it's about time you started your own blog, what do you think?

Gill - That British Woman said...

Happy New Year to you, still 2009 here, looking forward to 2010.

Gill in Canada

willow and moo said...

Happy New Year Kelly!

The bear is just too adorable!

ayelet(nishale) said...

Happy new year to you and to all your family and friends!

The illustration I have send to you returned to me! and I lost your mail, please write to me again so I will send it to you again, I so wanted it to arrive to you for x-mas....
here is my mail-nishi@bezeqint.net
hugs and wishes from here!

posiepatchwork said...

Well Happy New Year to you too Kelly!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Always fabulous to meet a fellow mother of 4 - mine are all in primary school now so i cherish the school holidays with them around me again 24/7. How lovely you have a new baby in your house, i love babies . . . stop by again soon, love Posie

Antique Rose Designs said...

Happy New Year Kelly. We really needed that rain but I felt sorry for all the people that were out for New Years Eve especially for the fireworks in the city. We are having some great weather this week. Fantastic about your weight loss keep it up. I will be posting about mine again in about 4 weeks let me know how you go by then. Take care Carol

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