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Thursday, 31 January 2013

BACK AGAIN . . .


Sorry, I've been AWOL again but too many horrible emotional things happened last year and I've just needed some more time to get back on track again!  It's funny when you've been on that so often quoted 'emotional rollercoaster', it leaves you not quite knowing who or what you are and priorities all change place on your Agenda!  I'm not the first, I won't be the last and I know things will fall back into place!

Enough of the doom ~ let me wish you all a somewhat belated HAPPY NEW YEAR and I hope you all had a great Christmas and enjoyed all your festivities.  I expect you're all fed up with looking at pictures of the fluffy white stuff  BUT you have to admit it was sooooo pretty . . . 


So many bad things happened last year that I never got round to showing you the work we had done in the back garden, our horrible black iron railings and uneven patio slabs were all removed and instead we now have wooden ones and matching decking with sunken in lights all round it . . .



The wooden pergoda matches too . . .


BUT this is the best part ~ my new sewing room . . .


There is a stone path that leads down to it and you just might be able to see the edge of more decking which again has pretty sunken lights.  We've put an enormous corner sofa in there with all my favourite cushions, a big fluffy rug and in the corner is a TV so I can watch all my craft programmes and listen to my favourite music in peace (visitors by appointment only)!!!
It has electricity and heating which can be set on a timer so lovely and toasty for first coffee break of the day, I can take the bunnies down there with me and we positioned it to give maximum light and be just perfect for sewing . . .


These are my recent finishes, one before Christmas, one during Christmas and 3 since ~ all need to be finished into wall hangings, flat folds, pillows and as and when they are I will show you the before and after and all the finer details!

This is my current project . . .


I would fall of my chair if any of you knew what it was and I shall keep you in suspense until there's a bit more to show!!!

Thank you to all of you that have stuck by me and been patient, many of you were not and it's so disheartening when the 'followers' number keeps going down.  I have not been actively reading posts so please don't take it to heart if I've not visited you, I'm back now and looking forward to a happier year ahead.

Thanks for stopping by
HAPPY STITCHING
xxx

25 comments:

Vickie said...

WOW!! Sooooooo jealous! That is some kind of sewing room! Your yard looks just gorgeous. Good for you. Oh I hope you have a cheery, wonderful day.

stitcheranon said...

What a lovely sewing room...and snow too..very jealous lol. Glad you are back: happy new year!

Catherine said...

Wow!! What a fantastic sewing room!! I love and I want one!!!
Everything n your backyard looks great ~ you'll have to be sure to show is some pics on the spring!

Carol said...

Oh, Jane--that sewing room is WONDERFUL!! I am so envious!! It looks light-filled and comfy--just perfect for a crafter... Great new projects you've stitched--I do hope this new year is brighter and better for you and your family :)

Pam in IL said...

Your sewing room looks like a perfect escape! Love all your finishes too. You're right, I have no idea what your current WIP is, lol.

Wishing you a bright, joyful Happy New Year!

Shebafudge said...

Oh wow, what a great sewing room. I am so so jealous!

Glad to see you back again. I'm trying to guess what your new project is.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How wonderful to have a sewing room!!!! It will be gorgeous to stitch in! Could you tell me where the adorable little iced mocha snowman pattern came from?? I love it!!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow that is some sewing room Jane. I was going to email you but like you, its been a bit up and down for me too, but I thought about it last week sorry. I am SO GLAD you are back and I look forward to seeing your stitching. Nothing wrong with pillows lol. Gorgeous finishes.

Teresa said...

Believe me I know first hand how life can get in the way. Our last year was not so great either and it took me awhile to get back into blogging.
Love your little retreat room. I would love to fly across the pond and make an appointment to come and sit with you.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Barb said...

Hello Sweetie, How good to see you back, I have missed you and Tilly and Oscar of course. Hope all those horrid times are behind you . Now I need to ask a favour please may I have an appointment to view that wonderful sewing room and your lovely garden.lol. Beyond me I am afraid but oh how lovely it would be.
Look forward to seeing how you finish your finishes as your finishing is fabulous.
Take care loads of hugs and for the furry ones.

Stress Less said...

I want one too! How amazing is your sewing room. I don't think I'd ever want to leave. Hope this year is better for you. Last year was very difficult for me as well.

Deborah said...

That is way more than a stitching room. It's a little stitching house! Awesome. Great finishes.

Kate said...

Glad to have you back. That is one amazing sewing room!

cucki said...

Hiiiii glad to see your back ...very sweet sewing room...it is looking so cuteeee...
Very pretty finishes :)
Big hugs x

Karen said...

I want one!!!! Your little stitching nook looks so warm and inviting. Would love to have something like that. Great finishes... happy stitching....

Mouse said...

ohhhhhh hope I don't have to book too far in advance to come and see you and stitch in that fab room :) love the settings and the pagoda is gorgeous .... sooooo jealous heheheh..
love your wee finishes and it looks like a santa to me a bent creek one ???
love mouse xxxxxx

P.J. said...

The sewing room of ALL sewing rooms!! Welcome back!

Myra said...

I have missed you! Boy, if I ever venture across the pond I am definitely making an appointment to sit in that sewing room :o)

Maggee said...

oooohhhh... what a Great sewing room! Love love love it!! You and the bunnies will enjoy much time there, I venture to say. Love all your finishes, and recognize a couple of them from MY stash... but not your current one... yet... It will bump around in my brain a while now... Glad you will be back to blogland! Hugs!

Valma said...

ho my ! everybody dreams of such a room =D
So great
enjoy
welcome back =)
and you bring with you sweet pieces
well done =)
big hugs
xxx

Cath said...

Happy New Year. Good to see you back.
Lovely stitching. I am so jealous of your stitching room, it looks amazing .XXX

Annette said...

Finally I can comment.
Sorry was too ill.
I'm hoping your beeing better, hope all the terrible things are behind you!!
Beautifull pictures you have made!!
Really wonderfull
Have fun with your stitches!!
They are looking good

Mindi said...

The yard looks lovely, but I'm green with jealousy over your new stitching room!

Maureen said...

Loving the sewing room - can we have some interior shots though - I'm dead nosy lol!!

Anne said...

Jane! It's nice to read a post from you and I wouldn't have left you anyways!! I hope this year will be better for you. It looks like it's off to a good start with that AMAZING sewing room!! Wow lucky gal!! Your winter garden is just so beautiful. I could stare at it all day. Lovely little stitches you made and I can't wait to see your finishes!!

Hugs