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February 06, 2011

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Dorothy Hermes

Hi, Lucy--

Would like to say thank you for all your hooky projects & wonderful photos. Alas, I hesitate to do too much "thanking" because I have done some horrific damage to my bank account buying & ordering yarn for some of your projects. My dd & granddaughter have expressed strong feelings about your pillow covers. My entire year will be filled crocheting Christmas gifts I fear! Love your work & please keep the patterns coming. I feel so hooky happy with each new post of yours!

jo

you made my day (again) with your post! thank you, thank you, thank you, xo, jo

PinkCat

I really can't out what the deal is with calendars having pictures with ironing boards in. I had one last year which was exactly the same. No matter how quite and vintage it looks it's still a horrible chore.

At least you have had so many nice things to enjoy. February looks very bright and breezy for you! x

Heather

cor blimey yes it's windy! Every morning that I wake up and the roof is still attached to the house I feel so grateful.
By the way I got me some old bottles, hurrah! Trying to drag Andy along later to buy me a wooden chest, hmmm, he's not convinced so far!
xxxxx

katja

the new wool has got a nice little shine in it which makes it wonderful for a shawl or wrap(as you said before) its lovely!
best wishes from katja

Susanne Tyree

I say "Good Morning Lucy!" I can smell that hyacinth clear over here in the states. Yes, they do smell heavenly. Last year I bought one for my friend's birthday and treated myself to one as well. We both planted them outside. There is 3 feet of snow over those buried bulbs now. It may be till July before we even see the ground with all the snow we have. It is good that your children have a healthy interest in books. You can go anywhere you want in books. They say if the parents read, then so will the children. I use to love reading to my girls. They are readers, seldom without a book within their reach. I still want to thank you for "sparking" my interest in doing the bloggy thing. I have not forgotten that yours was the first blog that I set my eyes upon. I have several followers now and they are all so very lovely indeed! It has become a joy to come and see what these new friends have been up to. I hope they all think of me as a faithful friend :)

Kimberly Roberts

cant wait to see what your new project produces :)
will you be sharing the pattern for the granny blanket with the sweet little flowers?

berit

love the scents of hyacinths too :-) and the colors of your new project.. the yarn looks wonderful :-)

best regards from Tromsø, Norway :-)

Andrea at Apples and Pears

Hi Lucy, I usually have hyacinths each year but didn't this year for some reason and have really missed them. I can smell them now just by looking at your pics. Mr Gum is fantastic, by the way! xxx

Sandee

Aren't we all so different? I LOVE to iron and wash and hang my clothes to dry. In winter, they dry in front of our wood burning stove. I believe my love for these chores is the memories I have of helping both grandmothers and Mom doing the above. I loved it and still do.

claudia w

You just make life in the attic pop for us all. I would love to be there with you and the LP!
Love all of your colors, they all make me smile, and that is a good thing to start my day off with.
Have a wonderful day all snuggled up.

hayley

Another pretty and colourful post, just the job on a gloomy febuary afternoon!
xxx

Linzi - Vintage Jelly

Oooo I love that yarn...I want to dive in and brush it against my face to see how soft it is (does anyone else do that?!). I have recently found your blog and am a new follower but I love it already! I feel very inspired by it. I am also new to crochet but have made a few things. They will soon be appearing on my (also new!) blog, www.vintagejelly.blogspot.com

Karin

I love hyacinths too.
Good idea to tie them together with a wonderful ribbon!
Can't wait for more about your new project. Looks great!
~X~ Karin

BodilE

That yarn looks really yummy, I can't wait to see what you are making with it! The sneek peak looks very promising though :) Have a wonderful evening, hope it brings you some nice hooky time!

Toni-marie

Because of you, Lucy, my home is now filled with hyacinth bulbs. My 4 year old daughter and i went 'second hand' shopping last week for pots and strolled to the market to find some bulbs. We had such a great time filling old jars and our 'new' pots with soil and burying our hyacinth bulbs inside! They are carefully watered and talked to everyday by my daughter, and her much older siblings daren't go anywhere near them from the fear that she is sooooo protective of them she would shout! I haven't long found your blog but i have enjoyed it so so much and have already conquered 2 projects of yours! Even my 16 year old sits and waits for your updates. Thank you Lucy!

louise

Wow my Dad lives near Sherbourne and we are due for a weekend visit soon :0)
I'm sure he would enjoy a trip to the shops while we are there.
Thanks for sharing and spreading smiles

Emma

I discovered this week that, shockingly, Pancake Day isn't until 8th March!!! No pancakes in February this year, and a month to wait!

Adele

I loved hyacinths too, but in my mid 40s found that suddenly they made my eyes and nose run: instead I look for cheap tulips/daffs to buy to enjoy. Am enjoying looking at pictures of hyacinths instead!! I had great success with planting out my old indoor ones - some still flowering outdoors after 10 years.

Fiona

I love hyacinths too Lucy, but in my home they all grow proper wonky, smell lovely though :-)
Ironing on the bed *gasps* how do you get a crease .....LOL !!
Thank you for sharing the link to Home Sweet Home, so many nice stuffies and thingys xxx
I love February cos it always promises a hint of spring xxxxxx
Hugs Fee xxx

Jacquie

Hi Lucy , love the peak at your latest project. so pretty . I would love a utility room too, mega amounts of washing to sort here ( I don't actually iron anything !oooh the shame )
Boys love amazon orders , but I generally end up reading to them :0)
Jacquie x

debbie

Lucy,

Just for a minute I decided that I couldn't like you anymore when I saw that utility room! Then I realized it was from a calendar and was relieved to know that I could like you again :) Happy you are having a colorful and cozy winter! Enjoy!!

Jennifer

I just recently bought some hyacinth's from the grocery store as well, as it is nowhere near spring here, I needed a bit of cheering up. Beautiful bag that your yarn is in, very pretty.

Cindy

Hyacinths...one of my favorite. They do smell wonderful. I love the laundry room pic. I have a laundry room but it certianly doesn't look like that! Can't wait to see what your package was you got in the mail. Isn't getting real mail fun! Your crocheted stuff is absolutely wonderful. You have a way with color. Love it.

Cindy Bee

Hazel

I have an idea who sent you the paper crane ;-) but have no idea what you have got! Love the new project. Pretttttyyyyy. xx

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