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  • Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x




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October 07, 2010


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Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson

Good luck to you!!! My baby is 16 months old and he cried EVERY 20 MINUTES starting at 10:30 p.m. Friday night until 3 a.m. Saturday morning. OH MY Goodness. Living the tired as a mama is soooo hard. My heart goes out to you, and I hope both our teething babes get past this!

Wendy Wager

Hi Lucy,
Thanks for the beautiful rose pics, much appreciated. No advice - just BIRTHDAY GREETINGS! Have a lovely day tomorrow x


Dear Lucy,Take care, take it easy and count your blessingS! Still be keeping checking on you everyday...Tamara


Good for you Lucy. Take whatever time you need to recharge those batteries without a single twinge of regret. It's an important life lesson to learn about boundaries and keeping the Attic door closed for a while will do wonders. Wishing you lots of colourful rainbows of happiness. Bettina :-)


Glad to hear you are well. Enjoy your break. Hopefully the lil one stops cutting teeth soon. :(

Susanne Tyree

I have returned to your blog (second time since last evening)to check out that bag pattern and in the meantime have sat and read so many kind words from your captive audience, myself included. I am like a junkie, forgive me, and had never even seen a blog before yours. Then I discovered all the other blogs and it was like a candy store, I was in heaven. I discovered your archives, and OMG! But I want to say something to perk you up and cheer you a bit. I not only crochet, I also knit and I make quilts. I do other things as well and the list can go on and on. I am sure most of us know about a messy house. Heck, who wants to do housework when there is a new pattern and a bag of yarn, or a new batch of fabric to be cut into pieces. They say that a house is not a home unless you can write "I LOVE YOU" (in the dust) on the furniture. And my very favorite saying, "Write it on your heart, that the ones you love are life's most precious gifts." When my daughters were little I tucked all my hobbies away and they became my hobby. I commend you. Of all the millions of people on here I am so glad I found you. You make me want to blog as well. Maybe someday I will. Rest up dear Lucy. We will be here when the time is right again for you. God Bless You and your loved ones.

sharon stanley

ah yes....a needed break...it's one of the necessities of life....a good long break always ups the energy level....hope you enjoy all the good thoughts being sent your way as you re-energize....you are missed.


Life does that to us at times. I understand and know exactly what you mean. I come to read about your life because I want to live your life, to forget the things in my life that aren't so good even if just for a little while.

Take care of yourself, your little ones and your husband. Those are the things that really matter when it comes down to it.

MariAngel HUGS :)


Amen to that sentiment!


Lucy, we love your blog! Whenever you have time to write, we are happy. I cannot even imagine trying to balance all that you do~ no stresses! Hope all is well in the Attic<3

xo, brittni


I, too, am a highly optimistic and cheerful person who retreats to home and family when I need recharging or just to hide my blues. Yesterday was a particularly difficult day for me but I found great comfort contemplating how to make my first ripple blanket. I ended up coming back to your site and tutorial. When you need to retreat, know that I found solace in your past posts and I thank you so very much for that. My husband is still puzzling over how I would want to go shopping (yarn shop!) when I felt so ill. ;-)


I think many, many of us have been where you are now. As you say - it's your blog, so it reflects you as and when you want that for yourself. Look after you. :) x

Sarah (Brighton Breezy)

I've missed your wit and enthusiasm and yummy colours lately too, but a blog's a blog, Lucy, Life is Life.

Hope the skippity-s return soon, but in the meantime, please know we are always here lurking outside the attic door if you need us!

Chris @ Country Crafts

Just wanted to send you a very big hug Lucy. xxx
Chris at Country Crafts

Susanne Tyree

Ditto to all the above sentiments. Heavens girl, you take all the time you need to take care of you and your precious family. Sometimes we wear ourselves a bit thin trying to be all things to all people, so we need to stop and smell the roses, sit and play with our children and cuddle with a fretful baby. So what if the house is a mess, it is a home after all, a soft place to come to at the end of the day. All of us understand that sometimes there just isn't enough time to do everything we want to do, that doesn't make us bad people, just people who know our priorities. I think everyone here who loves you and your blog will be here waiting when you return. In the meantime I will crochet some more of those sweet pretty flowers....


Loads of love Lucy!!! take your time and take care of your wonderful little family. I wouldn't want you to feel pressured to write, that takes all the fun out of it. We're always here and always glad to hear from you. Love,


Lucy you are a gift and I am thankful you are in this world! Take care of yourself and do the things you need to when it gets hard. We miss you when you are not here but there is not a single one of us who does not understand and who has not been to some of the same places. Take care and thank you for the color of your life. BeBe in Florida


Hi Lucy,
Im from Australia and i love popping by your blog. As you know it makes people happy, myself included but there comes a time when pressures become too much and there is to much of the should have, could have, why didnt i?,feelings. Life should be about what makes you happy and feeling good, not other people, well apart from family:) Our families are our most precious gift and at the other end of having two teenagers that dont always want to spent the time with their parents, i say enjoy and cherish these days now.....for they are your world!
Good luck and see you whenever you decide to venture out the attic door again. My blog by the way is never as bouncy and happy as yours..you have a way with words that always makes me smile...thankyou!


Have been in your shoes and working on the up and up!! Single mom of 4, full time nurse....Youngest is now 3. All is good! Enjoy your baby and family and we'll see you when we see you! Hang in there and know we are thinking of you fondly!!!

Kay Guest

Oh my! I think I speak for many when I say that we appreciate every thing that you have shared and are grateful for whenever you can post it!


Lucy, no one asked you to open the door in the first place.


Lucy te entendemos, la mayoría de las mujeres que te leemos somos madres,y conocemos lo que estás sintiendo en este momento. En algún momento todas pasamos por esto. Tomate el tiempo que necesites. Un abrazo enorme desde Argentina.


my daughter and I so enjoy your blog
look forward to new updates as you are able to give them to us,take care Linda


:) love from CowboysMomma


Hello Please in this time away from us take time to visit a doc. Post Partum Depression is a real medical condition & not in your head. Hormones depending on your age & health may not come back to normal levels after having a kid; even sometimes taking a year to 18 months before pre-preggers levels. You kind of went thru this type of little high & some lows right before you announced you were expecting & it sounds the same now. Hormones can be a pain & being preggers is the single most physically distressing event a woman endures. All good thoughts are with you so hang in there. And like all good firends you don't have to write everyday but definitely keep in touch.

xxx & ooo


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