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April 12, 2011


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Hi Lucy, I hope your enjoying the holidays. I saw this on Pinterest this morning and instantly thought of you :-) http://pinterest.com/pin/13760061/

The House of Jones

What a gorgeous post. Lovely photos, colours, tales as usual. I love stopping by.

I also wanted to tell you that thanks to your excellent pattern I have just finished the main body of my very own granny stripe blanket! I am chuffed to bits with it. Just wondering what edge would do it justice... You can see the colours I've used over on my blog - I'll let you know when I reveal the final thing!

Have a great time with the little peeps and a lovely time in Dorset,

Jones x


I just want to say thank you for introducing me to the fabulous craft of crochet. I've been dabbling for a while but it wasn't til I read your instructions and saw your amazing pictures that I actually 'got' it!! Now I'm hooking in every spare minute and loving it.


Small persons are knackering-had my Great Nephews up from Dorset this week.Am now a wreck.
But the sunshine!The warm breezes!Gorgeous. And as for the joy of warm garden dry laundry....have a lovely time in Bridders and thereabouts.

Pom Pom

A picnic! How lovely!
I can't wait to see your bunting all strung.
You would like Jannelle at Heartfelt (http://teatodtoad.typepad.com)
Her children sound like your children. She lives in Australia.
It's snowing here in Denver. I shall dream of picnics.
Oh, it's Poem in My Pocket Day in the USA. Do you have a poem for your pocket?

Sarah west mids uk

Dear Lucy my two sons are good cooks but baking cakes is not something
they have attempted (only puddings). so I was surprised to find my cake book in amongst the magazines and papers. Eldest son is going to make
a chocolate rum cake! The past weekend was heavenly but it is cold and dull down here although outside the bedroom window the lilac is just about to bloom and makes a heavenly archway outside the kitchen leading to my my garden. And it isn't even growing in my garden but overhangs the fencing. I have just let it grow right across.
Your pile of bunting looks great.
Things are looking up down here as we had a craft fair with items made by local people and they meet once a month. Think I might go along.
And someone posted about trying out your ripple pattern on the group blog.
Hope you enjoy the holidays.In the meantime I'm hoping for some more

Lynda Kelly

I woke at 5am today, cup of tea and laptop in bed, girlfriend had emailed me your site. Have spent the last 2 hours reading all about you with such pleasure. Thank you for the joy you spread and for the wonderful photos and inspiration. Girlfriend and I spent last Friday sitting in the sun in her garden, I was teaching her how to crochet your bag pattern, we are doing it in dishcloth cotton, yours is much brighter, but 'twas all we had on that spur-of-the-moment got to do it now type of thing. Pattern works perfectly, well done !


I wandered by your blog a few months ago and want to tell you how much I've enjoyed it. I'm in north Texas, U.S.A. and love seeing your corner of the world. I spend my days with little people - I'm a first grade teacher - so your busy weeks with small ones at home are my weeks to relax! Thanks so much for sharing!

Shirley Flavell

A lovely happy entry Lucy. Spring does make you feel happy doesn't it. Here down under we are into Autumn and having glorious weather.An Indian Summer. Guess it won't last too long though. Still picking some lovely roses and putting them in a vase. Your cake looked delicious, well done.I am currently crocheting your multi coloured bag with my left over wool. Amazing how much one collects!! Love reading your blog, best wishes to you all Shirley


What a beautiful place for a picnic! Would love to see the bunting! I'm not remembering that post..will have to go back and re-read it! The skies look beautiful..I had to go 600 miles to find the sun - back now to the clouds but love to see your pictures of blue sky!

claudia w

Oh sigh! Spring is finally here. I can see it all over your Attic!
Thanks for all the beautiful pictures.


We're suffering from long winter here in middle Russia, there is still snow outside. But your posts bring a great deal of sunshine into my life, thank you so much! You help me stay positive and hope for spring!!!


Hello Lucy. It is a real pleasure to read a new post of you, your way of life. When i was young, i spent several holidays in north of england, and i really enjoyed my holidays in your country. I love so much england, english people, the life, decorating, country side...everything. I like crocheting so much, your blog is so full of colours, it is very enthousiastic.
So I would like to tell you thank you so much, to make me remember me what england is. It is beautiful.


Already started your easter-holiday?! Sounds fantastic! I had an exam today, and friday is deliveryday for my writings this year... SO looking foreward to the weekend. Then a new era starts... My two oldest (3,5 y.o. and 5 y.o.) is going away for 10 days!!! Sooo boooooring, but still... -Very relaxing! I totaly get how it is beeing home with three turbo-machines... :p

Can't wait to se your finished projects!

Anna-Karin, Sweden

I see You've had a wonderful time! We had some lovely warm spring weather here this weekend. 18 degrees, and me and my kids went to the sea :-)
Oh, it was so funny! The kids played in the sand, with clothes... The water was freezing!!! Not 10 degrees I guess. But, a picnic by the sea is soooo wonderful :-)
Can't wait to see what you've created! Have a nice vacation in Dorset!!!
Love from Anna xxx <3


What a fab start to the Easter holidays you've had. Your sons cake looks amazing, he's seems quite a dab hand at baking. His gingerbread men are still at the top for me though! :) Hope you all have a lovely holiday! I'm really looking forward to seeing all your little projects when you get back.


The vibrant colors from your posts always perk me up and give me hope in the middle of a long, dreary week that my own lemon cake Sunday is just right around the corner! Wishing you a happy week!


I had a picnic on Saturday too, it really was the perfect day for it.

Have a great time in Dorset.


That bunting looks fabulous, beautiful colours


We had our first picnic this weekend too. Gorgeous weather. I even got burned. Lovely post. Love your bunting. I think I need an edging on mine....


Love your blog -- especially trying to figure out what some of your words mean (the difference between English and, well, English!) Your pix are great -- enjoy your upcoming vaca in Dorset.


Your picnic outing sounds idyllic, and all your pictures are gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful break in Dorset - such a beautiful place, look forward to hearing all about it.
Helen x

greedy nan

That picnic sounded so good I had to go and have a little snack!
You really cheer me because of your wonderful, positive attitude to life and wish I could have half as much confidence.
I continue to struggle with Mr Hook but will persevere.

Pippa Frost

hELLO lUCY, i DO SO love your lovely happy skippy blog! I have a question, it is bulb planting time here in Ozland. do your plant your hyacinth and daffodil bulbs etc directly into your lovely basins etc? do they rot etc if you do? love pippi xoxo

Anne Williams

Your weekend sounds perfect and my mouth is watering from your description of the picnic. Little ones are exhausting aren't they. I now have grandchildren and it is good to see them, play with them etc but you know that although exhausted they will go home and we can have a rest.
As always a joy to read your blog and see your wonderful photos- i take a lot more photos now though not as good as yours I am tryin. Take care Anne x

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