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« No Knead Bread | Main | Winter Wonderful »

January 09, 2014


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I do love your little pots decorations - I have never thought of doing that with plant pots. I think the scent of hyacinths in the winter is wonderful.


It's so nice to know that spring IS just around the corner, AND it is time to pick out some seeds to plant too, truly lifts up the spirit in the gray and gloomy.

Havva Nur AYDIN

So cute , so colorful :) I love it!


Beautiful home as always Lucy, You always say such lovely thoughts.. you always bring a smile to my face, and motivation to my life.. ((hugs)) ...Enjoying the mid-winter days of crochet.. :)


Wonderful colors to see in January!

Liesbeth Houtman

Dear dear dear Lucy!
Today I was able to get a copy of Simply Crochet nr. 14!!!!! And I am so happy to read your column! (And the other things, ofcourse.)
We had to travel for 1 1/2 hours to the shop.....
Because the magazine is not very often available in the regular bookshops overhere..... But I had to have it!
I wish you much luck with the next columns!
Love from me!

The Netherlands.

Cockney Blonde

Hi, I've been missing from blogland for quite a while but I'm so glad to see your colourful blogs are still here for me to drool over. Love all your bursts of colour, x

Jean Davis

Another great and easy bread recipe: Patio Herb Bread
2 cups warm water
2tablespoons dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons soft butter
1tablespoon dried rosemary
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Sprinkle yeast over water in large bowl. Stir. Add sugar, salt, butter, rosemary, and 3 cups of the flour. Beat low speed one minute, then medium speed two minutes. Beat in rest of flour with wooden spoon. Cover with waxed paper and towel. Let rise 45 minutes until double. Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 2-quart casserole dish. Stir down batter with wooden spoon. Beat hard with spoon for 1/2 minute. Pour into bowl. Bake 55-60 minutes until browned. Remove from dish onto wire rack. Cool. (If I have time, I stir it down, let it rise several times. Also, I let it sit in my microwave to rise, after I've heated a bowl of water in the microwave.)


Lovely blog you have Lucy. Please can you recommend a crochet book for a complete beginner? Bev


Nothing quite like the spring bulbs... I'm trying to hold off here a little longer, opting instead for white flowers to have a wintry feel. I'm sure I'm going to crack soon though, I'm a sucker for a daff!
Jones x

janis gonzalez

so springy and fun! Just what I need to rid myself of the January Blues!


Your little pots of bulbs certainly look bright and cheerful!


On a completely unrelated note, how are your building plans going? We had an architect round to look at our house and give us ideas, but it looks like it would cost us so much to add the space we need t might be cheaper to just move :-(


It's still (just) light when my daughter gets off her schoolbus at 4.45! Spring is definitely coming!


That's what's missing.... bulbs! I was sitting in my living room last night and thinking how I missed all my Christmas decs. You've inspired me to go get some bulbs. Roll on spring when the garden comes to life too. Love your piece in SC. All this scrummy crochet is quite new to me. I picked up a shiny new hook this week, and for the first time properly sat and taught myself chain stitch. I've now taken out a subscription and really look forward to your next lovely column. Thank you :) PS I'd love any tips for beginners Lucy x


Your home looks so bright and colourful I can't imagine that it could be grey and cold outside …ever!

Silly Little Sheep

A week ago, we planted some into the garden. I did not plant any indoors, but I should have. I cannot wait for the ones outside to start growing! :) Yours are so pretty. They look healthy.

Anne Marie

Lovely bright flowers. I've not seen daffodils in shops yet, although I've not looked I must admit, thought they are later.

I bought Simply Crochet to read your article and loved it. Which yarn did you use for the luxury circle scarf and your blanket with cashmere, was it Debbie Bliss (silly me, it will be on your blog).

No such thing as messy home, you mean CreAtiVe one!


Cute! They give me hopes that warmer weather will be on its way soon! <3

Primrose Beresford

I love these pops of bright colour as an antidote to the grey skies we have at this time of year. Some days up here in Edinburgh, it seems like the daylight is never fully switched on.

Your blog never fails to bring me sunshine,

Prim xx


Loving the hint that Spring will be here - & loving the buttony hen - where's she from please?


Ah it's funny to see the pot I sat next to crocheting at the lounge area during Yarndale! (2nd photo down, middle pot.)

Not a stalky message at all is it?!

Right, must go and shape my dough and heat my pot! Squeal!!!!! X


Happy New Year Lucy & husband and little people. Thank you for the wonderful photos of your bulb arrangements and the one with jar of daffodils beside. Thanks too for the artisan bread photos and recipe, I am going to be trying that today or tomorrow. I have been baking bread for 37 years now (for around 32 years of that time with the help of my K chef dough hook). I very rarely buy bread as I make 5 x 1lb loaves at a time and freeze four. Occasionally, very occasionally, I will buy artisan type bread but now I have your recipe I will try my own. Oh, I keep asking, any chance of a tutorial for your circles scarf?


Hi Lucy,

Your house is not untidy it's a home not a show house. Well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Seeing all your bulbs shooting up makes spring feel that little nearer.

Jenny Grant

My hyacinths came out and flowered in a few days, I must get some more!

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