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January 04, 2014


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Taciana Simmons

Happy 2014 to you Lucy... May this year bring even more wonderful moments to you. You are such an inspiration and I'm so happy for your publication on the magazine. As I mentioned before I bought the other magazine that you were first published and felt as if I was reading about a close friend... I know we are so far away, but I think we all feel like we know you a little as we get to know you through your blog. I'm going to try to find this magazine also( not so easy to find it here in the US)... Hope you have a happy, creative, colorful year :) happy 2014.

emma from toadstool tales

Ahhh Lucy I sympathise with your struggle - I wrestled a tree out of the house on Thursday - it wasn't a pretty sight but eventually I won ( after distributing bits of tree and water all over the floor!) 2014 is going to be fun! Happy new year!


I read my copy of SC cover to cover yesterday (on my corner of the sofa avoiding the games on the new contraption plugged into the TV) so no hooky distractions from decoration packing for me today!

Great first article Lucy - already plotting a blanket project!

Keep hooking! X

Jacqui Galloway (livingwithethel)

Christmas is being packed away in our house today. Dread it as the house looks so bare until you get used to it again.


Dear dear Lucy,

You've shared so much cheeriness over the year, thank you so very much!! I am still clinging to the colored lights of the holidays to get me thru the next dark month, and will be looking forward to your colourful posts to set the stage for spring! Hugs from the west, Jan


Congratulations on the magazine article - how exciting! I wasn't in a big rush to take down our decorations. Since I went the simple route this year, a lot of the decorations will keep the house looking a little cheerier through the cold January. Orange garlands still up, festive bunting (I worked hard on it so I want to appreciate it a little bit longer!), and some birch ornaments with a snowflake theme.


Wishing you and that gorgeous family of your, the most sweet and colourful and wonderful 2014 Lucy. Big love, Kate xx


Happy New Year...and congratulations in getting published. :0)

Lunch Lady Jan

Congrats on becoming a features writer in the mag. I'd taken out a subscription, opened my first issue this morning and there you were! It's a good mag, lots of great ideas and not too many ads. Good Luck with the contributing, you'll be fine :-)

Anne Marie

It's lovely to have a snuggly time indoors when it's grim 'oop north' as they say. I'm in the NW so I know. It's even grimmer over in the Isle of Man where our relatives are from, so think we're lucky over where we are.

Love your dark colours ripple too, don't think I've seen this one before, or at least not noticed.

Angela-Southern USA

We're still in holiday mode as well,(I still have some Christmas to take down)the youngest is dragging it out. lol What a job it is!In the mix, sleep overs, hooky time, book reading as well, and sounds like the same weather even. A big congrats on the magazine, well deserved! Looking forward to seeing what 2014 has in store.Btw, I have very similar bookmarks from my girls.Treasures :)


Holding onto the holiday. Packing up next week. Looking forward to 2014. Meg

Jan McCann

This year will be the one where I start to crochet ! Happy new year, and thanks for all the inspiration- in hooky, homemaking and being contented! X


How amazing it must have been to see yourself in that magazine! Wow! :D Congratulations again, I shall be picking up a copy a.s.a.p! :D All the very best for 2014, dear Luce! xxxxx

Teresa Kasner

I worked today on the 2nd push of putting Christmas away.. the first day was all the ornaments on the tree, all wrapped in tissue. Today I put away the porcelain Santa's village houses that were on my grand piano. It sure looks plain after all the glitter and color and lights! Enjoy your home time.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)


I'm also loving candles in these grey dreary days we've been having. Like you say, it never seems to get fully light. Our favourite hobby of late has been rainbow hunting - one benefit of rainy days is that you do get some pretty ones. Hope you're all holding up OK in the storms x

Ada Bea

Yes it really is stay at home, snuggle down with a good book....or hook, isn't it! We've hardly left the house, if fact today I'm not even sure if we turned some of the lamps off its been so dark......at least when the tree was up it didn't matter if the fairy lights were left on!
I'm starting to crave spring, those little yellow flowers popping up, and the lighter evenings, it will come in it's own good time. For now I'm just glad I'm cosy and warm and really feel for those who aren't. Take care....I can't wait until Thursday when I will be popping into the supermarket to pick up a copy of Simply Crochet and see what you've been up too! :) xxx

 Saskia Bird

Thank you for writing this post! The horrid weather and being stuck in the house has made me feel really blue, but you've reminded me of how good it can be to stay cosy and warm inside. On a different note, where did you get your family calendar from, it looks lovely?


I can't tell you how much excitement there is in this house when there's a swathe of bubble wrap to be popped. There is nothing that we put more energy into. I must look out for the magazine, it will be lovely to see you in print. I'm putting away the tree and things on Monday when the littles are back at school. One more precious day...


Happy New Year and all the best for 2014. I do hope the weather starts to clear up a bit over your way. It always seems to take so much effort to take down the decorations, but it is lovely to have so much more space.


I subscribe but very sadly my copy did not arrive today :-( , hurry up Monday because I am bursting for a read!! Well done on getting your own column which is very well deserved. I am very much looking forward to sharing 2014 with you and wish you lots of luck in your new ventures and dreams xx lots of love Joy xx


Decorations packed away here - now just waiting for you to land on my doormat!!!!!!!


Thank you for your inspiration. We are in the same mode here of grey, cloudy, and snowy weather here. So when I saw the book you read, I was able to download a Kindle version and viola! instant gratification. My my how digital can be such bliss.....:)

Cherie Chudyk

I took down nearly all our Christmas decorations today but had to keep the tree up for just one more night, it's so pretty with white twinkly lights, white glittery baubles and crocheted snowflakes(thanks to you for the pattern) in white sparkly wool. Looking forward to reading your blog in 2014 and being inspired some more. Thank You!


We still have to face the job of taking all the decs down, wishing you all a wonderful twenty fourteen (those two words together just sounds so wonderful) I sure it's going to be a good one.
Clare xx

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