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February 09, 2015


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Judy Petersen

In a post I think dated in 2009, I noticed a crocheted elephant in the background. I think it was the circular petaled pillow post. I have searched through your archives and can't locate a pattern for an elephant. Can you help?


Welcome back :). I read this post this morning, and then picked up this weeks local newspaper lying around to put it in the recycling, and on the front was a picture of Elspeth McLean getting stones from our local beach here in Ashburton, NZ! Funny coincidence! i love your mantelpiece, so pretty! Take care, hope you're feeling back to normal soon xx

Calli Bradley

No Knead Bread - I use 2 third white to 1 third whole meal. Slightly more healthy, but lighter.


Thanks for a great blog, you always inspire me. I hope you are feeling much better and enjoy your weekend. Love the dotty pebbles!

kay Griffiths

Hi Lucy was lovely for Hayley and myself to meet you today at your studio, enjoyed our chat and your studio looks just amazing xxx thankyou

Carrie Johnson

I'm so glad you're back! I've missed your posts and find many of my days mirroring your mood and thoughts. Thank you for sharing and lifting my spirits as I sit in my daughter's hospital room on day 6. I hope you're feeling better soon and you enjoy some much needed time away. I look forward to your rock hunting journey.


At work we did a chalk board with how many days until the first day of spring. The count down is on...
Woo woo yes we all have a hard time getting thru these months.....


The winter months have left me feeling a little dreary, I'm working on a philosophy of "keep going to get through it" and it seems to be working. Glad to see you back x

Anne Marie

I'm sorry you've not been well and glad to see you again, although I have not been reading blogs as husband has been ill and is now in hospital until I don't know when.

It's lovely to see your wintry landscapes (sorry this is a two in one response) and as I know the area it makes it more special. I have cycled in your area in the snow but it was a long, long while ago, when I was young and foolish and I didn't worry about traffic, accidents and falling off.

Loved the sound of your un-posh friends in the posh restaurant!!! I look forward to your new square.

It's dull over here in North Cheshire but not raining yet !


Hi Lucy, I tried a comment yesterday, but apparently failed. I was going to say that although you bought brushes to do the 'dots', I've found the opposite end of the stick works much better. Dip the wood end in the paint and use it on the surface. You get consistently matched dots. Bigger points, bigger dots and of course smaller points, smaller dots. I can handle a brush very well, but for dots, I never got consistent, round results with the brush. :)


I'd like you to know that I love your patterns and they have made me into a dedicated hooker. My first project was a ripple coast baby blanket which I made for one of my students who has just had her first baby. It made me feel able to show her she had my support and the support of her classmates. That was special for me so thank you.

Kristine Robbs

Welcome back :)

liz Jeffery

I made about 20 different snowflakes from that book as Christmas gifts for the girls in my Rainbow Unit. It was a lovely book to follow, full of clear sensible patterns.

Rhian McCarthy

Glad to hear your update Lucy, January is not my most favourite month at all, too dark and dismal. I'm forging ahead with your ripple blanket and about 26 rows to finish. Looking forward to seeing your winter wreath. Rhian x


Those snowflakes are delightful- good to know you are fine!x

Calli Bradley

Spam is a brand of canned precooked meat products made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It was first introduced in 1937 and gained popularity worldwide after its use during World War II - fritters anyone )


Thank you for an understanding of January post as I too am not a lover of January anyway and especially so this year as I lost a very dear and close friend.....life will never be the same without her. I found some comfort in continuing on with my cosy blanket on the low days and was thankful when I turned the page on my wall calendar. Have a lovely half term with your family Lucy.

Winwick Mum

January affects lots of people in a down-in-the-dumps kind of way. It's good to have lots of things to look forward to, and the lighter nights are on their way. Can your pine cones possibly be as fabulous as your fern leaves? Can't wait to see the pictures! xx


Glad you are trying something else to cheer the soul on what I call the English grey days. I made a baby ripple blankie in January for latest grandaughter (no.6) using exactly that green and pink! with white, soft green, pomegranite and pale pink to tone in.... called it my watermelon blankie!
Edged it with royal purple as her mum loves purple. It worked beautifully... love those ripples. Thank you for inspiring me.

Gillie Kilner

Oh good, thought it was me with the word thingy! So glad you are feeling better. It's been chilly here in Michigan too but not as cold as last year, thank goodness. That canal shot made me homesick......:(

Kate Beverley

Lucy, I loved your little robin and am looking forward to seeing your finished wreath. I still have my winter wreath on my kitchen wall. It's not a crocheted one but it's oh so pretty and I've decided to keep it up till spring arrives! Love the crochet snowflakes also - glad to see someone else enjoying the beauties of winter :) I love reading your blog and find it very inspirational and soooooo colourful! I just started my own blog and would really appreciate any helpful hints on how to get people to find it! Thanks for a lovely blog and keep up the colour!
Kate x


I emphasize with your ups and downs -- January/February are such tough months to get through. Here in New England we're under about 2 feet of snow and wondering where to put the next rounds coming in on Thursday and Sunday! Your colors and textures cheer one up so much! Thanks for sharing -- and glad you're feeling better.


Hi Lucy! Sorry you've not been well. It's lovely to see you back and I love all your wonderful crafty projects and gorgeous colours. XX

emma from toadstool tales

I love reading your blog posts Lucy. The colours shine through them and warm a little of my world too! Emma x

Cherie Chudyk

Glad your're feeling better now but do take it easy when you can and get some 'me time' to relax with your crochet. Love your blog, your mantle piece is just brilliant, homely, colourful and fun xx

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