Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year ahead...

With blue skies shining...
The summer has eventually arrived here at River Cottage...

In the garden...

The days are filled with 
beach towels and bathing suits..

In the Garden...

Garden filled with flowers...

In the Garden...

and even picking our very own Peaches...

In the Garden...

This is just what summer and the New Year is all about...

In the Garden...

I am just hoping that all of this colour and sunshine...
leads to lots of inspiration...

In the garden...

For the last 3 weeks I haven't crocheted a thing...
I know, quite the shock to the system...
But I wanted a break to re-think...and get some new ideas...

I have missed blogging and missed catching up with all of my readers...

I hope your holiday season has been a safe and a family friendly break...

 For my northern hemisphere friends...I hope the cooler climate has been forgiving...
 and you have been able to spend quality time with the yarn and hook...
 making warm scarves and woolly mittens...

and for my southern hemisphere friends...
I hope summer has arrived and is a pleasant change
from the inclement weather we have had before Christmas...
and if you are like me and still find the time to crochet in summer...
I hope you have found some brightly coloured cottons
to make crocheting a bit easier in the heat...

Till next post...
I hope your New Year is granny good...

25 comments:

Happy in red said...

Oooh, I am so jealous of your weather!! getting to crochet mittens and scarves is only a small consolation ('cause I mostly make them for others). I wish you a very happy new year and lots of lovely creative ideas and creations!!
Esther.

Dorothy said...

Your pictures are so lovely and colourful - thanks for sharing. Happy new year to you. xox

" me " said...

wish you a happy and creative 2012 !

Kerstin said...

Your pictures make me longing for the spring. We have passed the longest day of the year and have the best thing in front of us...the spring.
Greetings from Värmland in Sweden.

Mereknits said...

Michelle, Happy 2012! Wishing you a year of health, happiness and creativity.
Meredith

Mom Walds Place said...

Your place is definitely THE place to start a New Year. Thank YOU for a year full of inspiration. A whole twelve months of stitching and adventures lies ahead!

A Happy and Blessed New Year to You and Yours!

Sigrun said...

Happy new year :)

Sheila said...

Happy New Year...i can't stand how green im getting over your weather!!
It all looks so beautiful.
x

Casey said...

Happy New Year!! I wish I were where you are, we're much warmer than usual though, so it's more of a cool spring this year for us.

Kristin said...

I'm envious of your weather and beautiful green grass. Friday we head bad to Washington (from our vacation visiting family in Virginia). I believe it's in the 20s there, and we'll be having tons of rain in the next few months. I think I'll have to crochet with some bright cotton just to keep myself cheerful! ;)

CrochetBlogger said...

Beautiful photos.

Happy New Year!

Palkó said...

Happy New Year!
Greeting from Hungary :)

MrS. :d (eLLeN) said...

Happy Granny New Year Michelle! It looks so warm, cozy and green where you are! Flowers on your table are so beautiful. It's good to kick back and rejuvenate. Enjoy every moment of relaxing. It renews the mind and body!

freerangegirl said...

Gorgeous photos, just the ray of sunshine we need here in the uk to keep us going! Happy new year x

garnvindan said...

Mmmm, summerpictures, so inspirational and so far away for me up in Sweden, looks beautiful around your house. Knitting is what I do waiting for an oppertunity to go skiing. No snow so far this winter.

Renee said...

Happy new year Michelle. Enjoy the summer and I look forward to your lovely creativity. thank you for sharing.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I just found your blog recently and had no idea where you were writing from. I'm looking at snow falling and you're talking about summer?!

Hope your 2012 year is a great one for you.

Luna said...

Happy New Year ! beautiful pictures.Love them.
Luna

Floortje said...

Dear Michelle, I hope you found loads of inspiration in the 3 (!) crochet less weeks.....o I admire you, I would be all cranky..... Wishing you everyting good for 2012 and for starters a lovely summer. Do you want to know how I started 2012?... On a bed in the sun, crocheting my Granny Sweet as Pie cushion! I finished it tonight. Such a lovely pattern to make again, so thanks for making it. X Floortje

Pammy Sue said...

I've missed you, Michele! Welcome back. Enjoy your warm weather.

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Voie de Vie said...

Happy granny-good 2012 to you, too!

Love that pail o' peaches ...

Christina said...

Awww.... So pretty! Hoping you have some happy, inspiring moments.

Deco Cat said...

That mini caravan in your garden would be perfect in mine! What do you do with it?

Oh lovely inspiring blog!

Steinhäuschen said...

A happy new year from austria.
Barbara