Thursday, 5 January 2012

New beginnings

Hello lovely bloggy friends and happy new year ,we had a lovely christmas with my family and the new year in with the children its been quite ,relaxing and so enjoyable ,eating drinking and being together i cant believe its over for another year, all the decs are down now and put away leaving the house looking very bare but im ready now for new ventures Firstly i would like to say a big thankyou to Heather at "The patchwork heart" for my giveaway,it arrived all nicely wrapped
and these lovely gifts were inside,thankyou so much there deleightfulx
I have all my creative bits and bobs ready
Hundreds of little squares for patchwork
My crochet blanket is nearly finished ...well not quite !!
New hangers to make
More cushions to make although i really dont need any !!
Pretty vintage fabrics
My bulbs are starting to come through
Im looking forward to spring and summer for the flowers especially roses
Im planning some reorganizing of my newly bought christmas presents from my family
My molly makes calendar to fill in
And lastly my giveaway which i didnt show a picture of last post so ile leave drawing a winner a bit longer,im it includes a lovely book,heart garland,carry bag holder and 2 egg cosies ,please do leave a message so i know you have visited me ,i do love reading your messages and looking at your blogs ,well thats all for now ,much love francinexxx


  1. Dear friend, All your patchworks and crochets are very bezutiful. And also I like your home decoration. It seems so warm and soft. Your crochet blanket will be very nice. Colors are so nice. Thank you and very happy new year to you and all your family..

  2. You leave such lovely comments for me, I thought I'd pop over and say "hello"!

    Oh my, you have such a gorgeously colourful blog and home. I'm going to have to have a thorough poke.

    Heather x

    PS. The hole on my Mollie Makes calendar is a bit offset so it's terribly wonky - I have to put my head on one side to read it properly! x

  3. Your home is so pretty, I bet your girls love it! Im glad the colours I chose for your p i f gift were acceptable, enjoy! Please count me in your lovely giveaway that book looks idylic :-)
    Heather x

  4. happy new year x loving your collection of home photos, look at those wonderful patchworks- beautiful ;0). so colourful and bright- love your kitchen too- dreamy x

  5. Oh my word, that post was such a feast for the eyes, so colourful! You look like you are going to be V-E-R-Y busy with lots of projects on the go, so good luck!

    Helen xx

    PS I would love to be included in the giveaway!

  6. !!Feliz anñ nuevo!!y me encanta tu blog un saludo..

  7. Okay! I've got my color fix for the day! I always love your posts!

    Although I'd love to win your give away, leave me out as I know shipping is so high to send over here! ♥

  8. Hi,
    I linked from Country Rabbit and found your blog. I am your newest follower. I love it. I am really enjoying the pictures and it makes me want to go down and start a project in my sewing room. First I have to finish organizing it though, too bad. I can't wait to have time to go through all your posts to see what I have missed. Judging from what I have seen you and I have very similar taste. I also noted how you said you wish there were more hours in the day to do more projects, I totally understand! I'm so glad I found you. Do you have a button link that I could place on my blog? Have a wonderful day and happy new year!

  9. Oh my, I forgot to request, could you please enter me in the giveaway? Thanks very much.

  10. I just found your blog and I am in aww. I LOVE IT. Julie at Ric Rac and Polka Dots told me about you. We had a kitchen dresser just like yours when we where growing up. I just became one of your followers. I just love everything shabby and vintage seems like we have a lot in common. Hope you will stop by and visit a while.

  11. Oh. So much lovliness in one post. :0)
    Thank you for placing my name in your
    give a way. Hugs. Trish

  12. Hi Francine!! Oh my goodness I am so happy you stopped by my blog so that I could find yours!! There is so much cuteness I don't know where to start!! Love everything♥ Happy New Year!

  13. Happy New Year to you! Your blog post is Glorious! I love all of it!

  14. What a lot of gorgeousness for one post!!! So many pretty colours to brightened up a dull January day here in Duesseldorf.
    Thank you for sharing the loveliness!!!

  15. Hello, I've just stumbled upon your blog, which is so friendly and homely - I love it!

  16. Hi Francine, what a lovely blog post, I enjoyed it so much I'm going to look at it a second time. My Molly Makes calender is already up and filled in all ready for the new year, lets hope its a good one. Yes I think maybe you did buy some of my crochet flowers when you where in the Dales, thank you. All the best for 2012 sweetie.

  17. Hi Francine,love this post so many gorgeous piccies to drool over! I've got my mollie makes calender up too a Christmas present from my lovely mum.Hope your well,take care,juliexxx

  18. What a lovely giveaway - just found your blog through Country Rabbit. XX

  19. Hi

    Just found your blog via Tea at Weasel's.
    It's such a pretty haven to escape to - so glad I've found you!!

  20. Hi Francine, I popped by to wish you and your family all good things for 2012. I hope it's a happy, healthy, magical year for you. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway too. I've enjoyed catching up on your blog posts and seeing all the lovely things you've made. Big hugs, Em xx

  21. What a lovely, lovely New Year post - so full of hope and excitement for the new year! I always LOVE finding British blogs to devour!! Yours is gorgeous - I've followed you!

    And when does anyone need an excuse for more cushions?!!!


  22. You has a great article. I'm very interesting to stopping here and leaves you a comment. Good work.

    Lets keep writing and share to us and other.

    Nb: Dont forget to leave your comment back for us.

  23. Hello my lovely, you have been busy haven't you!
    I need to stop blogging so much and start making! LOL

    Hope you're having a fabby weekend.!
    I'd love to be entered in your very generous give-away if I'm not too late my dear :)
    Look at all those fantastic goodies :o)

    Have a great week, and take care now,
    Love nhugs,
    Donna xxOO

  24. I've only just found this, so too late. You are welcome to enter my Giveaway at Clover Cottage. I have been blogging 3 years, and love it! Would love to see you : )

    Sharon xx

  25. Hi Francine
    I am so delighted to pass on the Liebster Blog award to your lovely blog. You need to post the Liebster blog button on your blog and link back to me in a post. In turn you get to pass on the Liebster Award to five inspirational blogs of less than 200 followers.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Liv x