Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!! 
How are you all? Did you have a lovely Christmas?
We had a quiet, homely time.
I had begun to feel very festive from mid-November and so the tree went up the last weekend, a bit early even for me!!
We had a little real tree for the first time in years as I found a fab Christmas tree farm only 20 minutes from us so we went and chose a lovely little potted fella who fit nicely on the side table in the conservatory.
As is tradition I gathered foliage from the woods near where we keep the horses. For the first year in ages the holly had loads of berries on and I didn't have to resort to wiring in fake ones when I made my wreath. I don't use a foam base when I make wreaths, I just use a long length of ivy and wind it round and round itself to create the base - so lovely homemade wreath, total cost £0.00.
Naturally we popped to the local garden centre to see the reindeer....
Crafting wise I was working on one of my Homebroideries, this one is one of my favourite so far, it's a wedding venue made using scraps of fabric from the wedding clothese and decorated with beads from the gown. I really enjoyed making this one and luckily the bride loved it.
I also repainted the dresser and chest and hand painted some flowers on the chest inspired by Polish folk art, fitting as my Granddad is Polish....
I also had a trip out to Winchester Christmas market with my youngest W (on the left), my nephew A and my Mum where we enjoyed lovely bratwurst!!
On the 20th December it was our 20th wedding anniversary - the weather was wet and blustery so we had a cosy day in and Mr G treated me to a beautiful Swarovski snowflake to add to my collection....
My sister and I managed to separately buy Mum the same Christmas card!!
And Mr G got into the spirit of things on a dinner out with friends....
Lastly, we had a quiet New Year's Eve at home, with good food, good movies, cocktails and knitting....
Happy New Year!!
S x


  1. Sounds like a perfect holiday celebration. What are you knitting?

  2. Hello Sarah, what a lovely start to the new year to see you are blogging again, I started reading your blog after seeing your yummy home in style at home magazine a couple of years ago I think!! Hope this is the start of regular updates for 2017. Love the dresser, I have Polish blood too 😃x

  3. Happy new year to you and yours Sarah, beautiful photos, absolutely love the wreath and trees. You are so like your Mum you both come across as having a lovely nature. I've been sadly lacking in blog posts so must rectify that I do have quite a few makes to share so it will be picture heavy :) . Take care
    Peg xx


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