Hi there - the first post of a brand new year! Hope it's going to be a good 'un....the year that is, though hopefully the blog will be ok too :-D

There's not much to show you so this is going to be quite short...

This really has to be a job for this week - putting Christmas stuff away, tidying up my ribbon box before it gets packed (sorry Shaz!) and generally getting ready for the move to Wales. We don't have a date yet but hopefully it won't be too long - I'm getting itchy feet now!

The crochet blanket is coming along ok, I spread it out for you to see. The pile of fabric in front of the sewing machine was an impulse buy in the sales during an impromptu hour in Salisbury with Julia.

The rose and leaves fabric were £5 a metre but the grey hearts was £3, so I bought two metres of it! It was really wide too so I'll get lots out of that (I might even make a tablecloth for my very wide dining table instead...watch this space!)

But nothing is going to get sewn in the next couple of weeks, that's for sure. I'll let you know when I'm going to disappear for a month or so - packing, moving, swapping interwebs etc etc means I'll be out of your hair for a while :-D

Have a great week everyone, I may be late returning comments as I'm out visiting today.


Helen said...

I am liking that sale splurge of material! Hope you have chosen the site of your new home based on the available fabric shops nearby!! Looking forward to hearing when you've got a date and are finally on the move to your new home; fingers crossed! Helen #?

misteejay said...

Beautiful fabrics Jan and your crochet is coming along nicely too.
Fingers crossed you don't have to wait too long for a moving date as it must be frustrating knowing that it is going to happen but not knowing when.
Thinking of you.
Toni xx

okienurse said...

awesome fabrics! I tend to buy everything I can on sale but recently found that businesses aren't putting as much on sale...I think the government changes that are coming are putting everyone off recently. Love the bright colors in the crochet blanket! Wales...WOW! I loved it when I visited there but was cold all the time. Happy New Year! Vickie #12

Annie said...

Such an exciting time ahead for you Jan but please don't wait til all the boxes are empty before you return to the fold....we spent this week emptying a few more boxes 2 1/2 years after our move!!! Love the new fabrics....I'd have been tempted too at that price.
Annie x #17

Kathyk said...

Great crochet project and looks like a big quilting project pending. Enjoy your day out today



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ohhh things are certainly on the move there Lunch Lady Jan!!! Loving your new material you bought with Julia and your great work on that blanket is most impressive, you'll have to check out Margaret's she's just finished one on her blog post.
Pray all goes well fir your move to beautiful Wales, and you settle in well.
Happy WOYWW!!!
Shaz in Oz.x #9

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Anne said...

Hi Jan. Another super stripey blanket. love the fabric you bought. I hope all goes well with packing up and moving. Sending every good wish for your New Year and new home etc. Anne x #21

Julia Dunnit said...

I hope you're having a splendid day, especially as its a round 2 attempt!
Yesterday was fun, wasn't it..we can do some financial damage in an hour, huh!

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Loving the material and blanket.

Hope you get your date soon and can get packed up and off to your new home.

Sue (No number as not taking part this week)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That rose fabric is beautiful. Sounds like my kind of impromptu hour. Good luck with the packing x

Fiona #24

shazsilverwolf said...

Hiya Jan, lovely fabric. You must be getting very excited about now! lol. Never mind, we'll come and visit & I'll do it again, rofl. Huge hugs and lots of love to you both, Shaz xxx

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Jan. What excitement in your household now the year has started - you can begin to think about your permanent move. Fantastic! Trust it won't be too long now. Happy packing going on I'm sure. I was showing a new-to-crafting friend some blogs this week and read yours back a few entries. I was so touched that you posted about the little gingerbread house. My friend was thrilled to see it "out there"!!!
Take care. God bless you both.
Margaret #4

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

The best buys are the impulse buys - things you didn't even know you needed, but you do! Snap them up when you can! Crocheting that blanket would have taken me 20 years - at least! Coming along nicely! I'm so not looking forward to you being out of my hair! Exciting times ahead for you! Hopefully, you won't have to wait too long. Happy 2017! zsuzsa #25

craftyani said...

Right will try again my computer just shut down on me. You are so lucky to have fabric and craft material shops on your doorstep. I don't envy you packing all your materials up for your move, remember when I made the move to Spain it took me ages to decide what to take and what to ditch, then I got it wrong, but it was fun unpacking and finding a new home for everything.

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous fabric - I love the little grey hearts one - what a bargain. I bet you will make something lovely with it all. xx Happy New Year! x Jo

Lindart said...

Good luck with your move, how very exciting! Will look forward to your return! Happy New Year! Lindart #37

lisa said...

Lovely bargains, Jan. I know you'll turn them into something beautiful. It's going to be a busy month or so for you so good luck with it all, hope it all goes as smoothly as these things do and a very Happy New Year to you all.
Hugs Lisax #38

SumBunneh said...

Such pretty fabrics.. and all Julia's fault too... giggles.
Happy New Year

Erika #27

SumBunneh said...

Such pretty fabrics.. and all Julia's fault too... giggles.
Happy New Year

Erika #27

Tertia said...

Very pretty fabric, the grey is my favourite.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #8

Kim said...

Happy New Year Jan! I love the rose fabric! And those are great colors on the blanket. Have a great week.
-K #45

Christine said...

Beautiful materials! I love cottons to sew with, I have a large amount of material from Africa but sadly it's not cotton.
I think I will have a new house when I am finished with all this decorating!!!
Have a good week
Christine #19

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The afghan is looking very nice, warm and cozy. What makes something an afghan versus a crocheted blanket? Is that a question best left alone? Why is the sky blue? Your impulse buys will be fun to create with. You have a good eye for matching colors and patterns. Hopefully the move will happen soon! PJ #33

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Jan, everyone seems to be busy clearing way the Christmas stuff today, ours is nearly packed away now. Love your crochet blanket too. Happy New Year and happy woyww, Angela x 18

BJ said...

Where oh where in Wales are you going to? I visited Mum over Christmas (not been back in over 2 years) we popped out to the nursing home at Three Cliffs to visit her sister-in-law - so sad. Mum lives in the Mayals, Swansea. Oh dear reminiscing now...... Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year BJ#12

Sharon said...

I hope you get some dates sorted soon. I think the waiting is the hardest part. Well, packing isn't easy either lol. Love the new fabric. Hopefully you'll get to 'play' with it soon. I couldn't hook up on Wednesday as we were moving my daughter to cold, cold Minnesota! Hope to be back crafting this week

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Missed you in this weeks WOYWW, want you to have a successful move and a quick settling in. How far away is Wales? Do you have an apt/home already picked out? Also a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours. We are having Ice, Wind, Snow and now bitter cold. So glad I can stay in and enjoy whatever I want. Best Wishes to You.


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