Friday, 23 May 2014

Little views of happy

Hello Lovelies :-)

I'm rather excited about a little parcel I received this morning, 
I couldn't resist the Drops sale over at The Wool Warehouse
 These beauties were inside...



Aren't they gorgeous?
I have plans a brewing for these oh so soft plump lovelies....
The ice blue skein will be lovingly crafted into a shawl for a beloved family member
And the others will become shawly things for me
...I think I'll start on the green :-)

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So there I was standing in the kitchen taking photos of the lace weight yarn when I thought how about showing you my happy cottage kitchen. I've always argued myself out of it before now as it's never pristine. I'm not the most tidy of people and to top the untidyness off, we have a solid fuel Rayburn... this means lots of sooty dust!

So, shall we start the little tour?







Our home it's full of things that reminds me of people 
- loved ones, both family and friends and others that remain in my heart that I can no longer see.






Creations from when my children were small and newer ones by Little Miss and Young Master...our beloved grandchildren.








Washed recycled jars drying and waiting for harvest jams and chutneys.



Lime pickle fermenting - my wonderful, caring son in law will be delighted :-)

And finally just to dispel all romantic notions.... my next job is.....


...sweeping :-)

Ok my lovelies, thank you so much for visiting and I wish each one you a wonderful weekend and half term.....  
Yay! I will have Lovely Husband home for a week :-) :-) :-)

Blessings to you all
Ttfn Tracey
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36 comments:

  1. That yarn looks very dreamy. I'd love to see the finished articles when they are done! Your kitchen looks gorgeous. Utterly homely and cosy, and it looks like such a happy place to be in!

    Have a super week

    Vanessa x

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    1. Hi Vanessa, thank you :-) Yes, it is a lovely place to be even though it's not finished...still need to do the wall tiling and get counter tops that are actually screwed down! It's funny how you don't see things after a while.
      I'll show each one as they are made but it might be a while yet.
      Have a lovely weekend with your family,
      Tracey xxx

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  2. It's lovely Tracey, it looks like it full of creativity and treasures, that's a lovely dresser and great wood store! Heather x

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    1. Thanks Heather :-) Hehe we have several wood stores and still need more. Lovely Husband is great at DIY. The dresser is Irish but it looks as if it's been made for our kitchen; we found it at our local junk shop. Have a great weekend,
      Tracey xxx

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  3. Lovely yarn, look forward to seeing your new creations. Mum and I are loving the dresser :-) xxx

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    1. Hi Mandy, I've started playing with the green and it's so lovely to use. I haven't made my mind up as to whether I'll knit our crochet... Oh yes there are lovely things from your family on the dresser :-) I send my love to you all and have a super break xxxxxx Tracey

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  4. The offer ends soon doesn't it, I am trying to persuade myself not to order some but the Drops offer is a really good one. You have a lovely kitchen full of lovely things.

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    1. Thanks Jo. Hmm...I had been resisting and then....oops!
      Have a lovely weekend :-)
      Tracey xxx

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  5. Lovely yarn Tracy I can't wait to see what you make with it. Your kitchen is charming lots of cute treasures there. Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. Hello Linda :-) Thank you. I'm wishing you a lovely weekend too
      Tracey xxx

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  6. The Wool Warehouse is one of my online shops, it is a great sale, maybe I should indulge a little before it's too late.
    I like the colours you've chosen, lace weight, that's thinner than fingering (4ply) isn't it? I have never worked with a lace weight before, I look forward to your progress.
    What a lovely homey space you have, full of a bit of everyone who is dear to you. I love the children's art stuff, very special. Thanks for the tour Tracey xx

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    1. Hi Linda, a little won't hurt, Lol! Yes, lace weight it's very thin and creates a beautiful loose fabric with a larger hook or needles... see my http://yarnandpencil.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-gift-ta-dah.html post.
      Thanks for commenting :-)
      Tracey xx

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  7. That wool looks yummy, I have been thinking about Lace weight, saw some lovely stuff on a local online shop. Your kitchen looks like a place that is loved. I am a sucker for old china too!

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    1. Hi Zana and thanks :-) Yes and it feels oh so yummy too. I find charity shops irresistible but I'm finding they tend to put higher prices on these days so I often have to leave find s for someone else. Do you find that lots of people give you bits?
      Tracey xxx

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  8. I love your kitchen! The dresser chock full of pretty things...the beautifully creative children's artwork...it just is so incredibly inviting, I wish I could just sit there and enjoy a cuppa with you and talk about your lovely new yarn! Chrissie x

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    1. Hi Chrissie, wouldn't that be lovely... Thanks so much for your lovely comments.
      Tracey xxx

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  9. Very pretty! My dresser is topped with tins as well, and I am also a fan of crocheted jug covers. I do like the look of your yarn, especially the green - what a flattering shade. It can be hard to find just the right shade of green (and orange) at times. I look forward to seeing your projects and learning about how that yarn works up.

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    1. Hello Jodiebodie, I was thrilled when I opened the package and saw the green... you can never be quite sure when buying online can you? I'm a bit of a sucker for tins...even boring Christmas ones; I need to make colourful cosy jackets for those particular tins. Thanks for commenting
      Tracey xxx

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  10. Oh I love your kitchen Tracey and that yarn....I kept popping on to the Wool Warehouse website and looking but I have shown restraint...well for now at least!! Have great bank holiday, Sarah xo

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    1. I'm very impressed by your restraint Sarah :-) Thank you for your lovely comments. Lovely weekend thanks... I hope yours has been great too.
      Tracey xxx

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  11. That yarn is so gorgeous! Love your kitchen too, so lovely and you have filled it with things that are so special to you.
    Marianne x

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    1. Hello Marianne :-) The yarn is lovely to use; I've had no problems with splitting and it is lovely and soft. Thank you for your sweet comments
      Tracey xxx

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  12. Very pretty yarn, thanks for the kitchen tour the dresser is so lovely full of so many treasures.
    Clare x

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    1. Thanks Clare, and yes, very full :-) Lol!
      Tracey xxx

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  13. So many lovely things Tracey - and your home is exactly as a home should be - full of all the things that make us smile. Gorgeous, gorgeous yarn, looking forward to seeing the shawls completed.
    Have a great week,
    Kate x

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    1. Thanks Kate :-) I'm knitting the first one and for the second I hope to try broomstick crochet!
      Wishing you a great week too,
      Tracey xxx

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  14. Very pretty, funny and colored !! All what i enjoy !! Have a good day !

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    1. Hi Anik, thanks so much for your comment, I'm glad you enjoyed my post :-) I'm wishing you a lovely day too,
      Tracey xxx

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  15. Tracey, I am dying right now I love your kitchen so much. I'm so glad you decided to share it. It's perfect!!!! I am going to be saving all these photos to my "Happy" folder so I can get lots of good ideas for my own kitchen. Thank you!! You inspire me!! ~Angela~

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    1. Hello Angela, oh wow, what a compliment! Thank you for telling me that :-) it's really made my day! Have a lovely rest off week,
      Tracey xxx

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  16. Hi Tracey, just found your blog and I really love your bright friendly style and also see that you just started blogging in Feb this year. I am always interested to find other 'new' bloggers! I just started in Jan this year too. I'm following you on Bloglovin ow so will get to read all your posts. Best wishes to you. Love your cosy kitchen! Penny x

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    1. Thanks Penny, welcome to this little sunny corner of blogland
      :-) This is a journey I didn't expect to take but I do enjoy it and it's so lovely to meet so many like-minded people and make new friends. Have a great week,
      Tracey xxx

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  17. It's the personal touches that make a house a home and your dresser shows this. I sympathise with you on the Rayburn, I used to have a solid fuel Aga that used to eat anthracite... what a messy thing that was (but I do secretly miss it). Have a wonderful half term xx

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    1. Hi Chel, although a dusty madam I wouldn't be without her. Thanks for popping over :-)
      Tracey xxx

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  18. Hi Tracey, I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Award , please pop on over to my blog posts http://emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/liebster-part-1.html and http://emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/liebster-part-2.html to see what it's all about :)
    Jillxx

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    1. Hi Jill, thank you so much, I'm pleased to bits. I posted a comment over on your blog today not realising I had a comment here from you.... There's been rather a lot of brain fog today. Hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow and will publish the post I've been working on :-)
      Tracey xxx

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