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Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Hello all on this beautiful Spring day. Yesssssss I'm actually feeling better thanks to all the lovely comments, kind thoughts and prayers you've all sent me (think the antibiotics helped too). You are such a lovely bunch. Hope you like the new Spring header for my blog....it's a photo of the gorgeous flowering cherry that's in our garden right now and I just had to share it with you all.

A quick update on the house move....we have put it back on the market this week. Our buyers are a long way off from getting their mortgage at the mo and even when they submit their end of year accounts at the end of April there is no guarantee of them getting what they need so we really had no choice. We really don't want to lose yet another bungalow that we have set our hearts on.....please keep everything crossed for us.

...latest news is that we have already got a viewing on Sunday with a couple who really want to buy the house.....fingers crossed.

So? What is on my work desk today?

Of course I have a huge pile of knitted squares now.....up to 129 at last count!! 120 of them have been joined together in 2 x 2 squares now and I've crocheted around them in white....I love the effect.  :-)

I was running out of nice cheery colours in yarn so these three new balls just jumped in my basket at Charlies at the weekend  :-)....I may have a while to knit yet after all!

 The only other thing I have to share with you today are the gorgeous flowers that are coming out all round the garden here....stunning or what?  Really wish you could smell that magnolia.  Enjoy.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today and will leave me a little hello comment to say you've been.  I must say a huge sorry to a few of you last week who I just couldn't get round to....I really was feeling pretty rough all week so hope you forgive me.  I hope to call in on as many as possible later today to make up for it.

Annie x


Linda said...

I do hope the viewing is a success and hope all goes well so that you can soon move into the bungalow you want.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my word, once more into the breach....but a sane decision...and I bet you feel so much the better for taking things back into your control. The garden looks GLORIOUS! My word how cheering!

Sheila Horrocks said...

Oh Annie.....it's been one thing after another. I have everything crossed for your viewing. Something has got to go right soon, you have suffered enough with this move.
It's amazing how upbeat you keep.....it must be those squares you are knitting. The power of the needle!!

fairy thoughts said...

It sounds like the week we all start feeling better.... I am too, its been a while.
thank heavens for knitting I bet its the only thing keeping you going with all the house problems. hope it gets sorted out soon
janet #7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Look at you....No 1!! Yay
That cherry pic is gorgeous, it makes me happy. Glad to hear you're feeling better and hope all goes well with the house selling !
Hugs, LLJ 8 xx

Caz said...

Gorgeous blossom; love the pile of knitting - nothing cheers you more than seeing the results of being productive.
Good luck with selling - fingers crossed for you!
Caz ~12

Robyn said...

First time snooping around your place. Thanks!Sending healing love and Light to you and positive vibes for a quick sale.
Loved seeing your squares- they look like flowers! and your garden "desk".
Robyn 14

Anne said...

Glad you are feeling better Annie. Have everything crossed for you re the viewing. Anne # 28 I think :-) x

Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW xx Jan (31)

Eliza said...

So pleased to hear you are feeling better and that the house is back on the market. With a garden like the one you are showing it will sell in a snap, everything is crossed here in hope it all goes well.

Congrats on No.1 this week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 36
Yippee 36 my favourite number LOL

Janene McAnally said...

I am sorry to hear that you have not been well. Knitting seems to be very big at the moment and you do have a lot of squares done lol. Love your flower photos..wish my garden looked like that :-). Take care and happy WOYWW.
Janene #30

Nikki C said...

Happy Woyww I hope your feeling better soon and your look forward to seeing when you make with all those squares has Nikki 37

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Hope you are feeling much better, Thanks for sharing the lovely flowers. I wonder if we will even have flowers this year. More snow for the next 3 days. Totally unreal. Things getting back to normal here, I just want some time to be creative. Enjoy WOYWW.

peggy apl said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your header is gorgeous and so are all the flowers in your garden! They stole the show from your knotted squares! Glad you are feeling better, Annie!
Happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS@19

VonnyK said...

Glad you're feeling better and I hope all goes well with the house viewing. That is one huge pile of knitting you have there and more balls of wool to go to, wow. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous. You have such beautiful flowers in England, enjoy the wonderful perfumes.
Have a great week and hope you get a buyer.
Von #48

Andrea said...

Well done on the number 1 spot.really please that you are now on the mend and feeling better .I can see why you couldn't resist those new wools great colours loving the spring flowers have fab week crafty hugs Andrea #45

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congrats on being #1 this week. And yes, I love that new blog banner/header. I'm hoping that Sunday helps resolve all the problems you've had over this move, and you can soon finish packing to go.

Your stress busting has really turned into a real project! Glad you got some new yarn.

Your yard is screaming SPRING. It's still brown and gray here. I apologize, but I probably won't join in on Friday, but I'll still be by to see how you are doing. Glad you are feeling better, at least. Happy WOYWW from # 15.

Patsy Paterno said...

I'm happy that you're feeling better! Those cherry blossoms look so perfect, they look like those beautiful silk flowers we sell in our shops!!! What a wonderful wonderful garden you have! Like those knitted squares too! patsy

Claire said...

LOVE your blossom header, and our magnolia is smelling heavenly too!
Congrats on no. 1 spot!!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 50

Helen said...

Oh golly, poor you... hope the viewing goes well and things happen fast! Your spring flowers look fantastic, very bright and cheery.. Helen 9

Nikki Davey said...

Lovely daffodils - we have them out in September here, its nice to see some lovely ones in April.

Nikki D

cockney blonde said...

So pleased you're feeling better. Fingers crossed with the house, x

Ann B said...

Good luck with the viewing Annie, hope it goes well and, more importantly, quickly. Glad you are feeling better and I find Daffs are just as good as antibiotics.
Ann B

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well Annie life is never dull that is for sure, and pray it is sorted asap for all concerned... and glad you are feeling better :D

... and saw the blossoms on your header and thought how stunning they are!!(God's wonderful creation.. mm of for smellavision)

... then see them collaged here below what an amazing garden you have, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #47

KC'sCourt! said...

Hope everything goes well with the viewing
Julie xxxxxxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

So glad you're on the mend, but sorry about the house saga! Still I have everything crossed for you that your new viewers will fall in love and make a firm offer. X

Neet said...

So glad you are feeling much better but so sorry about the house - yet again! How can any one person (or two in the case of your DH) have such bad luck? There must be something wonderful for you on the horizon.
Glad you are quite "up" about it, I am sure I would be in tears, and that your crafting is helping you get along. Hope those munchkins can visit again now you are so much better.
Take care
Hugs, Neet xx 65

Minxy said...

Fingers crossed for the viewing and hopefully sale, I hope you get the home you're after.
Seeing as you're an expert on all things knitty, I just learned to crochet and i'm kinda clueless, What is the wool/yarn called that they use for the nice darker creamy coloured doilies {like the one on my desk bottom right of the pile} it's slightly heavier and not at all fluffy like normal wool?? any idea!
Happy Wednesday
Minxy {was #6 now #23}

glitterandglue said...

Oh Annie - how disappointing - again. I do trust your viewing on Sunday goes well, and that you find a new purchaser who is able to complete - like, yesterday!!!, and not keep you hanging on. Do take care of yourselves.
Number 1 - many congratulations.
That pile of squares is looking good - as is the garden. Glorious colour - don't you just LOVE Springtime as everything is bursting into life?!
Margaret #67

tilly said...

fingers crossed for the view and pleased to hear you are feeling better, what stunning flowers are out at the moment, I love spring.

Kate Hadfield said...

Oh those flowers are just gorgeous! Spring flowers are always so cheerful! I hope that everything goes well with the house sale, it can be such a horrible stressful time - I shall keep my fingers crossed for you!
Happy WOYWW!
Kate #62

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Prayer to you that the sale will go through. Wow! The pile of squares is growing.

Zahreen Sharp said...

Hello Annie,
Love your new yarn colour,they go well together. I have to ask though how long does it take you to knitt 100+ squares?!
I hope your house sells soon, crossing fingers! I know if we were looking to buy I would defo consider just for the lovely flowers in you garden!
Zee xoxo

Belinda Basson said...

As you go into spring so the leaves are falling off the trees here and the rain is pouring! My gran made each of us grand kids a crochetted blanket, still one of my faves. #63

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh I love a bunch of knitted squares...just thinking of the possibilities! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #18

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ooh top of the shop for you this week Annie :o) So glad to hear you're feeling much better and everything crossed on the house front. Loving the flower shots and that purple wool with flecks.

April Story said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I have everything crossed that your interested buyers will be the ones. April #41

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fingers crossed for sure - I hope they love it and you are back on track again. Your beautiful garden should help! Chris#96

Caro said...

Fingers crossed for this couple Annie...I really hope that the viewing goes well. Thanks for sharing, especially those gorgeous spring flowers! Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#102)

Winnie said...

Sending postive vibes for your house to sell soon and for all your wishes for your new place to come true. Your flowers are so beautiful, we had snow this week, so I am still waiting for spring to arrive. Love your squares, can't wait to see what you do with them! Winnie#71

Chrysalis said...

Great you're on the mend, and I hope the house goes REAL soon! Take care and have a great week. Chrysalis 53 xx

Neesie said...

Oh I do hope you have a positive outcome soon on the home front Annie, its so stressful so no wonder you've been feeling unwell.
On a lighter note your blossom header is gorgeous. I'm contemplating putting a blossom tree into my garden and I've seen some stunning magnolia this week that I might have to have one of those too ;D
Your floral display made me smile so thanks for sharing.
Enjoy WOYWW Neesie #86

MommaRock said...

Hi happy woyww to you!
Good luck with the sell!

Kimmer #109 last, but not least yet again... I think this is a record! LOL

sandra de said...

Congrats on #. Hope your health picks up and I absolutely love your flower pics. Spring has sprung in your part of the world. How beautiful.
Sandra @

Twiglet said...

What a lovely bunch our WOYWW friends are. Such kind messages and thoughts. x Jo

505whimsygirl said...

Drats, I just typed a comment and it went poof....

I would think your garden would sell your home for you! I love all the colors; the cherry blossom tree is amazing! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Lovely colors of yarn for your project. I've been slacking on everything, including my knitting. I'm reading "The Book Thief" and since it's a library book I'm on a deadline!

By the way, we are getting snow here today. I'm bummed but we need every drop of moisture we can get!

Thanks for visiting me already.
Congrats on being number one!!!

Happy belated WOYWW
Kay (21)

MarmaladeRose said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather, hope you're feeling better soon. House moves...pah! Good luck, fingers are firmly crossed for you x