Monday, 31 December 2018

A round up of makes for 2018

Just wanted to pop in with a quick round up post for 2018.

Now I look back there have been more finishes than I thought, so here they are, in no particular order.

There are a couple of project bags I made in this last month and I also knit a couple more dishcloths but no photos.

I failed to read my pledged 50 books on Goodreads this year, I managed 39, still not bad.  My reading really slowed down the latter half of the year, I started some books and just couldn't get into them and time is too short to waste time on books that don't hold your interest.  I will set me challenge again tomorrow and go though my bookshelf and choose one to start off 2019.

I haven't got a lot to do today, I tided the garden up yesterday when it was dry and Mark cleaned the windows.  I'm pretty much up to date on all my jobs seeing as I'm been off work for almost two weeks.  I've been binge watching Luther (again) because the new series starts Tomorrow, (at last something worth sitting down to watch!)  This afternoon I will plonk myself on the sofa and start watching series three :-)

We are going to have buffet tea tonight with a glass of something alcoholic.  I will be stitching on something I started over Christmas which I will show next time.

Happy New Year to you all, thank you for following and commenting on my posts, I know blogging has fallen out of favour with lots of people, it seems that Instagram is the place to be now, and although I do like Instagram (and post there quite a lot), I still prefer reading a blog post, I feel like I get to know the person more through a blog, and there are some lovely bloggers out there:-)

Keep on blogging! 

 I wish you a happy and healthy 2019

see you soon



Jo said...

What a lot of beautiful makes. I don't have any other social media other than my blog but I have been contemplating dipping my toe into Instagram. I really enjoy watching podcasts but I do still enjoy reading blogs, and of course, writing my own. I'm always pleased to see a new post from you as I love popping in here to see what you've been up to. Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2019. xx

Jane said...

I've only been blogging a year and a half and I do enjoy it. It's more of a diary thing that I can look back on. Recording some of my knitting patterns to share with other knitters and that I can use again. Learning to crochet this summer. Growing our veg. A holiday would have been nice, but Ginger grows old and gets very stressed just leaving the house even for a short walk; poor baby :( I love all your projects, especially the beautiful cross stitch samplers and I'm looking forward to seeing your latest work. Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog. Happy New Year to you and your family. Best, Jane x

Vickie said...

I enjoyed looking back at your projects Maggie. Hope you find a great book this week! ;) Happy New Year!

Purple Pixie Dust said...

Happy New Year and all the best in 2019 hugs

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely finishes Maggie, you had quite a few in 2018. Wishing you a Happy New Year 🥂

Btw everytime I try to email you or reply to a comment you left me it gets sent back undelivered 😯

Julie said...

Lots of lovely finishes you had during the year Maggie.
Wishing you a wonderful 2019

Like Clare, I have tried to reply to your comments but it bounces back undeliverable??

Carol said...

Every time I see your beautiful knitting, I just sigh, Maggie! I so wish I knew how to knit... I love your stitching as well--you are so multi-talented :) I look forward to seeing what springs from your needles in 2019--Happy New Year ♥

Barb said...

You have had such a productive year. I loved all the cute little things you made for the children. The cross stitch also looks wonderful! A Happy New year to you and your family!

Sandy said...

I don't do instagram at all. I too like blogging. I thought FB had somewhat replaced blogging for some folks, but like you...I like blogging. I also do FB, but going to try to blog more in 2019. LOVE all your projects. Just started a ripple yesterday...gotta keep busy with the crafts.

Lowcarb team member said...

Looking back you did do well, lovely to see :)
My good wishes to you and your family for a Happy New Year.

All the best Jan

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Happy New Year. It was a good to see the round-up of all your 2018 makes. I agree with your views on Instagram v blogging.

Shelly said...

Happy New Year! I would say you were busy in 2018 and such beautiful things you made! I'm impressed that you read 39 books. I'm on goodreads too and do the challenge every year. I read 11 books last year and plan on 6 this year as two of my book choices are quite thick. I'm on IG too but like blogging more.

Sandy said...

Time for blog walking again, so here I am waving hello.

Miriam said...

I remember your works of last year, I liked some particularly.