Sunday, 22 December 2013

Merry Christmas and some Socks!


Hello Everyone, I do hope you are all well and keeping sane, we are almost at the Big Day, in fact I will reach there before you as my Christmas Countdown seems to be a day ahead of it's self.

I just wanted to thank everyone for visiting and commenting on my wee efforts, you have all been so encouraging, and also for the words of advice and support throughout what has been a bit of a difficult year for me, Alistair too as he had to put up with me.  It all helped to keep me going, and come out the otherside, and the New Year begins a new phase in my life, so Thanks so much.
 I have so enjoyed getting to know you fab talented folk and, even meeting up with some of you, especially at the Birmingham NEC, that's you Ang and Christine, one of  the highlights of my year, and all brought about by Patricia and Hazel, and of course their friend Elaine.

Mrs. Duck, from The Duck's Dodahs, otherwise know as Ang, wondered if I was going to show the socks I was knitting with some of the yarn I'd bought at the Craft Fair, well Ang here they are;
Now, these are for Lewis, who is Alistair's son, and not Damian as you thought Ang, I'm afraid he has to make do with socks from Next this year.
The yarn used to make these, is from a Highland company called Ripple Yarns, who die all their own yarn using the colours of plants.  Lewis had received them and is delighted with them, thankfully, here also is his card;
I wanted something a wee bit different for him, so I thought this wonderful image from would just do the job.  The papers and sentiments are from Making Cards, and Navy card.  Lots of sparkle, though it's not showing up well, and a few gems.
I just love these Japanese images, they are called Stunning H.Kawase (ukiyo-e).

I don't expect to be back posting over Christmas, but will be trying to keep up with your blogs.  I will however be still on the Christmas cards for the CCAYR DT, so sorry about that, I know many of you will be sick of the sight of those sorts of cards.

Well that's me for now, have a fabulous festive time and see you when it's all over,


Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,
It certainly has been a great year, for blogging! creating, meeting up with you and other blogging friends. Hoping next year produces such great things.
Your socks look really cosy, not surprised he was delighted with them.
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & creative 2014

Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Love the socks Kate. No wonder Lewis loved them. I also love your snow globe and card. You and Alistair have a great Christmas. Hazel xx

Tanya said...

Gorgeous socks Kate, and the card is fab :) Have a safe, happy Christmas and hope everything goes well - best wishes for the holidays and catch up again in 2014!!!

Tanya xx

Rita said...

Fantastic socks Kate. Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you too for your company and friendship. Hugs Rita xxx

rachel said...

wonderful socks and a fabulous card Kate - I wish you a very merry christmas too and thankyou for all of your visits to my little blog over the last year! Big Hugs rachel x

Christine Harrop said...

Happy Christmas to you and Alistair Kate! You are so right, 2013 was great year. I have had so much inspiration from all my fabulous blogging friends. November was the highlight when we had such a wonderful at the NEC when we all met up! Hope it can happen again some time! Love and hugs Christine xx

pam said...

fabulous socks and a great card Kate.
hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year.
pam x.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Merry Christmas kate, thanks for all your visits and lovely comments.

Sue said...

Have a wonderful Christmas time Kate!!! fabulous socks and lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sue said...

Those socks looks wonderful Kate and your card is gorgeous.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Thank you so much for being a lovely blogging friend.
hugs Sue xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You're definitely a professional knitter AND card maker. Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season. Looking forward to your inspiring creations in 2014. Hugs! Karen

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Trust me to get it wrong lol ! Poor Damien getting Next socks instead of a pair of Mums finest. These are fabulous. My you have some patience!
It was wonderful meeting everyone last month (seems longer than that now) and as Christine says, would be lovely to do it again.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year Kate and hopefully more enjoyable knowing that 2014 is looking a lot better than you thought it may do.
Ang x

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what a fab socks, and such a wonderful card.
May I wish you and your family the very best Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Erika said...

Great card Kate and love those stripy socks. Have a super Christmas, lots of love,
Erika. x

hotpotato said...

Happy Christmas Kate, hope you have a good one. xx

Sue said...

Awesome socks, and fabulous card, love the image and all that sparkle.
Was so nice to meet you this year and chat back and forth on the blog.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy healthy New Year. See you again when it's all over.....

Big Hug

Jules said...

Hi Kate

Have a really lovely Christmas and a very happy 2014!

Love Jules xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Kate,

Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Norma said...

I wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas dear friend!!
Big Hugs,

Crafty Lark said...

Hello Kate, love your card and socks. Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful 2014. hugs Flora

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie such a gorgeous creation, huggles Pops x x x

Amber Holder said...

Hello dear friend! I've been away too long and looked forward to coming for a visit :) I love your unique card today, certainly something fun and unique. Wishing you all the best for the new year.

Best crafty wishes!
Staying Crafty