Wednesday, 3 January 2018

WOYWW - Happy New Year!

Just a bit late posting today!
I have my little helper here today and his Mum is busy wet felting in my kitchen....

 It's a lovely way to create beautiful, original backgrounds for her Tilly Tea Dance art work.
It just takes time and peace and quiet.
So we leave her to it and Ben gets to have fun with Nanny and Grandad.
He has used his magic painting dinosaur book, played with Grandad's model railway, played diggers and dumpers on my coffee table "building site" and is now enjoying 5 minutes of Thomas the Tank Engine on tv.
It's a nice life - I don't know who enjoys it most... Ben or Grandad. Happy days!

Below are the two little shrugs I knitted recently. One tiny one for a new born and one large one for a one year old. I love this little pattern.

So all that leaves for me to do is to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

See you next week!
xx Jo


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy New Year - may 2018 be a cracker for you and yours! I think it's lovely that you get to see Ben all the time, what wonderful memories you're building up with him. That little cardi pattern is the thing I knit the most, I'm so grateful to you for sending it to me. The yarn in the bigger version is very funky, love it!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx

Lindart said...

It does sound like a lovely life! Your shrugs are so cute! The pic of the felting is so peaceful. . .! Have a wonderful 2018! Lindart #28

Annie said...

Sounds like you’ve had a fun day. It’s what life should be filled with 😀
Annie x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Jo, that really sounds like a fabulous day. Happy New year to you too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

sue jones said...

Happy new year !! those shrugs look adorable.Have loads of fun with Ben. xx
Soojay 23

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year Jo. What a lovely knitting pattern - I see why you like it so much - it produces such a wonderful little garment. Well done Grandad!! Enjoy - they don't stay young long... my gorgeous five grandies are now aged from 16 down to 11! Hardly seems any time since I held them at a day old!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Helen said...

I think Ben has a blast with his Grandad!! Love the cardies too. Helen #3

Anne said...

Hello and a very happy and healthy 2018 to you and your family. It is such a joy to have lttle ones around. Though not so little we saw a lot of our grandchildren - such fun. Beautiful knitting. Anne x #17

Ellie said...

Gorgeous shrugs, the colours are Lovely! Diggers on the coffee table sounds fun hehe
Ellie #24

Stacy Sheldon said...

Jo, those are the sweetest little sweaters :) ~Stacy #27

Angela Radford said...

How sweet are they, love them to bits. Here to wish you a great woyww and a very Happy and creative New Year, Angela x15x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jo, every belssing on you and your dear ones in 2018. Love the felting process it’s soooooo pretty, I’ve my poppy one I bought hanging up and the atcs are in pride of place ( under the paper pile on my desk!!).
Love the wee knits too, they are soo pretty!
Thanks so much for your great desky share.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #37

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Kim said...

Happy belated WOYWW. Sounds like you had a busy day! The felting sound interesting, and I love your knitted sweaters--so cute and colorful!
Have a great week.
-K #32

Claire Grantham said...

Jo, Happy New Year, thanks for the visit. LOVE the cardigans, they are both gorgeous. Love that your Daughter is felting in your kitchen. I suspect that Grandad is the one having the most fun here.. Clairex #26

Claire Grantham said...

Just clicked the link to Tilly Tea Dance. OMG her work is amazing!! Cx

Julia Dunnit said...

Very late, in fact I expect Maxine’s wet felting is good and dry now! lovely colours she’s using. You must be very proud to see her advancing and succeeding with her wonderful talent. Love the list of things that Ben has been up to, it’s really quite exhausting! Happy happy New Year Jo, hope it cont8nues to fill you with joy and family. Xx