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Happy “100th blog post” New Year ♥


Laugh and the world laughs with you…
 Blog a few years, until your 100th post
coincides with New Year’s celebrations
and the whole world parties 😉
. . . Cheers! . . .

Happy New Year!
Thanks for connecting with me 
WELCOME to my 100th post

Yup, this little milestone post of mine has somehow managed to coincide with the world-wide party celebration of the year! How’s that for timing? It merely took nearly 3 years to get here… lol … 18 posts during my first (super-timid me) year + 37 posts in 2013 (when I began to relax) + 45 posts for 2014 (counting this one)… And now looking ahead to 2015 with blogful hopes of possibly doubling that count by the end of the year. Can she do it? There’s bound to be at least another 100 posts in me, so let’s hope!!!

stitch markers and crochet snowflakes from AngelaNow for the yarn party, which is already underway…

A few days before Christmas, we received a pretty little package in the post. It was from Singapore, where Angela aka Pretty Little Things In A Box blogs about crafts. The parcel was such a pleasant surprise, including: 8 handmade stitch markers + 9 crocheted red/white/green snowflake ornaments with heart-shaped buttons and festive ribbon 🙂 Thank you so much, Angela ♥ These lovely little treasures make a pretty little Christmas tree, too—see photo 🙂

hand-knit hat from PatOur neighbour, Pat, also learned to knit this past summer. And she’s been knitting “all the things” ever since… Pretty sure everyone she knows got a handknit hat for Christmas, this year 😉 She even knit a lovely purple wool slouchy hat with loom-flowers for me, accompanied by a sweet sack of Christmas shortbread! I hung them with care, for photos on our Christmas decorated stairs. But alas, the heart I knit for her got away without photos…

tree of Oilers heart dishcloths in the snowAside from colour, though, it was the same heart-shaped pattern that I knit for Randy (our “snow angel” retired NHL linesman now realtor neighbour extraordinaire). He clears our driveway whenever it snows. So in appreciation, I knit him half a dozen heart-shaped dishcloths in “Edmonton Oiler” colours (presuming the Oilers to be his favourite hockey team). But oops… as an NHL professional, his team preference is unbiased—duhhh. Oh well, at least the orange cotton I ordered on “Black Friday” turned out to be the perfect shade and arrived in time to knit them. I took them outside for a photo shoot while still damp from blocking and the hearts quickly froze. It cracked me up—seeing all those frozen hearts hanging from our leafless tree … teehee … What else did I expect at -20ºC/-4ºF?!? 😉

Ohhh… and so nice to see that the orples have been by again! I hear they’re itching to learn stitching. So let’s all get together and knit one day real soon! 🙂

Wishing you the happiest of New Years in 2015 ♥ Jackie


24 responses

  1. Congratulations and Happy New Year! May the new year be better than the last.


    December 31, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    • Thanks & Happy New Year to you too, Dave! Wishing you excellent health in 2015 🙂 ♥ ❤


      December 31, 2014 at 11:58 pm

  2. Happy New Year, Jackie and hope you have a great blogging year full of heart.


    January 1, 2015 at 7:00 am

    • Thanks & Happy New Year to you too, Jean! With hearty comments like this, 2015 is off to a great start 🙂 ♥ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      January 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

  3. Jackie! Congratulations on your 100th post! And Happy New Year! I hope you have a healthy happy 2015! Take care.


    January 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    • Thanks & Happy New Year to you too, Sandy! May your 2015 be filled with hope, health & happiness 🙂 ♥ ❤


      January 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm

  4. I would love to learn how to knit sometimes. Happy New Year to you Jackie ❤️


    January 2, 2015 at 12:24 am

    • Happy New Year to you too, Azura! If you were here I’d love to teach you how to knit 🙂 ♥ ❤


      January 3, 2015 at 3:13 pm

  5. Happy New Year. My life got very busy so have missed quite a few this year and have to catch up. So glad I got to this one on time. Have a VERY BLESSED new year 2015!!!!


    January 2, 2015 at 10:48 am

    • Happy New Year to you too, Carol! Glad to hear life is good ‘n busy for you and look forward to seeing you again soon! 🙂 ♥ ❤


      January 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm

  6. You have such a lovely site, Jackie. It lifts the heart. The name could not be more appropriate!


    January 2, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    • Thank you so much, Anna ❤ You are very kind and I appreciate your words of encouragement! Wishing you the best of everything in 2015 🙂 ♥ ❤


      January 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

  7. Congrats !


    January 3, 2015 at 3:07 am

  8. Happy New Year Jackie.. And may 2015 brings you loads more knitting inspirations, good health and happiness..
    (p/s: I love how you did the gift I’ve sent into a tree.. really brilliant.. Heehee!)


    January 3, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    • Happy New Year to you too, dear Angela! Wishing you the best of everything in 2015 🙂 And thank you again for gifting me with this pretty little package—such a lovely Christmas crafty treat! ❤ We don't have a tree, so hanging space is limited. 🙂 ♥ ❤


      January 4, 2015 at 2:08 pm

  9. Congratulations!!! Happiest New Year wishes to you!


    January 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

    • Thanks so much, BecauseOfGrace! Wishing you all that is good in 2015! 🙂 ♥ ❤


      January 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm

  10. Congratulations on 100 post!


    January 5, 2015 at 7:25 pm

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  13. Congratulations! Am sure You will be posting many more good ones for a long time! 🙂

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    January 14, 2016 at 8:07 am

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