Thursday, 6 January 2011


Hello Friends!

I logged on this morning to find that the lovely (and very kind) Angie from Le Monde de Sucrette has awarded me this....

I am absolutely thrilled and am very grateful to Angie for thinking of me. I haven't been blogging long at all and so it is wonderful that I have lovely followers and have new blog-friends who drop by and leave comments. Lovely! 7 things about me.....mmmm

1. I love the sound of yarn in cellophane. There is something totally gorgeous about the crackling sound made by handling a new package of yarn. I could hang around yarn shops all day just to hear that!

2. I became a mum for the first (and only) time at 42! I had the best midwife, who told me she had her last child at 43 and not to consider myself old. Little S has brought so much joy and happiness into my life and, despite 42 years without him, I now cannot imagine what life was like before him. He is the beat of my heart. A big hurrah to 'older' mums everywhere!

3. My mum taught me to knit when I was very young. She makes the most stunning Aran sweaters. I remember my sister and I as young children being forced into matching knitwear and hating it but I am so pleased I learned that skill because it has given me years of yarn happiness. Thanks Mum!

4. I recently traced my family tree and discovered that a direct ancestor on my father's side was a clock maker in the 1700s. My mother's family originate from Fair Isle in the Shetlands. I plan to visit there some day. So if your name is Eunson, or Younson, or Eunsen, or Youngson....we may be related!

5. I love films. I am very happy with a cup of tea, doing some crochet or knitting, and watching a good film. I particularly love old films....Breakfast at Tiffany's is a favourite, with the beautiful Audrey Hepburn......

6. I am blessed by having the most wonderful, amazing, insightful, creative and funny sister! She is my soul mate and we have shared and supported each other through good and bad times. I usually speak to her daily and we can talk for hours! Although we live in different parts of the country now, we are still as close as ever.  That is her on the right......

7. I am mad about all things Scandinavian....glassware, ceramics, fabrics etc. Maybe it is my Fair Isle/Norwegian heritage! One day I hope to visit some of the far northern countries.

Josef Frank chair

Well, I hope you feel you know me a little better!

Now for the hard part.....there are so very many blogs out there that are stylish, beautiful, informative etc that it is almost impossible to choose who to give this award to....but here I go (and I would include you too Angie!)

Stash Avalanche
Everday Life
Uit Het Breitaske
Crochet with Raymond
All Fingers and Thumbs
By Elizabeth Cat
The Flitter Knitter
Handmade at Home
Handmaid Liset


  1. Thank you so much! Now to think of 7 interesting things about me...

  2. Thank you so much Andrea, it is always so interesting to read what 7 things people come up with when they really have to think about it.
    thank you for sharing yours and for passing on the award to me....i'm thrilled.

  3. Thank you Andrea! that is so sweet of you to think of me! Congratulations on your award too, you deserve it, your blog is lovely and such a nice place to visit!

  4. Thank you for my award - a lovely little delight - I'll see if I can think up seven vaguely interesting things - loved reading yours and that photo of you and your sister is wonderful.

  5. Congrats on your award , you deserve it and thank you so much Andrea for passing on this award to me.
    You're thrilled :) and ...... I'm thrilled too.
    But now i have to say 7 things about me and that I find difficult.
    Have a nice evening ... :)

  6. Thank you soo much Andrea! Nice reading your 7 things and i loved that picture of you and your sister. I will think of 7 things i can share.... hmm....

  7. Hi Andrea, congrats! And I would like to wish you a very happy, healthy and creative 2011! Enjoy your weekend. Love, Maaike

  8. thank you for passing this on to me too! loved your 7 things

  9. Thank you so much.Loved your seven thing the pic of you and your sister is so adorable.

  10. Thank you so much! Get back at it this week.
    Love to read your post!
    Best wishes.

  11. Thanks so much for passing on the award, Andrea! How very sweet. I am also happy you introduced me to your great blog!

    Thanks again!


  12. Thank you Andrea for the sweet comment on my blog...I am so happy you liked my cushions :)
    I enjoyed reading ur 7 things :)
    Have a beautiful day!

  13. Congratulations on your award. I loved reading your fun facts too!


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