Monday, 5 May 2014

A little break

It's time for me to face facts and take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. I have realised that working 40 plus hours a week and juggling home life together with the other responsibilities I have, that I cannot blog for the moment. We are also in the throws of buying and selling homes and that has it's own stresses too.

It won't stop me creating though as I find this helps me to relax and reflect and think. There is therapy in those needles :o) I crocheted these toadstools and flowers for a yarn bombing project to take place in August at a children's hospice with the theme being Enid Blytons "The Faraway Tree" which sounds like it's going to be a magical experience for all the children.

I will be back to blog when the time permits and part of me feels sad, but a little relieved to say this temporary goodbye. I wanted to say a very big thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your comments and conversations we have had. They have meant a lot to me and I have felt really connected by our love of making and being creative together. I hope to have time to pop into some of your blogs and say hi and see what you have been up to.


Thank you to all of you who wished me well in my very first crochet a granny square class last Saturday, it went really well and all my nerves were calmed when each of the clever ladies finally produced a granny square! I think they were all chuffed with their achievements and happy to have learnt a brand new skill. Below are the results from their efforts x I love that they all came out differently despite all having a 4mm hook and DK yarn :o)

So, I shall bid you farewell until I return, you can always catch me over on Instagram where I will be sharing some of my life and makes xox

Take gentle care and enjoy the rest of the Spring and Summer to come




  1. Hope all goes well, and that you will be back in blogland before too long.


  2. Hi Penny!
    Life take over and it is ok. Wishing all the best and to get things settled soon. Take care too!

  3. Wishing you a wonderful summer and a low stress house move. I will miss your posts but totally understand.
    Well done on the teaching and your toadstools are gorgeous.
    Bye for now lovely Penny
    Jacquie xxx

  4. Lovely Penny sending you very warm wishes and good luck with all the things you have to do. I know how hard it is to maintain the blog when working and I struggle myself all the time because of lack of space to fit it into my life. You will be back Penny and we will all be waiting for you, love the toadstools and well done on your class, I knew it would be a wow. Sending you big hugs and loves

  5. Dear Penny, it has been lovely exchanging comments with you, and reading your lovely blog. Don't fret. we will all be here when you come back; life takes over at times, and I have certainly been 'off plan' for the last couple of months and probably for the next couple too. Hope all goes well with your move, looking forward to renewing our acquaintanceship soon! Lxxxxxxx

  6. Thanks for your crafty posts over the year I have been blogging, you were one of my first handful of followers when I was a newbie. I always loved reading your comments on my blog. Take care of yourself and keep crafting. Love Jo xx

  7. Wishing you a restful blogging break
    Clare x

  8. We will miss you.I have done a post this afternoon about yarn bombing and you have given me another idea-toadstools.Did you make the pattern up?Enjoy your crafting without the stress of blogging.

  9. Your crochet is beautiful and I am so glad that your class went well. I hope that your house selling/buying goes really well, and I can totally understand you wanting to reduce the things that you have to do whilst you are dealing with that plus all that you normally have to handle. I love reading your blog and seeing what you get up to, so I hope that when things settle down you will be able to return. In the meantime I wish you all the best for a great house move and that life in general treats you well. Take care and see you again sometime. xx

  10. Does this mean I need to get to grips with Instagram then?! The Enid Blyton project looks wonderful. I loved those books as a child (and still do).
    Hope the move goes well and things slow down a little. I'll miss your lovely blog but fingers crossed you'll be back again some time in the future. Have a great summer.
    Sarah x

  11. I have such lovely memories of the Faraway tree books. They were the first books my daughter Aimee really engaged with when she was tiny. I read a chapter every night and I cherish the memory of Aimee bursting into tears at the end of the first book because it was over, and the look of sheer delight on her face when I explained that with a book you could go back to the beginning and read it again and again! The joy of books has never left her...
    Lots of luck with all your ventures, Penny, I shall look forward to hearing about them when you return to Blogland, and I hope we can meet up for tea and cake at the Pavilion over the summer! xxx

  12. I hear you. Blogging takes a lot of time. Mostly the pre blogging bit takes most of the times, doesn't it! I will follow you on IG which is always fun. See you blogging soon x

  13. Penny, best of luck to you. I think you are one busy woman, blogging should be a joy not a chore and you should not suffer any blogging guilt. Take good care of yourself and pop in when you can,

  14. I can totally relate to how you feel right now, I have been struggling to blog ever since we arrived here in Canada. Real life has a habit of getting in the way :)
    Wishing you lots of good luck with the house sales, I don't envy you Penny but it all works out in the end.
    See you on Instagram :) xxx

  15. You'll be missed m'dear x

    Good luck with the move!

  16. it's good to be clear with yourself, and it sounds like you are making room for a yes to other things. Good luck with everything, perhaps catch up with you on instagram, take care, Heather x

  17. Enjoy your break, Penny - and yes, you will be missed. But sometimes it's a great relief to just let the blog lie dormant for a while. I hope to see you back sometime. Good luck with all your endeavours - and congrats to the new crocheters who produced those lovely granny squares! :)

  18. Wishing you lots of luck with the move Penny. Take care and see you on IG. xxx

  19. The thing you know is that this little world is always here, its fine to priorotise other things when need be....i know that my last 18 months of blogging has been so sporadic, I find it disappointing, but, its still there when I find a spare few minutes, or just need a bit if space from everything else. I will miss you Penny, but look forward to hearing about all the new things you get up to, your bargain finds, your lovely daughter and your move etc... Take care.x

  20. Well my lovely I shall miss your blog posts but sometimes there are just more pressing things and I think moving is one of them! Hope it all goes smoothly, and hope to still chat with you on IG! :) x

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  25. Dear Penny
    I shall miss your posts but sometimes it is best to just have a break ... to step away for awhile.
    However I do hope to see you back here in the near future :-)

    Take care now

    Amanda x

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