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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things handmade. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as CosyKitty on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Monday 20 May 2013

Out of the loop

After an enforced absence from the internet, normal service is now resumed. Goodness me, have I missed this place! To think only six short months ago blogging was just a fleeting idea, and here I am now well and truly enveloped in it. I've missed visiting you all, and will endeavour to catch up with everybody's news as soon as I can. Funny how you can feel completely out of the loop, after only a few weeks offline.

I'm celebrating a mini milestone of sorts, I've reached 100,000 page views since my blogging journey began back in November. I'm really rather chuffed that so many people have taken the time to pop over for a wee look. Can't wait to get well and truly stuck in again,  there are lots of crafty pursuits on the agenda. I've just picked up my hook again recently. I started to seriously worry whether I could remember how to crochet, after my brief hiatus! I know, stupid eh? I can't tell you how good it feels to be a happy hooker once again! 

I'm looking forward to sharing some colourful crochet with you in my next post. But for now I'd like to share some snaps I took down at the riverside. Between the clouds and showers, we've had some welcome sunny intervals, so I donned my comfy converse to stroll along the pretty embankment. I just love living by this river. The floral displays on show this time of year really are breathtaking. 

There's always plenty going on along this lovely stretch of the River Ouse. I especially love watching the rowing. A regatta was held here last weekend, but sadly the weather was horrendous. Torrential downpours, even hail was thrown in for good measure. I felt for the young men and women taking part.

I see these youngsters rowing up and down, and I often wonder if I could be watching the next Olympic champion in the making? Another Etienne Stott maybe!?

Well, it's just a quick hello from me for now. 
I shall be back in a few days no doubt, with some hooky updates. 
Hope you're all well, and have a great start to the new week

x x x x x x 


  1. love being by the river, very relaxing! good to see you back, Heather x

  2. Hi There,Just found your post and love it!!!! What a beautiful place to live in!!!See you soon again and have a wonderful week!!!

  3. Ah Dearest Sharron - a huge welcome back, I've really missed you!
    Your pics are beautiful - what a delight it must be to live where you do with so much loveliness around you.
    And there is a coincidence that rather astounds me Sharron: the pic of the embankment with the river and swans and the lovely green park on the other side - we have a view very similar to that here and I will take a pic soon and show you!
    Looking forward to seeing your next hooky project - go to it girl! Joy xxx

  4. Hello again Sharron - I meant to congratulate you on such a great achievement - that's a lot of page views, but not surprising, for your blog is so colourfully inviting and inspirational. Thank you! Joy xx

  5. Such lovely snaps... good to have you back.... Sarah x

  6. Lovely photos and was so pleased to see you posting again. A huge well done for achieving so many views you must be so pleased x

  7. hi, Sharron! Welcome back! yes, it feels really funny that you miss so may things just in a week's time absence from the net :) But it is all right.
    The photos you shared are so lovely! It seems like a really good weather there..here it is hitting +40 C in day time - feeling exhausted.
    Take care and I look forward to see your crochet updates :)

  8. Hi Sharron, congratulations on your 100,000 page views and welcome back, I've missed your postings and am eager to see what's new on the hook!

    Best wishes
    Jane x

  9. Sharron, beautiful, beautiful photos you live in an amazing place.

  10. Congratulations on your page hits, that is something else. Looking forward to your new ventures. I am sewing, knitting, crocheting and revamping at the moment. Jo x


  11. Well done on your page views! I've missed you on here as I always look out for any updates on what you have been making. Your photos look great by the river. I'd love to live nearer to that sort of environment. I have to search a bit! Take care. Chel x

  12. Hi sharron, hope all is well with you and I'm glad you are back in the loop. I'm looking forward to seeing your crochet creations as they always brighten my day. There is something strangely familiar about your photos..... lol xxxx

  13. Looking forward to seeing your new crochet creations and well done on your page views.
    M x

  14. Hello Sharon,
    Nice to "meet" you, yes, I'm new by here ... Fall in love with your blog, pictures and so gorgeous crochet projects! ... And where you live ... It looks great! Thanks for sharing.

  15. What a beautiful place. It all looks so green and fresh. xx

  16. Dear Sharron, welcome back, and I'm back too! :-) I've missed visiting your cozy place here! I've been almost an entire month offline while in Spain, and it is definitely odd isn't it. I can't wait to see what you've got to show, and I have finished a blankie myself which I'll post over at Ravelry soon! :-) xxxx

  17. Hi, I just want to say what beautiful work you do. Both your brights and pastels look wonderful. I started a blanket of small bright motifs but felt unsure of it. But having seen your work I know feel confident enough to continue. I'm so glad I found you :)

  18. Your won design blocks are gorgeous . I drool looking at all the beautifl coloured yarns you have.It makes me wish that I could buy them.
    Your work is amazing and you keep surprising all of us with your stunning crochet. Love visiting and seeing your gorgeous pictures on your blog.
    Hope summer finally arrived in England.

    Happy crocheting and greetings from NE Florida,



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