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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.....?!!

Friday 27 December 2013

Sparkle & Light, Merry & Bright

Season's greetings dear readers. I do hope you're well, and have enjoyed the festivities thus far?!! Not meaning to start this post on a downer but as I type I can see the River Great Ouse rushing past my window, all swollen and angry. I can't help but think of all the people who've had to contend with flooding this past week, and how utterly devastating it must be, especially at this time of year. Nature is a wondrous thing but violent and destructive in equal measure. I send my thoughts out to all those affected.

I've spent the past few days indulging in plenty of yummy food and festive entertainment. The run up to the big day was quite hectic to be honest and I didn't get in half of what I'd planned to do. I know I'm not alone there, and I'm sure most of us can breathe a collective sigh of relief now we're safely on the other side. This is the best bit for me though, the part of the holiday's when you can veg out in your favourite PJ's, watch copious amounts of films, and graze on all those treats you've stockpiled in the cupboards. I cannot wait for four o'clock every day, when the light fades and all my twinkling fairy lights come into their own.

My crochet hook has been badly neglected in recent weeks, but I did manage to finish a few projects before the Christmas madness took over. I thought I'd give you a preview here today of the squares cushion, and then do a proper write up when time allows. I think it deserves it's proper 'ta-dah' moment!

Until then, I send warm wishes to all and many thanks for your presence here at Annie's Place through 2013. 

See you in 2014 
x x x x x 


  1. You've made a beautiful job of your crochet cushion Sharron, I particularly like the colour placement. It will look gorgeous in your home. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create in the coming year. Enjoy your pj days xxx

  2. I know what you mean...I love it when the madness is over and you can just chill out in your PJ's until lunchtime ;)
    Lovely crochet cushion....I'm new to crochet (and your blog!) and I've loved looking through all the gorgeous things you've made....I look forward to seeing more in 2014!
    Love Caroline x x x

  3. That cushion is so gorgeous, well done on that project. Sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday.

  4. Thanks for sharing the beauty you have noticed and created around you, Sharron. In the midst of the difficult parts of life it is encouraging to glimpse the colorful, lovely possibilities! xx

  5. I am planning a pj day tomorrow! The weather has kept me awake at night as I am terrified of the strong winds. I do hope you are keeping safe. Your cushion looks great. Enjoy the rest of the holidays x

  6. Hello Sharron
    I couldn't agree more with your post, that lovely though the hectic madness is, the blissful calm afterwards is just as special.
    Definitely a PJ day here as well tomorrow.
    Love your tiny little crochet squares on your cushion,
    Kate x

  7. Alway enjoy your blog posts.Happy New Year to you and your family.xx

  8. Oh look at that gorgeous sweet cushion! Wishing you a splendid, creative and inspirational 2014!! :-) xxxx

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family Sharron!
    Your latest cushion is just beautiful!
    Wishing you a wonderful and creative 2014,
    Susan x

  10. happy new year Sharron! your cushion is gorgeous and i too am drunk on fairy lights!! Heather x

  11. Your cushion looks lovely Sharron and so does your tree. It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog. Enjoy the rest of the holidays - and your pj moments! Jane x

  12. Hi Sharron, Yep,I too love fairy lights!!! I think they help create the Christmas atmosphere!!! Love your beautiful bright and happy cushion!!!! Have a fab day!!!

  13. Hi Sharron, I really enjoy your blog, this is my first comment.! You like all the things I do. I am pleased you had a nice Christmas, we have had a warm one here in NZ, I have still managed to crochet though. I always admire your use of colour. Carolyn NZ.


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