Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!


Oh hello there!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WOOOOOOOP WOOOOOOOOP!!!!!!
How are you all doing? I do hope you have had a lovely Holiday Season and are as excited about the new year as I am?!

How was your Christmas?
I  have had a really lovely one here in Hamburg. Time spent with my friends and enjoying a lot of yummy food and making great memories!

The Christmas days off from work were amazing . They were spent enjoying food with friends, over indulging and laughing lots! (I must get back to the gym soon though!)

Christmas day itself was quiet, but extremely special.  It was spent opening gifts from my family and watching some favourite Christmassy movies from my childhood. Of course there was also a Christmas feast and treats thrown in throughout the day.


Christmas was made that much more special as it was spent with Dennis. We have had such a lovely time together and it just seemed right to take the new year as a fresh start for the two of us and get back together. I'm so happy that we are both looking forward to a future together. That was more than any Christmas present I could have hoped for. :-)

The last few days of the year went as fast as the rest of the year!
2012 was a very busy and exciting year for me, personally and professionally. I made some great friends here on the blog and together we have had a positively creative year, crocheting and crafting our days away. 

I couldn't help but do a little project round up of 2012. Just looking at the pictures of my crafty endeavours all grouped together makes me feel very proud. I have such fond memories of creating each of these projects. It's been a tremendously fun year!


I'm thinking 2013 is going to be an awesome year also! I'm already sensing some big changes happening in my life. Talks of possibly moving to another city later in the year with my job are already on the horizon and the idea is exciting me no-end.
I've also made a start on some new projects and I'm even plodding along with the battle of trying to learn to knit! I'm very much looking forward to getting creative with you all throughout the new year!!
Here's to a year full of happiness, health, love, friendship and of course....... creativeness!!
Lots of love to you all!!!


49 comments:

  1. So happy for you. Hope 2013 will be a brilliant year for you both.

    Penny
    x

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  2. Congratulations, MAtt, that's best news about you and Dennis. We all want to love and be loved; when we are able to find someone with whom to share this life-stick to him, life is fragile and fleeting and happiness only yours if you go for it. May you both find new light and delight in 2013.

    Thank you for your rich and varied blog. Your photos enrich my view of Germany, where my ancestors are from, and you yarn and other creations are truly inspiring.

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  3. Woohoo.. congrats on getting back together with Dennis! You've done some really wonderful projects this year and I look forward to being inspired by you in the new year.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. Oh look, Stollen, I forgot to make any this year...Happy New Year to you, both! Fiona

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  5. How wonderful to make a fresh start with Dennis. I hope the this year is just full of wonderfulness for you both.

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  6. Matt, I am so happy for you! Things sound great for the New Year. I spent the days between Christmas and New Year tackling knitting and I have a finished project to show for it. You are so wonderfully talented I know that you will master that skill too. XOXO

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  7. I LOVE all your colourful creations. They look fab. I'm really jealous.
    I hope you have a fantastic 2013.
    xxx

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  8. Good for you both! happy new year! X

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  9. Matt, that's brilliant news. All the best to you and Dennis for 2013, and thank you for being such a bright inspiration with all your crochet creativity. The snowflakes (I put a bell on each point!) were fantastic at Christmas!

    Lynda

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  10. Oh Matt, that's wonderful news. You've nearly made me cry.
    Sounds like 2013 will be great for the both of you.

    CN x

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  11. Oh Matt that's wonderful news, you've nearly made me cry.

    Sounds like 2013 will be great for you both.

    CN x

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  12. I am sure 2013 be a great year for you. So happy to hear about you and Dennis. Have made a few of your stars ( yep, starting on next year already). May you continue to amaze us with your creativity. Much love to you both.

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  13. Happy New Year to you,Matt!
    I like your Blog so much!

    Ich komme gerne vorbei und finde es toll
    Das Du so kreativ bist!

    Greetings from Germany

    Angel(a)

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  14. Wonderful pictures, beatuiful crochet shots, such happy colours.
    Lovely to here you and Dennis are together, wishing you both a happy new year.

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  15. Woohoo!! I'm so pleased for you both! All the best for 2013!
    x x

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  16. Yay for you and Dennis. Looking forward to reading about your crafty projects in 2013. I love your colourful blog.

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  17. I love all your work and I want to wish you both!! :) yeahh... a year full of love and wishdom, bye bye from the Netherlands.

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  18. Hola Matt!! Feliz año nuevo!! te deseo lo mejor para este año por venir, con nuevas oportunidades en tu trabajo y en tu vida, me encanto todo lo que tejiste en 2012, espero ver más trabajos tuyos para 2013 que Dios te bendiga

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  19. Just discovered you and am soooo excited as just beginning to crochet again after a break of many years (needing to re-learn everything). Your blog is eyepoppingly beautiful and I just love the pics. Love to you (both) from London. xx

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  20. Soooooooooooo Happy you had such a wonderful hol!!!! Love that man Dennis!!!! He's a keeper!!!

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  21. It's very good to hear you and Dennis are back together!
    Have a great and creative 2013. I am looking forward to see your new projects.
    The things you made in 2012 were stunning.

    Groetjes, Monique

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  22. Happy New Year Matt and Dennis! I have really enjoyed following your creative minds. I feel like a kid in a candy store when I see all your goodies (hugs) thanks a bunch for being you.

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  23. Well it certainly sounds as though you had a Christmas full of surprises! I hope that the upcoming year, and all the years after, shower you with happiness. I wish you enough.

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  24. Yay! Have an amazing new year!!

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  25. Hello Matt, I've only discovered your blog and your crochet creations are just stunning. Happy 2013.
    irene
    xxxx

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  26. Great news about you and Dennis, happy new year to you both. Xx

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  27. Thisis such happy news ( especially bcz I had a feeling even though we do not know each other personally, that you we going to be back together) wonderful news and what a lovely Christmas present.
    Love all the projects you got done this year... And I already know you will love knitting.
    Happy New Year Matt,������

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  28. Glad you have a great start of New year:) wishing you all the best in coming up months of 2013!The projects you came up with are indeed so lovely, so colorful!
    Best wishes,
    Anna.

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  29. Woo hoo!!!! I had a feeling you might be mentioning Dennis, I'm so glad. :-D

    Happy New Year to you both xx

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  30. Happy New Year, Matt! Congratulations on the brilliant start! :-)

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  31. douce et heureuse année à toi aussi. kisses from France

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  32. Your Christmas looks like it was delicious. I think the cushion with the buttons is my favorite project of yours from 2012. Have lots of fun crafting in the new year!

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  33. So glad you and Dennis are back together. Wishing you both happiness for 2013 and beyond. keep creating your in joyful colourful fashion!

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  34. Ah congrat's so glad your a couple again happiness must be flowing in your home. Look forward to hearing about your exciting new adventures too.

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  35. Happy New Year Matt, I have enjoyed reading your blog throughout the year and am looking forward to seeing what you are going to be getting up to during 2013. I'm so glad to hear about you and Dennis getting back together, great news! xx

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  36. I just found your blog . It is beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  37. Happy New Year Matt! What a wonderful start to the New Year. I'm so pleased to hear that Dennis is back in your life again.

    I look forward to seeing lots of new projects during the year x

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  38. Happy new year, Matt! I love your bright and beautiful blog. I've been following for a while now, but this is the first comment I've left. You seem such a lovely person and I'm thrilled you're back with Dennis.

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  39. Happy New Year Matt-I've only recently come across your blog and I'm really enjoying reading about all the lovely things you make :-) May 2013 bring you much happiness!

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  40. I am so super happy for you and Dennis!!!!Lots of love sent your way!!!

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  41. Hi Matt!

    What a new start all the way!!! I wish all the best for 2013 and I hope that you and Dennis can build your relationship back up again and make it a wonderful 2.0 version of it !!!!

    I wish you love, creative heaven and work-wise a thrilling 2013!!!

    p.s. for Dennis,.... WELCOME BACK !!!!! I expect a blog-visit from you so now and again !!!!!!

    Warm regards Hedwig

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  42. Hoorah!!! xxxx

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  43. Jeeej! It's great that you and Dennis are getting back together! Lots of love for both of you :-)

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  44. Oh Matt that is such good news!!!
    That you and Dennis are getting back together.
    I know it must sound silly because I don't know you both personally, but I was sad to hear you had broken up.
    I feel like I do know you both through this blog.
    Glad you had a great Christmas, and Happy New Year to you both!!!

    Love

    Chris Xx

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  45. Ooh! Stollen!
    I have the job of making stollen for my husband every Christmas for his breakfast. It's so therapeutic to make, but I never eat any!

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  46. You have a great eye for color. My favorites of your projects here are the granny square blanket with the final white row and the tea pot cozy (makes me want to buy a tea pot). Oh! and the stars. OH! And the snowflakes! OH!! and the cloths pin flowers!.... Okay, so I like all of them. ;) I look forward to seeing your work for 2013.

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  47. Hello Matt,

    Can I place the pattern of the Clock on Dutch Crochet?

    I put 1 and 1 together to 1 pattern.

    Regards Ingrid

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