Merry Christmas … Thank you …

Made by a lovely reader. Thank you so much for all the photos you lovely readers have sent this year of things you've made, it makes my day to see that someone else has enjoyed my patterns!

This is my last post of 2011. From today it’s full on baking and final preparations for our usual family Christmas. But, I can’t go without saying thank you, thanks to all of you who have dropped by this year and taken time to read my posts, to the ladies I’ve met at Fibre and Clay who call in and say “I’m making the mittens I saw on your blog” or “I love reading what you’ve been up to”. Believe me, it’s appreciated! And, thank you to my friends who have encouraged me to keep baking and making – and then encouraged me to post the results.

I’ve met new friends, discovered new crafts and learnt a lot about the generosity of the online community. I have had a wonderful year and I’ll be back in January 2012 with more tales from the life of a Cheshire Knitter!

I hope you all have a joy filled New Year.

Thank you for making this year so special

Tracey xxx

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  1. Ali

     /  December 21, 2011

    Hope you all have an amazing Christmas and New Year Tracey…what a treat your family and any visitors will be in for with such yummy baking and making!
    See you (online!!) in the new year – looking forward to reading all about your creations in 2012!
    Lots of Love
    Ali x


  2. Bauble looking great!! Fever pitch on the festivities front here, but that’s how it should be isn’t it? Here’s wishing you a Super Christmas and looking forward to meeting up in the New Year. Can’t wait to check out all your lovely new ideas – I need to get my thinking cap on to reciprocate!!


  3. You are amazing and special and I love reading your posts and feel lucky to know you.
    A very merry Christmas and may 2012 be a joyful as this year has been for you.
    Hugs and love
    Heike x


  4. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year – I’m looking forward to seeing more of your making and baking!


  5. Merry Christmas to you too Tracey. I’ve really enjoyed following your interesting and inspiring blog – I feel like I’m getting to know you more each time I read a post xx I hope 2012 is great for you and I’m looking forward to seeing what you get up to during the year. I’ll see you soon at Fibre and Clay and we can talk more about exciting projects. Have a wonderful and festive break with your family, Lynne xx


  6. Merry Christmas! Enjoy the festive baking…


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