A great year and a broken leg.

The broken leg is my husband’s, not mine thankfully. The result of partaking a few beers with his son on Boxing Day coupled with 2 inches of snow.

Snow close-up by Freya

Snow close-up by Freya

So we have welcomed in the New Year quietly as Mr Jones contemplates 8 weeks tied to the house and my life now includes the bins, the recycling, mending punctures, food shopping and all those other jobs that traditionally in our household falls under the charge of Mr Jones.
But what a year it has been.
After 11 years I became Mrs Jones.

With the help of friends and family we enjoyed preparing for the day.

I attended the Minerva meet-up day in June where I got to meet the other Minerva bloggers and indulge in sewing talk all day!

I throughly enjoyed blogging for both Minerva Crafts and White Tree Fabrics throughout the year. It seems that a deadine or two gives me the impetus to carry on crafting.

I wrote 143 new posts! Thanks to referrals from Pinterest my gecko from 2013 still featured as one of my most read posts of 2014!

My crochet gecko

My crochet gecko

Many of my other posts featured my first love, crochet. Incidentally my crochet posts have always drawn in the most views and comments.

Best of all I dabbled in dressmaking for the very first time.


So here’s to a creative 2015.
Increased responsibility at work will mean I need all my distractions at home!
I just hope Mr Jones’s fibula mends swiftly. He’s a little grumpy on his crutches.

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Oh dear your poor hubby, not the way to welcome in a New Year! Hope you cope with your added responsibilities.
    Wishing you a happy New Year with lots of lovely crafting.

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  2. Happy New a Year – hope you manage to juggle responsibility for the bins with your sewing! I can’t crochet but feel that perhaps I’d like to start having seen dome of your lovely makes!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Jones!! it has such a nice sound, and the decors were so delicate and sweet. thanks for sharing such a precious moment with us. Happy New Year, and may that leg get fixed soon! 😀

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  4. Oh no poor hubby. Loved seeing your projects all over again. Beautiful

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  5. I love your paper flowers! And your crochet is amazing, I’m not surprised it gets a lot of attention. I hope you have a great 2015 – not sure if it’ll top how good 2014 was though?!

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    • It’ll be hard to top 2014 but we have some great memories. This time last year I was just starting to plan it all so I’m quite glad to turn my attention to other things in 2015!

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  6. Happy new year! Hope the leg mends quickly 🙂

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  7. Mister Creative

    I do believe I’m inspired to try crochet! Seeing as knitting was an absolute failure! The Pom Pom cushion is my favourite, I love your monkey! Hope married life is suiting you 😊

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  8. Perhpas Mr Jones can learn to crochet during his forced down time? I was in your shoes several years ago – Sweetheart broke her ankle, and could bear no weight on it for weeks. It was rough, but we made it! And no, she did not start knitting or crocheting during that time, but I think it would have helped. 🙂

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    • Funny you should say that. I did offer to teach him crochet but I think he would rather have broken to other leg as well, by the look on his face!

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      • lol give it another week.

        My step dad spent three years in a VA hospital after WW II. He learned to crochet there, and crocheted many afghans. He would raffle them off to the nurses for money to buy more yarn. And lots of fisherman know how to knit and crochet, so he would not be alone or less “macho” 🙂

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  9. Your wedding was just so beautiful! Worth the 11 year wait! It could be tested in the next 8 weeks!!??? Haha you are definitely so talented at your crocheting it is all just beautiful i love the rabbit the most! 💝

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  10. I bet that wasn’t on Mr. Jones’ ‘to do’ list for 2015! I can’t even imagine how awful it would be to have Mr. T. tied to the house for 8 weeks without being able to do the stuff he normally does – he definitely wouldn’t be a good patient. He cracked a rib once – in similar circumstances i.e. snow and drink – and we all suffered 😉
    As for clearing up after a 13 year old – you must be strong – I wasn’t and now she’s 19 and I’m still doing it.

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    • We are 1 week in. I think it will be even harder for him when we return to work and school. He can work from home but will find it very frustrating not to be able to trouble shoot his sites in person.
      I’m hoping he’ll soon become a whiz on his crutches to at least empty the dishwasher and cook a meal but then I was always an optimist!

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  11. Oh no, not the start to the new year that you would wish for! Reading this post made me think that you would have loads of spare time now the wedding is over ….but it appears you have already filled that time!😉 hoping 2015 is as amazing as 2014. Xx

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  12. Brilliant snowflakes photo from Freya! Loved seeing all these projects again and look forward to more inspiring makes this year. Don’t know who I feel sorry for the most – you, or hubby!

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  13. So sorry to hear about Mr Jones’ broken leg. No fun for him or you. You made such lovely things for your wedding and I really love all the animals. I think I remember everything except the monkey! Hope the next few weeks aren’t too stressful and you get time to relax with some crafting.

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  14. Sorry to hear your husband is laid up. Perhaps he’d like a nice crochet plaster-warmer 😉 in neutral colours of course! Your projects were all fab. X

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  15. Happy New Year Lucie! Hope your husband’s leg recovers relly quick and well!

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  16. Happy New Year. Hope Mr Jones is off his crutches. I thoroughly detest putting the bins out too!

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