We are in the process of getting my parents home ready to put on the market and they will join us.
Gerard and I have been pondering for awhile what the word for the New Year would be and once we had the offer made on our home, Adventure sprung to mind. Another chapter of our lives begins as we plan the next phase of our lives, one little adventure at a time. I have spent the past couple of days looking for houses on the Island both to rent and for sale. We have made the decision to put all of our things into storage and rent a holiday let in the short term to look around as the distances and expense involved are so great driving backwards and forwards. A little overwhelming to be homeless in the short term but all part of the adventure. I hope you will join us as events and our journey unfurls.
On the crafting front I was blessed with a host of craft gifts for Christmas, which was a joy to receive so I need to sort out a few small projects for the coming weeks. My first finish for 2017 was the crochet blanket for Honey, all ready for Disneyland.
I couldn't find a pattern so I just made 3 circles and then added a bow. I was quite pleased with the overall finish. It was made using Arran wool which will certainly keep her warm and came together quite quickly. There seems to be a few projects that are languishing in corners of the craft room that need to be finished, I will be sorting these out over the next few days.
Exciting times as the adventure begins...
See you soon.
Wishing you all the best as you embark on your new journey. Hope you will get the house of your dream soon and the buying and selling to go smoothly. That is a lovely, sweet blanket for Honey.ReplyDelete
How wonderful! I also harbour a dream to live on a Scottish island. I have hope that mine will also come true one day.ReplyDelete
Mr Him's sister and mother coincidentally moved onto the same estate in a new town. I think it's a lovely idea. Gorgeous blanket. I can see it's Goofy. Just joking. Perfect Minnie :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you and your family! It sounds exciting! Hope you will find a lovely new home!ReplyDelete
Love the blanket!!!
Hope all goes well with your move.ReplyDelete
What an exciting time for you. It seems very sensible to rent while you look for your ideal new home. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
How very, very exciting, congratulations - I love your adventurous spirit. And what a great word for 2017 - made me focus a bit more on ours, and I think I might have chosen one now, so thank you for the inspiration. :-)ReplyDelete
This is tremendously exiting! I have a few friends who grew up on the Western Isles and they talk very fondly of their islands. The closest we have come is Islay, which I loved. Wishing you all the best! xReplyDelete
Oh what a wonderful start to the new year....knowing that you are going to have such a thrilling adventure.ReplyDelete
The blanket is adorable-x-
Very lovely blanket! How exciting! I think I told you we went to look at a house on Lewis. The journey nearly killed us to get there but sometimes you have to do something to know it isn't what you want. I hope it is just what you want MM and look forward to following your journey.ReplyDelete
Wow! What an incredible adventure and dream come true!ReplyDelete
Wishing you well in the days ahead!
And the blanket is just adorable!
I wish all the best in your new adventure !!!ReplyDelete
Hoping you will continue to do lovely creations as this beautiful blanket !!!
Oh my, what a great adventure your move will be. Wishing you all the best for the future and all the wonderful things that await you:)ReplyDelete
How exciting, what an adventure you're going to have. You're certainly starting off the year with lots of plans and good things to come. Wishing you all the very best.ReplyDelete
What an exciting way to start 2017! Adventure seems a perfect word choice for the coming year. Awesome job on the blanket, and what a brilliant idea for making Minnie Mouse. :-)ReplyDelete
Good luck on your new adventure.ReplyDelete
How exciting! I look forward to reading about your adventures.ReplyDelete
Oh my, what an exciting time for you and your husband! I can't wait to read about your adventure, my friend :) I will be praying all goes well.ReplyDelete
Your blanket is amazing and ever so sweet. You are so talented. Hugs!
How exciting, what an adventure you have to look forward to. Love the blanket, so sweet xxReplyDelete
Oh my! How exciting for you and your husband. And your parents! It sounds absolutely wonderful. I'm looking forward to following you as you plan this new time of your life. Love the blanket. Your circles are perfect.ReplyDelete
How exciting - I'm looking forward to reading more of this major change in you life!!ReplyDelete
Such fabulous news. I'm looking forward to reading all about your adventure. Wishing you all good things in this exciting change in your life. XReplyDelete
Well.. I didn't know you were planning all this! I'm proud of you to do something you've always dreamed of! Won't you miss being so close to all your grandchildren? I hope you get a home with a view of the sea! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Adventure sure does sum it up, good luck!ReplyDelete
Wow, how exciting! Wonderful news and very best wishes for your new adventure.ReplyDelete
Bags of excitement indeed! Wishing you all the best in a beautiful part of the country.ReplyDelete
So happy for you as you fulfill your dream. I'd say ADVENTURE certainly sums it up.ReplyDelete
Honey's blanket is very cute.
Such an exciting prospect for the year ahead! Adventure is a great pick for your word. Honey's blanket is adorable!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the sale of your home and the adventure coming right up. I think that I will have to do some geography lessons. No pattern? That sure is cute!ReplyDelete
Adventure sounds fun and hope it all works out for you. I'll have to look the island up. I hope it's big enough to enjoy and a good ocean view. Your blanket is so pretty and it would be nice and warm on my chilly legs right now, it's 27 degrees F here!with wind which makes it feel colder!!! BBRRR!ReplyDelete
What an exciting time for you both. We made the decision to move to the Highlands 14 years ago, never regretted it for a moment, so lovely and peaceful...Woo xxReplyDelete
"Adventure" is the perfect word for you two! You are amazing. This is so exciting and I will surely be following along. Wishing you the best!! Love, HennyReplyDelete
SUch exciting times ahead for you and your family. I wish you the very best on your new adventure.ReplyDelete
holy cow! I do not remember you mentioning putting your house up for sale (or I forgot...). How exciting and being homeless for a bit will be freeing I think. Less stuff, less to take care of. Will you be closer to your kids?ReplyDelete
That sounds like a very exciting adventure ahead for your family! Wow. Best wishes with everything and enjoy all the preparations and plans as they unfold.ReplyDelete
How exciting! I have a lot of Scots in my family tree, and I have always wanted to see Scotland! Yay for you for being open to adventure! I love that. I hope the doors open up for you in a great way!ReplyDelete
What an exciting start to the new year! I have Scottish ancestry but have never been further than Edinburgh! Good luck that everything goes smoothly with the house sale. I really look forward to reading all about your new adventures xxReplyDelete
What a beautiful place you'll be moving to! An adventure indeed for your family and I look forward to reading more as the plan unfolds.ReplyDelete
Oh, that is an exciting adventure! So nice to have your parents come along as well! The little blanket turned out very cute. I hope your search for the new home goes smoothly. Thank you for your kind visits. Hugs xo KarenReplyDelete
WOW! I am so excited for you! I will get out my map to locate your destination, and will look forward to your future posts as you are able to publish them. Honey's pretty blanket is very sweet, and will no doubt keep her wonderfully warm on her adventures, too. xxReplyDelete
I don't remember why, but I have a link to your blog for Mondays for a weekend review. Maybe you did that in the past ? Anyway your post is wonderful ! You make me think of "Escape to the country" which I watch every day, not so much for the houses but for the beautiful landscapes. That's a good decision ! Up there it's so beautiful I have been twice in Edinburgh and seen the Highlands so I can imagine that the island is beautiful too ! If I wouldn't live already in a nice quiet place, I would do the same !ReplyDelete
woooohoooo! So happy to hear you are moving to your dream spot. When I first found your blog, I remember reading the "about me" where you stated your dream of moving there. And now it's coming true and couldn't be happier for you! As Walt Disney proclaimed: Dreams Really Do Come TrueReplyDelete
Exciting times is right! What a beautiful location for your next home and lovely that your parents will be coming along, too.ReplyDelete
The blanket for Honey is so sweet and the Miss Mouse embellishment is just perfect.
I just read where you are moving to wow what an adventureReplyDelete
I'll stay posted so I will know when the big move will take place
Just getting a chance to read your posts and see you have this exciting move. I have been reading books on this area on and off for the last year and am excited for you. What an adventure. Very wise renting for a while to get the feel of the place. This is what we are planning on doing when we sell.ReplyDelete
All the best!