Sunday, January 3, 2016


This post was supposed to happen on's now 3rd!  Not off to a very good start am I :))

In 2016, I'm working on this premise...

...and am keeping a written record of all monies spent...just to see where it goes (and to make me feel guilty when I buy another magazine or book!!).

Also started downsizing (clothes, books, etc.) in anticipation of a move to my new home in the next couple of months.  Some of you may recall I'd mentioned my son and daughter were buying me a house.  (We were actually going to build, but to cut a long story short...we have decided not to.)
So...after 2 1/2 years searching...trying to find a property we could all agree on :))...I think we have finally found one!!  Still a few loose ends to tie up, but it's looking good...

Moving right along...  And linking up with Ginny for Yarn Along...

Each year I chose a different devotional book to read with my morning cuppa.  I have been using the Our Daily Bread booklet for a number of years now, and this year am also reading (or I should say re-reading as I've used it previously), a Year's Journey with God.  I've also read her autobiography...Journey into God's Heart.  Both books are exceptionally good...

Also browsing these...

The crochet continues (I've actually added another row since I took this, it's now 5 x 4 rows).  Will add a 5th row and then a border around the whole thing...

And the knitting (a vest for me) is coming along...

Re-reading some Derek Tangye, and hoping for the same...A Quiet Year!!  I have a number of his books that I have picked up at op shops over the years...
While I'm on books...I have the urge to read the Anne of Green Gables... series!  Other years it's been the Little House...  series.  Funny what a new year does to us :))
And in the words of Christina Rossetti...
What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man
I would do my part;
Yet what I can, I give Him -
Give my heart.
If you'd like to read the whole poem...go HERE...and click the music on the right side of the page and you can sing along!  I just did :))
May your 2016 be just the way you like it...quiet or otherwise :))


  1. Oh I bet you are looking forward to your own little place. Love the crochet and how it is going.

    1. Hi Michelle - yes...a little place of my own will be lovely :))

      And the crochet is coming along nicely!! xx

  2. i also love your colour choice of this rug.
    i like your idea of joining the rows as you go.
    i think i will copy that, when appropriate.

    i like your word for 2016..
    a word came to me,it's

    so its my mantra for 2016.

    thanks for sharing .
    debbie w.

    1. Hi Debbie - yes...weaving in ends and joining squares as I go is so much easier!

      ADJUST is a good word...and one I need to work on. I am NOT good at adjusting...or change :)) xx