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Looking Back / Looking Forward

2011 has been quite a year for Stevan and I and for my whole family for many and varied reasons.

There were shows:

Perth - Scotland's Knitting Only Show 2011

Edinburgh - Gardening Scotland 2011

Glasgow - Glasgow School of Yarn in the beautiful Mackintosh Church

There were walks:

Lexie's Loch

Suilven, Assynt



There was an engagement:

Nicola and Colin

and there were reunions with family, some of whom we were meeting for the first time:

Katrina and Ian's Visit

Aunty Margaret and Uncle Bob

and we said goodbye to a very dear family friend.

It was certainly a very hectic year.  It was the year I set up and organised the …Made in Assynt markets which had varied success, but which shall continue next year under the watchful eye of someone else.  It was also the year I helped A Fine Yarn in Darlington celebrate the opening of their new, beautiful shop by paying them a visit in the Spring.  It was the year Stevan went back to studying towards his BA Hons degree full time.  It was the year our hens moulted and went off the lay for a while.

As for 2012?  Well, as far as the business goes there will be new yarns, hopefully new shows, and 2012 looks like it will be even busier than 2011.  On the family front there will be a wedding, hopefully a visit to family in Australia, and Stevan will be entering his fourth and final year of university.  Peggy and Lexie are holding out for longer and more frequent walks.  Assynt is hoping to hold a festival in the Autumn and I have the two retreats organised on Tanera Mor in September.

So, as 2011 draws to a close and we look forward to 2012, I wish you all a very happy, and peaceful, New Year.


Christmas Gifts


Happy New Year!


  1. A wonderful New Year to you Helen. I look forward to continuing friendship and of course meeting up in Scotland in September. Hugs, Maggie.

    • admin

      Thanks Maggie. Love to you and yours, and look forward to seeing you in September.

  2. Dorothy Stewart

    All the very best for 2012, hope I will get the chance to meet up with you again somewhere !

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