Hello and welcome to Patchwork House . . . . .
my little corner of the world in England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!

3 January 2017

Living the dream!

Happy New Year!

Good morning my friends,
 here I am popping in to say hello
 and wish you all the very best for 2017. 

Life has been very busy here at Patchwork House
 and I apologise for my absence!

 We moved house on 21st October 2016.

 Then my husband began his new job,
 as Rector of 2 churches in the village of Rossington, Doncaster.

 Christmas came with all the busyness of life in 2 churches 

and the wonderful of arrival of my 3 babies home for the Christmas break!

So now its 2017
 and we can settle down
 and create our new life.

 Many of you will have read my previous bio,
 dreaming of life in a country cottage, growing veggies and flowers,
 keeping hens and my hubbie the vicar of the village church.
 When I was a full time teacher with 3 teenagers at home this seemed so far away!

Now I am so blessed and we are living the dream!
 Dreams really do come true!

I live with my lovely husband in a large rectory next to the church,
 enjoying a wonderful garden with mature tress,
 squirrels, birds and hedgehogs,
 close to the rural area of Nottinghamshire.

 Retired from teaching due to ill heath,
 I am now so blessed to be able to fill my days crocheting
 colourful creations to sell in my Etsy shop.
 I dream and make plans to keep hens, 
develop a kitchen garden and grow flowers to fill our home.

This year my gift to you will be colour recipes,
 which I plan to share with you on a weekly basis.
 My aim here at The Patchwork Heart is to encourage and inspire you! 

1 Peter 4:10
God has given each of you some special abilities, use them to help each other

I am also planning updates to my blog
 and more regular posts so do keep watching!

Best wishes for a happy hooky week!




Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing not only your wonderful creations to inspire do many of us, but also sharing your home and family with us all. You are and continue to be an inspiration to so many of us.

Trish Annie Stevens said...

Lovely blog post, Heather. Your home looks lovely, really homely and cozy, and I love your garden! Can't wait to see how your plans for the garden develop. And I'm looking forward to your weekly colour recipes and blog posts! I pray that your health improves enough for you to fulfil your dreams. And all the best to your husband in his new parish.

aline said...

Happy New year and thank you for your inspiration x

Mimi said...

Your new home looks lovely. I just want to say that I am always inspired by your beautiful workmanship and all the lovely colors. I wish you many blessings in 2017!

Misa Buckley said...

I read your profile the other day and thought it was about time it was updated! ;)

It's so lovely that you've achieved your dream. It gives me hope that mine might come true one day as well. In the meantime, I'm look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations and your chickens!

Joanne said...

Wonderful to hear about your new life. Thankful that you are still sharing your lovely makes with us. Had a sneaky New year's purchase from your Etsy just today! :)

selina said...

welcome back & happy new year!
your dreams sound amazing, good luck with them
thanx for sharing

madewithloops said...

So happy for you Heather and you so deserve all of it. Looking forward to more news on life in the country with crochet and hens.
Big hugs, Heike xx

Lisa~Doyoumindificrochet?~Sammamish, WA said...

What a lovely life! Thanks so much for sharing. I look forward to reading your blog on a regular basis. Your projects and colors are so inspiring!

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

I can't think of a lovelier dream, plenty of crochet time, hens roaming the garden full of fresh veggies and flowers. Your home already looks as though it has crochet loveliness everywhere xx

DevonMaid said...

Hurrah for clergy wives! :D Love the garden ... ours is rather smaller and we are in an urban situation, but we keep hens and grow veg anyway :) Enjoy xx

Unknown said...

Happy New Year to you too! You are indeed living a dream. I too dream of a simpler life, with time to create.
I love your colourful, inspiring work. Thank you for sharing your life with us. God bless x

Claire said...

Thank you, I love your colour recipes, as that's the area I'm not so confident in. I too will be living my dream at some point this year, sooner than expected, as we will make our move to Orkney. Looking forward to your posts! :) xx

Denise T. said...

I love the cosiness of your home. The pictures are wonderful. You must be so proud of your children! So lovely to have them all home for Christmas. Our eldest and her husband and 18 month old daughter joined us this year and hubby's 92 year old mother but we missed our youngest daughter being with us. She's in New Zealand.
So happy that you are living your dream. My dream is to live in a warmer country, Spain preferably, but when it's not someone else's dream, what are you to do?
Thank you for your continued inspiration, lovely lady. x

Jan said...

Thanks so much for your lovely blog and inspiration.♡ I have been crocheting my whole life. Love it! ~Janis

Diane said...

Wish you could do a podcast! It would be a blessing to many people.

froghollow812@hotmail.com said...

Many ladies have found pleasure in seeing your lovely posts each day and sharing your dreams and crochet treasures Sandra Lobb

Unknown said...

Heather I am so happy for you. I have followed your blog for some time now and you dream really resonated with me. I wish you all the happiness and goo health in 2017 xx

LindyloufromOz! said...

Hi Heather, lovely to hear from you again! I love reading your blog posts and seeing your beautiful creations in crochet. I wish you And your hubby much happiness and good health in your new abode. 😃

Valerie said...

Thank you Heather for inspiring us all with your beautiful colour recipes. I love your work, and can only dream of crocheting las well as you, but I do practise,, a lot !,
Have a lovely life in your new home, and one bit of advice, try not to keep a cockerel, they are lethal !!!! Hens yes, cockerel, meh : )

Suzie said...

I am so pleased for you! God has certainly brought you to your dream and it sounds absolutely perfect! I look forward to more of your posts. Take care! xx

Corinne said...

I will be very anxious to see what you create in the coming months...! Enjoy your new home and best of health and happiness to you in the New Year...!!

Debra said...

I greatly enjoyed your blog post, Heather. It was a lovely glimpse into your life, and I look forward to more of the same. Your creativity is inspiring, and I admire your use of color and texture in your work. Thanks to you, I am becoming more adventurous with my crochet.

Helen S said...

Thank you for this delightful post, Heather. I am so pleased for you. Your move to the country looks full of terrific possibilities.
Wishing you and your family much happiness and fulfilment in your new placement.
Love your blog and very tickled that you now write from my home county of 40 years ago. ( small homesick moment!!)
Very best from Brisbane,

Debbiekay said...

Your page and your lovely designs are inspirational! Congratulations on your new home; it looks beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Debbie Morris,
Ohio, United States

Cindy said...

Happy New Year to you and thank you for your colorful and delightful blog!

Ksunshine52 said...

Heather I'm so glad you are back! It was nice seeing your family and knowing your dream has come true!
Continued wishes for your good health! Happy New Year!

Virginia, USA

Anonymous said...

Oh, how lovely, Heather! I am so pleased for you, and thoroughly enjoy your posts and photos. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us, it's always such a pleasant visit.
Illinois, USA

Polly Bee said...

SO glad you are back.
I have been looking every day.
I thought you must be ill, but visibly you aren't!

Anne said...

Your home looks perfect. I'm a retired teacher and love being able to craft more. I live in West Midlands - would love to be in the country but not able to go down that route at present. Thank full for what I do have. Also get to spend time in beautiful Yorkshire when we visit our eldest son. Anne x

NancyLee said...

Hi Heather just found your blog and you made my day, thanks for all the work you have put in for choosing colors that is something I lack, but you have inspired me to try new color combos. I have just bought the book Crochet Borders by Edie Erkman can't wait to see that book. I love the 200blocks by Jan Easton and will try to find it. Looking forward to making The Circle of Friends have ordered my colors in Stylecraft my favorite yarn so I am all set thanks again Nancy from Massachusetts. Have a wonderful day.💕

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful blog post. Best wishes for 2017. I wish you better health and joy in all that you do. You have many gifts. Thank you for sharing your talents. xx

Cowslips on the downs said...

so so so glad to hear from you - you have been an inspiration!

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