Saturday, 31 December 2016

End of 2016 Roundup

Well here we are on the last day of 2016, it doesn't seem five minutes since I was saying that at the end of 2015, where has this year gone?

I have been making monthly collages of photos that I have taken during each month throughout this year - it is surprising how many things you forget so I have enjoyed making these and looking back at things we have done each month. 

So here we are:-













As you already know and can see from the photos above there has been a lot of crocheting going on this year - definitely 2016 was the year of blanket making. In total seventeen blankets were completed - fourteen of these were for the Sunshine International Blankets of Love which were donated to a local residential care home, one other charity blanket was donated to Ronald McDonald House fundraiser, one was given to a work colleague for her baby son's cot and the final one was the Scheepjes CAL blanket 'Dancing In The Rain'. 

Here are the fourteen Sunshine blankets ...

and here I am with a couple of the recipients at the residential care home. I am pleased to say all the residents seemed really pleased with their blankets and I hope they give them as much joy as I had making them.

Well I think that just about rounds off 2016 and all that is left for me to do is to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy 2017, I hope it brings everything you wish for and I look forward to continuing to read your blogs throughout 2017.


  1. Love the montages, no idea how to do that, and your blanket recipients look delighted. I hope to be half as creative as you next year.

  2. Your monthly collages show just what a busy year you have had. I've loved seeing all the beautiful blankets being made. So many lucky recipients. Here's wishing you a happy new year in 2017. B x

  3. A lovely round up and so nice to see your beautiful blankets in action. Wishing you and your loved ones all the very best for 2017 and sending lots of hugs to you at the difficult time you're experiencing at the moment xx

  4. What a lovely and creative year you've had, Jan! Your blankets are so wonderful and I'm sure brought so much warmth and comfort to the senior citizens.

    I hope 2017 is filled with much happiness for you and your family!

  5. I love your idea of monthly montages and may well try to follow your lead next year - if I can be disciplined enough! A wonderfully productive year Jan, with all your beautiful blankets made and given with love. Wishing you a very happy, healthy New Year and lots more projects in 2017.

  6. It's lovely to see your year in pictures Jan, Happy New Year, I hope that 2017 is another great one for you. :) xx

  7. A lovely review of your year! It looks as though it was a good one, it certainly was blanket making wise! Happy New Year!

  8. Great idea Jan, you can really see how busy you've been. All the best for 2017.x

  9. Wonderful blankets; I'm sure they are greatly appreciated. Happy New Year, Jan. xx

  10. Your monthly collages are lovely, it is so easy to forget some special moments and a good way to remember them. Congratulations on making some many beautiful blankets it must have been wonderful to give them to the residents, they must have been such a welcome gift.Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year! Sarah x

  11. Great collages - there's lot of lovely outdoor pictures amongst the crochet too :) I bet the residents really appreciate those lovely blankets you've made.