Wednesday, 9 January 2013

2012 in pictures



January: resolve.





February: sledging and meeting with good friends.





March: Spring cleaning the studio and some unseasonably warm weather. 





April: turning forty and a wildflower safari with Celia.





May: walks amongst the cow parsley and enjoying the Spring garden.





June: a visit from a dear friend and a feature in Country Living magazine.





July: Making the most of any sunny days and Cambridge Open Studios.





August: Holidays in Suffolk and a visit to a real live beach hut (Lucy's bag came too).





September: Drawing with a new fountain pen and picking bullaces from the hedgerows.





October: An illustration project at the Sedgwick museum and walks in our village wood.





November: Finally learning to knit and marvelling at the beautiful pieces made in my workshops.



December: Lead angel, apprentice angel and the holy pig.

These are some my favourite images from last year. It was a bit of a curate's egg for us. There were truly joyful and wonderful moments but there has also been the slight shadow of concern about someone in our family.

I do have that fresh, hopeful New Year feeling though, especially today as the sun is shining and there are good things to look forward to, including something very exciting I'm working on with Ros Badger

If in doubt, pop some tiny daffodils in a teapot:




32 comments:

Debs Dust Bunny said...

What a wonderful year 2012 looks to have been! We always have a few bumps in the road but hopefully they are very few. Best wishes for the New Year! :)

Laura said...

Beautiful images, Emma. The flowers in a teapot are my absolute favourite! I hope that the new year brings health and happiness for all of your family. Laura xx

haggiz said...

What gorgeous photos Emma. I had the pleasure of meeting you at a farmers and craft market when you visited Suffolk in August and we admired and stroked your lovely bag from Lucy! Julie x

kristina said...

Oh what a beautiful year! And hope any shadows in the new year will pass soon. Love, K x

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like you've had a beautiful year Emma. Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy year too!

dottycookie said...

I saw my arm in there!

Hope 2013 is a good year for you, my lovely lovely friend, and that we get to drink *lots* of tea and knit *lots* of woolly things together.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lots of lovely things in 2012 for you, hope 2013 brings lots more! :) x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Emma, Lovely photos! The angels and angel wings on the fence are just priceless. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year for you and your family.
xoRobin❤
I agree with the concept of daffy's in a pot when all least fails! hahaha

dragonfly said...

Beautiful photos there of your year. I have a fair few good memories of several of them too!

Here's to 2013 xx

Penelope said...

Oh it's all just beautiful, really look forward to seeing how your 2013 evolves, have a light and love filled one! xox Penelope

Frances said...

Emma, every one of your 2012 pictures tells such a bright story. You've a wonderful eye and it's clear that your creativity takes root in many aspects of your life.

Best wishes for a wonderful 2013. I look forward to learning more about your plans.

xo

saffa said...

These are some truly beautiful photographs emma, your so lucky to live in such a lovely place with lots of flowers on your walks...I love the picture of your girls as angels with the 'holy pig', very cute! And I really love the drawings you made this year, a highlight of your blog for me. Thank you for sharing these pics on here, I hope this coming year brings you some equally lovely days with those you love and that bright days are ahead for you all, love saffa xxx

...Tabiboo... said...

Hi Emma and Happy New Year!

So you turned 40 last April too - maybe we do have a lot in common.

I remember so many of these pictures and you've given me hope that in no time at all things will be beautiful and bright again.

take care - here's to being 41 this April.

Nina x

Rachel said...

A busy year, for sure! Looking forward to your further adventures...

Homeandfood said...

Looks like you've had a very successful year, and you live a charmed life!

A massive congratulations on appearing in country living!

Take care and I hope your 2013 is even more fabulous than your 2012

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Happy New Year lovely! I do love looking back at the year in pictures...and what a brilliant year it was...woo~hoo Silverpebble, all so well deserved Emma. Here's to a happy hearty 2013!

Love Sarah -x-

Oh, thanks so much for your lovely comment Emma -x-

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful year! I've so enjoyed your sharing of the seasons with us. Wishing you and your gorgeous family a very happy and healthy 2013 - Bonne Année!
Alice Aupérin

Gina said...

Lovely to see your round up of the year... and yes it would be good to catch up soon. I'm certainly up for a bit of tea and knitting! (Gorgeous angels!)

Mitzi said...

Hi Emma,

Love the photo's especially the daffodils. I will hit the big 50 this week and think I may just have to pick some daffs to brighten my day. I do hope your family member is doing better it is a very worrying time for you all.

Mitzi

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I shall look for these lovely daffs in a teapot in your round up in twelve months time!

Here's hoping the shadows lift and the sun shines on you and yours in 2013

Curlew Country said...

Nothing cheerier than drafts I think. thanks for your lovely comment. Loving my bike but am rather terrified about tackling the hills around here. love your photo review, what a beautiful year. Hope 2013 is full of joy and less worryxxx

Lin said...

What a lovely post - enjoyed seeing your pictures and hearing about your year.

Suse said...

Happy new year Emma.

What precious wee angels you have there. And pig of course.

driftwood said...

wonderful memories Emma. I hope the year ahead brings you some happy ones too x

Handmade in Israel said...

Lovely, happy photos. I hope that any concerns disappear soon.

Madelief said...

Looks like 2012 was a good year for your! Hope 2013 will be the same!

Madelief x

thelittleroomofrachell said...

I love the knitted leaf, how clever!

silverpebble said...

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Helen Philipps said...

Hello Emma! Happy New Year. I enjoyed your lovely year of pictures. Sorry for my slow reply to your comment on my blog....but yes please I would love a necklace with the glass beads...but only if you feel inspired :)
Wishing you and your family a great year ahead.
Helen x

everythinginthegardensrosie said...

Great way of putting last year to bed, and waking up the new one. I hope it is a good one Emma.

Twiggy said...

2012 looked very lovely indeed Emma, especially the little angels and the holy pig :)
Twiggy x

Silver Moss Jewellery said...

What a wonderful summary of your year - a great thing to do with photos, to remind you of great times :)