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hello pre-spring

by greenrabbitdesigns


Hello and Happy New Year to you all, I hope all those Christmas decorations are put away, Christmas is now over, so is winter, we are now in pre-spring, the days are lengthening and the world is coming to life again.


For anyone new to my to blog I should explain the Green Rabbit Calendar, now adopted by many as its much more fun than the conventional one!!!!

January & February ~ Pre-Spring
March, April & May ~ Spring
June, July, August & September ~ Summer
October & November ~ Autumn
December ~ Winter

So I expect you want some proof of the new season…..well here it is, all photographed today in my garden!!!








So there you are, now do you believe me!!!

I actually was out working in my greenhouse this morning, I went out to take some photos and found some things to do, lovely being out there again. Actually I’m supposed to be cleaning my house today but I’d much rather do absolutely anything else other than that!!!

These are especially calling out to me…………………

Pre Spring Collage

Yes, quite a few things on the go at the one time, I am enjoying going from one to the other though. I want to do more knitting this year, knitting was always my first love and apart from bunny cardigans it had taken a bit of a back seat last year. I want to improve my fair isle, so I need to practice.

Well I suppose I really better go clean this house, I have delayed for long enough!!

Happy Thursday and enjoy the weekend ahead, lovely to have you back with me again in 2014!!! 🙂

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ali January 2, 2014 - 4:15 pm

ah yes …..pre spring! I have just looked up the dates for next years school term and when my son starts back next Monday that will be the new Spring Term! Looking forward to seeing your knitting projects.

Marigold Jam January 2, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Yes definitely pre-spring and isn’t it great to see the signs everywhere but the decorations and cards will remain up till Twelfth Night – it is a good excuse not to do any dusting till they are all taken down. I see M&S have the card recycling boxes in store though so maybe I am the only one who like the Tudors leaves the decorations till 5th January!

Liz in Missouri, USA January 2, 2014 - 6:25 pm

And a Happy New Year to you, too! Wow – your pre-spring is looking much better than here in the middle today. Snow and cold and temps not even close to freezing – on the minus side! I, however, seem to be the only one that loves it! LOLOL. The clouds have blown past and the sun is shining and the air is cold and crispy and it’s perfect for all these things I keep knitting! On the other hand – how can you not love those first little sprouts sticking their noses up! The best of all worlds, I think, and a very happy start to this new time. Happy days, Vivienne!!!

Jane January 2, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Hello to pre Spring Vivienne if only for one day…the weather is looking atrocious again tomorrow…stay safe. Today was gorgeous, it was so good to see the sun and see the new growth outside already. You obviously loved your garden today…just forget about the cleaning ;0) xx

Stephanie January 2, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Hello lovely Vivienne! How wonderful it is to see one of your hopeful pre-spring posts this early January! Although it does make me wonder how fast the last twelve months have flown by since the last one! Anyway, I could totally buy this theory of yours judging from the visual proof you have given us AND the sunny weather we’ve had today

Happy, peaceful and magical year to you Vivienne! May your knitting flourish over the next few months.

Mia January 2, 2014 - 8:04 pm

Hello dear Vivienne,

Pre-spring it is here too (!!) – we haven’t got ANY snow, and it rains constantly! Sounds horrible, but I am wishing winter doesn’t find us at all this year, and keep dancing in the rain…happily!

I wish you the most wonderful start for this year, may it be a fresh&bunny-filled, but in C-deco-issue I’m with Marigold: no need to clean as long as everything is still there 🙂 so until 7th they stay!


Serendipity January 2, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Yes, definitely pre spring today. It was so mild and sunny, could have been Spring. I’m sure it won’t last 🙁

creative pixie January 2, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Happy new year.

Sharon January 3, 2014 - 7:32 am

Pre-Spring is wonderful, I’m totally converted, I saw dandelions completely fresh and healthy this week and my artichoke leaves are sprouting as if it’s already Spring.
Love the tantalising pics of the new bunnies and thank you for sharing your wonderful Pre Spring pics.

Elizabeth January 3, 2014 - 10:11 am

Very sunny here today Vivienne,you have a lovely summer to look forward to. Pictures are beautiful. Pre Spring a great idea,I imagine bunnies hopping around. The fair isle knitting of snow flakes was lovely to see. I am glad you enjoy knitting too. Have a good weekend. Elizabeth x x

Simone January 3, 2014 - 11:30 am

I like the Green Rabbit Calender! Maybe you should make one for real and have different crocheted bunnies featured every month in a seasonal scene!!! We had a lovely sunny day yesterday but we are told that the weather is going to get worse again! New Years Day was one of the worst I have known with regards to weather – it was dark and wet all day long!!! I wish I could put the decorations away but my husband iike to keep them up until the 6th of January. Lovely pre-spring signs in your garden. I have a few snow drops pushing their way up. x

ginaferrari January 3, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Hooray for pre-Spring!

helenjean January 4, 2014 - 9:46 am

Hi there, I think pre spring is a wonderful idea, and promises so much to come. Lovely signs of pre spring in your garden, ours is still a bit winterery but it is always a few weeks behind the rest of the country, in our cold corner.
Happy pre spring.

Susan January 4, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Happy New Year to you dear Vivienne and thank you for being such a lovely blog friend through 2013 (and for keeping me company on Facebook too of course!)…I do need to take the decorations down and accept another Christmas is over and you’ve given me a push! 🙂
Happy Knitting! (I’m planning more Fair Isle projects too…it’s wonderfully addictive!)
Susan x

helen philipps January 6, 2014 - 9:56 am

So glad to see you are enjoying pre spring, Vivienne! Lots of new green shoots there, and here too, though it’s chilly and windy the sun its shining again! Looking forward to seeing your makes over the coming year….you certainly are a beautiful knitter and I ‘ll enjoy seeing more of it in 2014…I do love fair isle too 🙂
Have a very happy pre spring week!
Helen xx

Anne D.T. January 6, 2014 - 9:42 pm

Hello Vivienne, Sorry to be so late in writing. Pre-Spring sounds good to me….even when it is snowy and windy here. Send some warming breezes across the Atlantic. I noticed some knitting books in your post-Christmas photos. Have fun with the knitting, crocheting and bunnies in 2014!!
See you in blogland, dear V.

Anne and family
PlumCreek Studio

Jill January 7, 2014 - 10:06 am

A very happy new year to you and your family Vivienne. Look at all that new life springing up in your garden – I daren’t even step outside at the moment,the weather is far too awful. My lawn looks more like a swimming pool!!!
Jill xx

knitsofacto January 7, 2014 - 11:30 am

Happy New Year Vivienne!

It certainly feels mild enough for pre-spring, I’ll give you that! Remember those acorns I planted … I’ve had mini oak trees popping up since December!

Mitzi January 14, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Love your calender much better than the traditional one.

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