Sunday, July 2, 2017

Until We Meet Again

I'm the person who discretely disappears from the coffee break on my final day at work, at school, on a farewell party. I just don't like saying goodbye. It simply breaks my heart. Every single time. Even this time... I had big plans for this post, but now when it is here all my plans feel to processed. Therefor I made a Collage Of Happy & Love and decided to just write straight from my heart.

I'm so grateful for everything MY ROSE VALLEY has done for me; opened up doors to be creative, learning the beautiful art of crochet, discovering hidden talents as a creative artist, expressing myself as a graphic designer, building a brand and a small business, growing my self esteem, connecting with publishers and media, helping me to grow as an artist, writer, photographer and person.

I'm so happy with all the beautiful people I've met in Blogland and Cyber World, all the encouragement and support in moments of doubts and hard times, in success and growth. This place has truly been my happy place for such a long time. I'm not sure where I would have been without it.

The last few days I've gone back in my archives (what a journey!!!) and when reading my first post I realize how important this place has been for me from the very first minute until the last. I think MY ROSE VALLEY in many ways saved me when I needed it the most. The amazing craft community made me feel like I belonged instead of feeling awkward and odd wanting to do old fashion hand crafts. I sincerely thank you for that.

I have really lived it in full. I have done it all in my opinion. MY ROSE VALLEY has taken me to places I never ever could have imagined when I first started in 2009. I'm so proud of it, inside and out, of creating all this. It has allowed me to grow with the digital revolution. More than I would have been if I hadn't blogged.

I have no regrets. I don't see this as an end. I see this as a beginning. Of something new. MY ROSE VALLEY blog stays up and open. My patterns will continue to be available on Etsy and Ravelry. My Instagram account will remain and I will carry on to crochet, slowly. I'm stepping back though. I'm taking a big big break from it all. Like I've said before, maybe I will be back. Or not. Only time will tell.

And because I don't like saying farewell, I will sign out (read about my decision here) with a big smiley hug and a kiss on your cheek and say: "Until we meet again", because we never know where or when our roads will cross next time. Have a beautiful summer (or winter down under) and thank you for everything.

Au revoir
Hasta la vista
Até Logo
Until we meet again
Auf Wiedersehn
Tot ziens
På återseeende




  1. I will miss you. Given that I have Scandinavian and Swiss ancestry, your blog has struck a cord with me. Thank you for the inspiration you have given me and for sharing your life with those of us who only dream of such. Blessings as you move forward, and I hope to "meet" you again.


  2. Good bye, sweet Annette, your words will be missed. Enjoy the slower pace of your crafting and precious time with your family. Take care.

  3. Até logo!
    Thank you so much for every and each moment you've shared with us!
    Thank you!

  4. Thank you for being there when I've needed a friend, even though we have never met I feel if we did we would be friends who chat and drink coffee and of course crochet. Till we meet again, take care love Marion #pinklady558 xxxx

  5. Dear Annette,
    Thank you for giving us the beautiful gift of YOU
    for these many years. As you and yours go on
    adventures new, may the Crochet Force be with
    you, and in the words of the immortal Dr. Spock,
    may you all, "live long and prosper."

    xxoo, maureen : ) and josephina ballerina >^..^<

  6. To every thing there is a season. This is your season to step away from cyber overload and toward real time, face to face interactions with people. You will be sorely missed here though. May your Rose Valley be ever filled with joy, laughter, peace and love. Until we meet again....

  7. You have brought us such joy! I have loved getting to know Switzerland and Sweden through your eyes. My Nordic shawl is one of my favorites, and always receives complements. I'm still hooking away, bit by bit, on my gypsy blanket. (My wrists complain mightily when I go on a crochet binge. Better to enjoy a bit at a time.) I wish you all the best, and hope you'll send out a note now and then.

  8. Thank you for all your inspiration over the years Annette. I wish you the best of luck (and a fun-filled time!) with your future adventures. Sending you love. Lucy

  9. Bye, bye, I will miss your blog, but understand it completely. Have a great break, enjoy your time with your family and take up new ideas
    Till later With love Manon

  10. Annette, I have loved your blog so much and it will be very missed. Thank you for all of the effort you have put into creating it and sharing. I'm wishing you every happiness and success for the future. Au revoir my friend. CJ xx

  11. Hi Annette,
    I've loved your blog since I got in to crochet myself. You're one of the first persons I followed and I'm greatfull to you. For your crochet, your inspiration, your patterns and just your view of life. You're such an inspiration to me. Annette. I hope to see you back in blogland some day but I totally understand your descision. I hope you keep enjoying crochet and stuff and you will find the rest you need.
    Annette, I wish you all the luck in the world.

    Sweet greetings,

  12. Thank you for sharing yourself, your knowledge, your family and so much inspiration! I will miss your blog. Be well, take care and enjoy your new found freedom!


  13. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours. May life bring you joy, health & happiness. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

  14. You will be missed by me too. Stay happy. Jo x

  15. We are going to miss you! You are an inspiration for many of us. Take care and enjoy whatever you will do.
    Best regards Sandra

  16. I love your blog and will miss it, but you deserve a big break from it all.Enjoy your life with your husband, children and family. As I have come to realize now that all my children are grown and have children of their own, time really does fly and I miss the days when they were young. Best luck on your journey!! Cathy

  17. Dear Annette, I wish you a wonderfull summer. I love your blog so much and it will be very missed. Happy crocheting in your lovely swedish summerhouse. Lots of love, Jeanette.

  18. Sweet Annette,
    I will miss you and your lovely blog. I hope you will decide to return after a nice break! Either way, take care, xxxo Brenda in Florida

  19. Enjoy doing all the lovely things you want to do! That's so nice that all the crochet articles and patterns will still be available on your blog and on Etsy and Ravelry. Good luck, Annette!

  20. I loved reading your blog very much!
    I wish you and your family all the best!
    Hope to see you on instagragm from time to time...

    Tot ziens!

  21. Thanks for all your inspiration, blogposts and patterns. I loved to follow you and wish you all the best on your new journey.

    Hugs and love, Margaret (a little bit sad to say good bye, but also thankful for the pleasures you brought me and so many others)

  22. I will miss your beautiful and inspiring blog and hope one day you may return xxx

  23. Aww...thank you Annette. You have been a wonderful inspiration to me with your beautiful crochet and warm, stunning imagery, and especially your down to earth lovely'voice'. Take care, warm wishes always. Carmen x


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