I have been so busy with lots of exciting projects and its still only April, it's also been really sad with the loss of two very vibrant and inspiring people , loosing them makes me want to make the most of my days and always 'dance in the rain'. So I have said yes to everything and am now a buzzing.
The new book has been signed sealed and delivered,a few last minute issues with the front cover but its in the can. It's called Celebrate with a Stitch and is all about decorating your home for the special occasions in your life: birthdays, weddings, births and anniversaries, there is a good mix of projects, stitchery, quilts and bunting. I am very pleased with it. I'll let you know when it's to be published and will have a special offer to entice you to buy it from my web and not one of the big boys!!! If you can't resist them then please do write a nice review for me!!!
Christmas workshops coming to an end but no rest for wicked as house decorations take over . I have to sneak them out as I have an embarrassed husband who says I go over the top !!!!! Bought yet more lights yesterday, they claim to be low voltage etc so I am fine!!! They are at present hidden until I decorate the stairs!! This is my front room window , we have a star theme . I have been collecting them over the years. And then my mantelpiece . I love my old vintage Father Christmas .
It has become an annual event for me to teach in Cornwall at Cowslip Workshops near Launceston. For me it's the most beautiful venue of calm and creativity. I am especially lucky as I stay with Jo and Steven and their animals ,on the farm. Never pass by without popping in, the shop, workspace and cafe are the best ever !!!
Coming to the end of an incredibly busy term, with so many amazing 'makes' going on. This is an amazing piece of work by one of my male students, Ash. It's based on my quilt 'A quilter lives here' it needs a good look up close, he has been experimenting with quilting you won't have ever seen. I am very proud.
The most beautiful phone case hand embroidered by one of my students Jane. It's really dreamy!!! Wish I had made it.
I am busy getting ready for a marathon session of Christmas teaching at Cowslip Workshops in Cornwall. It's such a wonderful treat down there , don't ever pass by without popping in , the cafe is wonderful, so is the location .
Cowslip Workshops. Another one of my favorites. Settled in the heart of Cornish country farmlands near Launceston. Drop you family off in the cafe and spend hours in the shop and savour the delights of Jo the owner. Work a visit into your holiday plans.