Brrrr ….. I am reliably informed by my trusty radio that we are experiencing the coldest March for 50 years! It certainly feels like it – and just lately I have been wishing that I owned hamsters, gerbils, a goldfish or anything at all that doesn’t need a walk! But … I don’t and so, because I love my dogs, I wrapped up warm and we set off on our daily expedition. Ben’s paw is much improved – unlike the weather which was grey and misty with a biting wind – and both dogs were feeling very cheerful all wrapped up in their woolly black coats!
With no zips or buttons to let in the cold air! As we walked, the mist grew more dense ….
…. the air grew colder – and then we came to the muddy part of the path …..
… and it started to rain! So I regret to report that at this point I wimped out – and said to the newfs (who were revelling in the conditions – you can see here that Daisy is up to her knees in mud and ooze) “We’re going home now.” So we did … and I was delighted to return to my warm spot next to the Aga to thaw my frozen fingers and toes!
Can you spot the cushion on my chair? That’s from last month’s magazine – and very comfy it is too! Which sort of brings me to the second part of this post – what’s in the April magazine. Lots and lots is all I can say!
As well as all the Bustle & Sew projects, Rosie makes a welcome return with some totally scrumptious Creme Egg brownies for Easter, there’s an interview with the talented (and award-winning) Ruth Bowman of Flutter-by-Bears who also shares some bear-making tips – and loads more too. And as always, the end of the month is a great time to subscribe because for your first payment (just $1!) you will receive the March issue straight away – together with the April magazine when it’s published next week.
And your free copy of ” The Stitcher’s Companion too!”
Super-bargain time!! And perfect to snuggle down in the warm and enjoy – whilst planning your Easter stitching! To learn more and subscribe just CLICK HERE.
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March issue published on Thursday 28th February – to learn more please click here.
At last peace and quiet reigns here at Coombe Leigh. My two canine “assistants” have been rolling around play-fighting for most of the evening, but finally they have collapsed into a large warm furry heap, both snoring very loudly indeed. I’m sure this moment of peace won’t last long, so I’m making the most of it!
I can hardly believe that the Bustle & Sew Magazine is now 2 whole years old! It seems such a short while since I began back in January 2011 – and now I’m working on issue 25 in between Daisy’s playtimes. I thought you might like to see the first two patterns for this month’s issue – I think I already showed you “Birds on a Wire”
and now they’ve been joined by my “Three Patchwork Eco-Totes”
These are great to keep rolled up in your handbag in case of impromptu shopping – and each applique motif features a different patchwork technique. I’ve lots more planned for this issue too.
And …. as it’s the magazine’s second birthday I’m having a giveaway at the weekend – the prize will be a whole year’s subscription worth over $60! I’ll be posting the giveaway at the weekend so don’t forget to check back then!
Finally – I realised that when I uploaded my “Thinking About Colour” mini-guide, I added the wrong details on the back and didn’t put “please feel free to share”. So here it is again, this time with the correct information – and please do feel free to share as much as you want!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “THINKING ABOUT COLOUR”
The latest weather forecast is promising a month’s worth of rain in the next 24 hours!! So before we sink beneath the rising waters I thought I would spend some time this morning listing Christmas patterns. Then I thought … I’ll have a Christmas sale too – so for one week only there is 30% off all Christmas patterns!!
And the best value of all? That’s my Christmas Collection – 15 patterns from the last two Christmases all bundled together for you. Normal price $12.50 – sale price $8.35!!
That works out at just over fifty cents for each pattern for one week only.
So if you are very well organised (unlike me) and planning on starting your Christmas stitching before long, then don’t delay as my sale must finish on Saturday 14 July. Just visit the seasonal section of my store to take advantage of this great offer. (Note: prices shown on details page are the original prices – 30% discount will be deducted at checkout).