Oh, what a glorious week it’s been weatherwise here at Bustle & Sew HQ! Our magnolia is in full wonderful flower – this is a particular delight as last year it was blasted by frost, all the buds dropping brown and scorched to the frozen earth below before they had chance to open. It’s great weather for visiting the beach too, and yesterday we took a trip to Dawlish, on the south coast of Devon (very near to where I used to live)….
It was wonderful to be back on the beach again – the boys played and played, whilst Daisy, who is an old lady now (you can see she is rather slower into the water these days, following along behind those silly youngsters) splashed around in the shallows. It was a bright, blue, sparkling day, chilly in the morning, then warm, even hot before fading into a beautiful golden sunset. I think we have one more day of this glorious weather before we return to something a little more seasonal next week. I know that the English are regarded as being a little bit (OK, quite a lot) obsessed with the weather, but it is so very unpredictable here – as I sat in the garden with my stitching, a timehop popped up on my phone that reminded me this was the weather exactly four years ago ….
Yes, that’s a rather younger Miss Daisy and her best friend Tilly tumbling around in the snow during the “Beast from the East” cold spell of mid-March 2018!
I haven’t been neglecting my stitching during this warm spell though – indeed it’s been a delight to be able to work outdoors again, enjoying the sound of birdsong and the warm sunshine as I work. Above you can see all six of the Bustle & Sew projects that are included in the April edition of the Bustle & Sew Magazine that’s published on Thursday 31 March….
As well as six projects, there’s a lot more packed between the covers this month, including the next installment of our Stitcher’s Alphabet – letters E, F and G – lots of lovely recipes, garden tips, poetry corner and much more besides. There’s a little corgi pup softie in celebration of our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June and also a project that reflects upon the current situation in Ukraine, including Lennon’s lyric “give peace a chance” – something I’m sure we are all hoping will happen.
Meanwhile, for a peep between the covers of the April Magazine (published 31 March) please click on the image below:
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