Thank you so much to everyone who entered my toadstool pin cushion giveaway. I was blown away by both the number – and the creativity of everyone’s entries – one of my most favourite giveaways ever! If you have a few moments, please do take a look at the comments, there are some brilliant and imaginative suggestions for residency of my toadstool pin cushions.
As always, I wish I had a prize for everyone, but as I only have one to give away on my blog, I worked the random number generator which came up with – 166. I counted carefully and the winner is … Lynda Lagodney. Well done Lynda – I’ll be in touch to request your postal address – and once again, thanks to everyone who entered – it was fun!!
I was going to announce the winner yesterday, but ran out of time – had a very purple day! We’ve been promised a day of wind and rain today, so I thought I’d better enjoy yesterday’s sunshine with the newfies. We headed off down to Snapes Point, near Salcombe for a little blackberrying …
And found loads! Plump, juicy, dusky purple berries in abundance ….
All ready to be made into my Auntie Joyce’s Bramble Curd – delish! The full account of our expedition, together with recipes for blackberries, apples and damsons will be in the October issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine. And it really was an expedition … here’s one very tired puppy ….
enjoying a nap in the garden on our return home! But yesterday wasn’t just about purple berries….. I have a new purple cardigan for the winter – nice wool, deep rich colour – but perhaps just a little plain. … until now!
I’ll include templates and instructions in this month’s magazine too. And finally – thinking about the magazine – I promised to include the first of this year’s Christmas projects – and here’s a sneak peek ….
Mary and Joseph from the first-ever Bustle & Sew Nativity set. Hope you like them!