And the winner is ….


Thanks so much to everyone who entered our Pea Pod Pin Cushion giveaway.  I’m delighted to announce the winner is comment number 53 as chosen by the Google Random Number Generator ….


and that’s Ann.  Well done Ann, and I have emailed you already.  I’m sorry I didn’t have a prize for everyone – but all is not lost … don’t forget the pattern to make your own pin cushion was included in the January Bustle & Sew Magazine, is also available in the Newsletter Readers’ Pattern Library (there’s a link at the bottom of this page if you’d like to subscribe – it’s free!) and we still have some kits available in store too.

While the giveaway has been running I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on the February Magazine, and one or two other projects as well.  I’ll be back to tell you a little bit more about the magazine later this week, so for now I’d like to show you progress on my latest fur stitchery ….

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….. two little sleeping foxes snuggled down together in some bulrushes.  Like my January bear (below), these foxes won’t be included in the Magazine, but will form part of a new collection of hand embroidery patterns that I’m very much hoping  to release later this year.


For the last few days I have been busy photographing all my most recent projects. This means I’ve been spending a fair amount of time upstairs where the Newfies are not supposed to be.  Ben is a GOOD DOG who is happy to snooze on his bed until walk time comes around and I take them out on their daily excursion. Daisy does NOT approve of both the no dogs upstairs rule, and the amount of time I’ve been absent from her side, and though this photo isn’t great (I swung the camera around as the workroom door suddenly flew open with great force) I thought you might be amused by her expression which somehow combines both outrage and disbelief …


that I would try to undertake such an important task without her supervision and assistance!    Daisy, unlike Ben, is NOT a good dog!  But never mind, I’ll be doing a little baking later on today …


Making lemon drizzle cake for a friend – and I’m sure that both she and Ben will be anxious to offer their assistance in this project!

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