Today we were told it would be warm and sunny – no more than that, it was to be hot HOT HOT! And was it? No, of course not. It has been grey, gloomy and cool with rain on and off throughout the day. I am disheartened by this as I had hoped to sit in the gazebo this evening with my latest project. Instead of which it is far too chilly to be out in the garden, so I will curl up on the kitchen sofa near the warmth of the Aga instead.
I’m working hard on my latest project – for the August issue of the Bustle & Sew magazine. I’ve come across a truly weird and wacky vintage animal alphabet. Since when was “B” for Dog and Cat, “I” for Giraffe ….
And “A” for Duck? I just can’t work it out – doesn’t apply to any language I can think of. I think it adds hugely to its charm though – and it’s great fun giving it a new treatment and stitching all the little animals. The little lamb at the top of the post is all French knots and I’ve used smyrna stitch (loopy) for some squirrels’ tails (as in “M” is for squirrel!)
Reassuringly though, “D” does still stand for Dog as well. Ben will be pleased.
I’ve put the July Issue of the magazine to bed now – it’s all uploaded onto Issuu ready to hit those virtual news stands on Thursday. It’s always a relief to get that done, as it’s such an enormous file it can take more than one attempt to upload successfully. This month was remarkably hiccup-free though – and it’s a great issue – there’s….
Rosie & Bear Summer Bedtime
Signals & Semaphore Collection
Alphabets and monograms
plus a great Ipod or other gadget pouch from Jenny of Elefantz
And loads more as well ….. too much to mention here. And if you were considering subscribing, then don’t delay – now is a very good time. Your subscription starts with the current issue which means you’ll receive Issue 5 straight away and Issue 6 when it’s published on Thursday. All those patterns!! All in one week!!
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PS. If you want to buy the patterns individually then they’ll be available in my shop afer the magazine publication date.