Goodness … so many things I need to include in this post! I’ve had a particularly busy few days putting the finishing touches to the August Magazine and I’m delighted to say it’s now all safely uploaded (always a bit of a stressful time) ready to send to subscribers on Thursday. You can find out more about both our monthly (very good value) and annual (amazing value and a free gift too) subscriptions over on our magazine page.
Meanwhile, here’s a little peep between the covers of the August Magazine for you …..
There’s lots to choose from this month! I’ve really enjoyed creating our new projects and in particular have a very soft spot for this little Applique Alpaca ….
She was inspired by a visit I made to Peru – back in 2004 – I can hardly believe it was so long ago! I had such a wonderful time as part of a group exploring the Andes on horseback. That’s me in the light blue top fourth from the right ….
It was a fantastic way to really see the countryside and meet the people – and we saw lots of alpacas and llamas too!
The scenery was amazing, though at such high altitude it was very cold at night – there were frosts – although the days were warm and sunny. A bit like the weather here now – though we haven’t had any frosts (it is late July after all!), it has been cold and also rather wet, while the days are noticeably shorter now, which makes it feel like quite an appropriate time to hold our Christmas in July sale …..
Yes, if you’re very well organised and like to get ahead, then we’re offering a 50% discount on all our Christmas patterns for the rest of the month. Please just CLICK HERE to visit the store and see our selection, including our new curated pattern collections that all come with a free gift – well it is Christmas after all!!
And finally, a very big “thank you ” to everyone who entered our giveaway last week. As always I wish I had a prize for everyone. But as I don’t, I worked the random number generator ….
And came up with number 26. that’s Renea Yarolim. I have emailed you Renea, and once again a big thank you to everyone else for taking part.