It’s true to say I was feeling very proud. At the age of – no, some things are best not mentioned – let’s just say at a slightly more mature age than one might expect – I had become a cover girl! That is to say, my little mice had been chosen for the cover of a new British bookazine “Handmade Gifts.”
“Look it’s us – we’re famous!”
When my copy arrived I couldn’t wait to open it. Yes, there were my mice, beautifully photographed and the pattern looked wonderful too I thought, though I did wonder why I can’t make my template lines as neat and straight as theirs. But then …. my eye strayed to the credit box and my heart sank through my boots ….
“That’s not our mum!”
It’s not me! My mice have been credited to another person (who may or may not be called Helen Dickson) entirely. Now, I am sure that whoever this lady is she’s a very lovely lady, but the fact remains – she isn’t me! I am notoriously camera-shy as you know, but I feel I need to set the record straight – this is me….
Back and front view just to be sure! The magazine editor apologised profusely, but of course it’s too late for any change to be made. Still, it’s hard to be downcast for long when there are bluebells in the hedgerows and hexies in the sewing tin….
Yes, watch out for some English paper piecing and lots of little hexies in the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – perfect handstitching to take out and about with you now the warmer weather’s here. (or on its way at least!)