Yes, I was proud. The days are growing longer, there are daffodils (slightly squashed by Newfie paws) in the garden, and I thought I had made it through the winter without catching a cold. But sadly this proved not to be the case – and the picture above accurately reflects the current situation at Bustle & Sew HQ. Still, it’s a good excuse to light the woodburner, snuggle on the sofa and indulge in a little stitching. It’s true – every cloud does have a silver lining!