A chilly walk … and the April Magazine

Brrrr ….. I am reliably informed by my trusty radio that we are experiencing the coldest March for 50 years!  It certainly feels like it – and just lately I have been wishing that I owned hamsters, gerbils, a goldfish or anything at all that doesn’t need a walk!  But … I don’t and so, because I love my dogs, I wrapped up warm and we set off on our daily expedition.  Ben’s paw is much improved – unlike the weather which was grey and misty with a biting wind – and both dogs were feeling very cheerful all wrapped up in their woolly black coats! 


 With no zips or buttons to let in the cold air!  As we walked, the mist grew more dense …. 


 …. the air grew colder – and then we came to the muddy part of the path ….. 


 … and it started to rain!  So I regret to report that at this point I wimped out – and said to the newfs (who were revelling in the conditions – you can see here that Daisy is up to her knees in mud and ooze) “We’re going home now.”  So we did … and I was delighted to return to my warm spot next to the Aga to thaw my frozen fingers and toes!


 Can you spot the cushion on my chair?  That’s from last month’s magazine – and very comfy it is too!  Which sort of brings me to the second part of this post – what’s in the April magazine.  Lots and lots is all I can say! 

Bustle & Sew Magazine April 2013

 As well as all the Bustle & Sew projects, Rosie makes a welcome return with some totally scrumptious Creme Egg brownies for Easter, there’s an interview with the talented (and award-winning) Ruth Bowman of Flutter-by-Bears who also shares some bear-making tips – and loads more too.  And as always, the end of the month is a great time to subscribe because for your first payment (just $1!) you will receive the March issue straight away – together with the April magazine when it’s published next week. 

Bustle & Sew Magazine March 2013

 And your free copy of  ” The Stitcher’s Companion too!”


 Super-bargain time!!  And perfect to snuggle down in the warm and enjoy – whilst planning your Easter stitching!  To learn more and subscribe just CLICK HERE.  


The Devon weather is exactly the same as the Somerset weather! It is cold, damp, freeeezing and very windy!
Think I will come and join you by your aga!!
Julie xxxxxxxx


It’s not great dog walking weather at all is it? I’m afraid poor Ruby has had to put up with walks on the lanes rather than in the fields, and there’s one place where she has to go on the lead which doesn’t impress her at all. I think we’ve all had enough of winter for this year. Looking forward to the April mag.


Very cold here on the northeastern edge of the US, as well. Last week found us 15 inches deep in fresh snow. Looking forward to warm sunshine and the April issue…
X Linda


Hello Helen, overhere it is cold, cold…cold.
But not in the house. I just fineshed the daisies project from the march magazine. And together with the hyacint from last year, spring is in the house. I post about it today.
Advantage of this cold weather is that our dogs keep clean afther playing and running outside.
Thanks for the inspiration.


Hi Marja

Thank you so much for showing your work – it is truly beautiful. I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve just blogged about it and linked back to your blog. Helen xx


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