The countdown has begun!

Yes, it’s nearly here, just a few hours to wait as the February issue is published tomorrow!  Rosie and I are really excited about this issue with its lovely pink cover and, well, far too much inside to list.  But luckily I have uploaded the full preview so you can have a quick peek inside that pink exterior ….

There’s lots to enjoy this month!  And, thinking of pink, I am delighted to report that my beautiful early-flowering pink camellia is coming into bloom.  I spotted a splash of colour through my bedroom window this morning and closer inspection revealed some fat buds and a few fully open blooms.  I’ve brought these inside as the weather is forecast to turn increasingly wintery and I don’t want them to spoil …

Some for my friend Jacqui – she loves them and as she’s invited me for tea tonight I think they’ll make a nice little gift that’s sure to be appreicated.  And I’ve kept a couple of buds for myself, which I’m sure will soon burst into flower in the warmth of my logburner….

I’ve added them to some shop-bought flowers, so I will have fragrance from the hyacinth as well as beautiful colour – which nearly matches the colour of my little rabbit’s tail.  He’s going to be a project for the March Magazine and is waiting patiently for me to write up his pattern – and make him a little egg-cosy friend too!


Hi Helen. Looking forward to tomorrow! And that bunny is sooo adorable. I have some time to order some felt to make a bunny (and a few more)☺


Thanks Petra – and I firmly believe you can never have too many bunnies, especially at Easter! xx


Oh I can’t wait! I’m itching to stitch the snowdrops. I’m not even going to look at the preview because I want to see it all tomorrow with my pot of tea and lovely dog by my side. I’m even finishing the housecleaning a day early so I don’t have any pressures!
Take care:)


Hope you have a lovely day Jenn – sounds perfect to me – a day spent stitching, what could be nicer? x


Oh yes Helen you can have too many rabbits as I discovered whilst walking around my flower beds yesterday!!!! The sort of rabbits you make though I can certainly live with 🙂 They don’t munch my plants or dig up my bulbs.
Beautiful Camellia flowers and I can imagine the scent that will come off the hyacinth. Can’t wait for the new magazine 🙂 xx


Hmmm.. yes, you are right of course Lynn – perhaps I should have specified felt bunnies – or even the CHOCOLATE variety! xx


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