In April, I helped style a new TeaBar in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, called Lotti's, and I am now rather excited to announce that I will be holding two workshops there this Autumn.
Tuesday 7th October - Hand stitch your own Floral Love Brooch
Wednesday 8th October - hand stitch your own pretty Floral Vintage Cushion using a personal selection of fabric panels available on the night.
I am rather looking forward to getting out and about more in the next twelve months. So as the nights draw in and you search for social gatherings to fill your time and escape from day to day doings then you may fancy coming and joining me and The Tea Girls for a little hand stitching on your lap, a cup of tea and a slice of cake......... ( 'tea-pot cocktails' will be available at an additional charge) Details are in the posters below or leave a comment if you have any questions. You may want to keep popping back too as I have a fair few things to announce...giddy is not the word... xxxx
At occasional times, through the year, I flit away to my caravan (I am sure you know as I never stop talking about it). These times are to make life stop awhile and to enjoy passing time being a little indulgent.
During the odd hour or two I like to take a few hoops with me....I never know how they are going to turn out...but I can disappear in hours of stitching, while the radio is on and preferably in my favourite chair with a little sun on my face.
So here are the first two from this year ( a few more to appear over the next couple of ways or so)... These are now for sale over at The Linen Garden shop... they have lived on my studio wall for a couple of months where I have enjoyed their stay and now they need to flit to new homes. And....if you fancy the idea of flitting away a few hours with me and making a hoop for yourself then I will be announcing a 'natter and stitch' workshop here in the studio during late September/October. Keep watching. Lots of dates for workshops will be announced next week - even one in Wales......xxx
I will be opening my studio to visitors once a month very very soon. You will now have the opportunity to browse and purchase stock from The Linen Garden as well as vintage treasures and my makings and you may even get a cup of tea on arrival. xxxxx
It has been a long time since I did a giveaway....but I fancy sprinkling a little floral happiness around. My holiday has left me feeling rather chirpy and cheery.
This little 11" hand made cushion, with it's own over sized 'floral love' brooch, (which I am sure it won't mind you borrowing once in a while for your cardigan), can be yours to sit pretty in your abode.
All you have to do is be a follower of this little journal of mine and leave a comment below telling me your favourite word - a word that makes you smile. Mine is 'meandering'......
The word from the entries that makes 'me' smile will be the winner and selected on August 31st .... why not have two chances to win and enter the same competition over at my Facebook page - just look for the post with images of the cushion.
....Yet again, this Summer, we have holidayed a stones throw away from home. I am lucky to live on the very tip edge of the top of North Yorkshire..... carved coastlines and beautiful beaches, seductive palettes of the dales and moorland, dappled lit humid forests and woodlands, bustling towns and pretty pockets of quiet village life all bring a sense of calm.
The twelve months of the working year only allow the odd gap to go venturing and so towing the caravan, to sit in the middle of all this beauty, was a perfect answer to popping ones feet up for three weeks. And, for once, I have done just that.
Walked, pottered, meandered, explored, sat, daydreamed, stitched, read, slept well, ate well, drank well, enjoyed the sun on my face, time with Mr H. and most importantly sat back from a distance and observed how grown up our girls now are....so many changes in a year. If I wasn't such a terrible hoarder I would live in our caravan all year round.