Winter Project Link Party

Hi sorry I have been away from my blog for a while, but I have done my first book signing. I am a very lucky lady.

My local craft centre at Hilltop Farm Hunningham hosted it and I was very unprofessional shrieking each time someone brought a book for me to sign.

The week went so quickly with work, book signing and some very close friends coming over to Warwickshire to have a meal with us. We tried The Stag at Offchurch and the meal was gorgeous. We all had leave some on our plates as they are very generous with their portions. The staff were attentive and friendly and as we left I said to my husband that I would love to come back soon.

There are so many projects I am working on at the moment. I am thinking of making a calender out of my creatures as people seem to like my greeting cards. I would love to know what people think in blogger land, please feel free to comment. I love reading them and commenting back.
I have decided to take part in Jennifers Winter Project as I always enjoy sitting in front of the fire in the Winter hibernating and knitting or sewing. I have started making Robins this month in time for the big C and a couple of Christmas fairs that I have booked up. I love how a flat piece of knitting is stuffed and sewn together into a little creature.


February Bits and Pieces


Recently I have been very tired and have dark circles around my eyes. The winter months always make me feel drained and sluggish. Though catching the lurgy has not really helped with tonsils the size of small golf balls and the breathe of a stinky bin life has been an effort. Half term is here though and with no work for a week who could be down.

The weather has been so cold here and I am a warm weather person, being cold really isn’t my thing. So we decided that today as the sun was shinning that a trip to a garden centre was the only thing to be done. Unfortunately for my husband the garden centre I love going to is an hour away from our home. Burford Garden centre is the stuff of dreams, Emma Bridgwater pottery, lovely expensive candles and soaps. Even the toilets are posh with smelly hand wash and proper paper towels.

I am now happy after getting my fix of spring flowers, smelly hyacinths and sunny daffodils. I came away with two shopping bags full of stuff so a good day for me. My husband was happy as we had lunch there too and even though he is on a diet he could not resist the chunky shortbread biscuits they bake.