August 2011


We have had a lovely week with the grandchildren here doing all the classic beach  holiday stuff. The weather was mostly kind to us. I took loads of photographs of course! I love this one of my grandson ‘posing’ in a fairground ride bus. I know I’m biased, but he is so cute!!! He’s going to be a heartbreaker when he’s older.

We went to our local airshow which is held on the beach at Clacton. I love the wing walkers and took this photo of one going upside down while standing on the plane. Personally I wouldn’t do it for a million dollars!

I have been stitching out the new Christmas designs today. So far I have a Christmas pudding, bells, holly and a cute snowman. They should be available in the website shop by the end of this week. I have also been ordering new supplies as I was running low on everything. Now I have to wait for all the parcels to arrive. Don’t you just love the anticipation of waiting for parcels?!

I have been making some new designs on the Christmas theme as crafters will be beginning to make Christmas stuff very soon. They will be appearing on the website shortly. I am also still updating with the colour files – now about half way through adding these.

We had a lovely weekend at our daughter’s new home. She has moved into a cottage built in 1800. It was the lodge for a manor house. This is the house. Her partner is a landscape gardener on the Rothamstead estate so the house comes through his job. Just up the lane alongside their house is the manor house, which looks like this (click photo to get full size) It is used for weddings and other functions.

Rothamstead Manor

It is in a beautiful location and close to Harpenden, a very pleasant town with lots of pubs and restaurants. On Sunday morning we had a lovely walk up to the manor house and round the gardens. I was impressed with how lovely the gardens looked! I think my daughter will be very happy living here.

Our new free special offers for August are now available on the website. These are a very cute robot which children would love stitched on their clothing, bedding or a bag. There is also this pretty little butterfly for more feminine items.

It is very warm here today and our beach looks like the mediterranean it is so packed. The sea did look very inviting! We had a walk out along the Walton Backwaters where it was quiet and peaceful and there was a bit of a breeze blowing. It was deserted! I think half the people who come to the beach here don’t know it exists, which is a real shame because it’s such a beautiful wildlife area.

Our poorly cat, Cajun, is much better now he is on regular medication and has had his teeth sorted! He is back to his old inquisitive self. He also tries every way to avoid his medicine and we have to keep thinking of new foods to hide it in!!