If you live in the U.K. then this really is the year to celebrate with Union Jack designs, what with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and of course the Olympics happening here. We have two Union Jack machine embroidery designs now available for sale to download from our website. One is this heart shaped design  Image

and the other is a rectangular flag shape.

Adding to our insect collection we also have a pretty lacy butterfly. It looks lovely done with metallic thread for the gold parts. We have also updated our website with a search facility which will make finding what you want much easier.

Our weekend when the kite surfers came to North Essex was disappointingly cold, so the photos I hoped to get were few as it was so cold we couldn’t stay long on the beach at Clacton. I did get some, but as the day was very grey, and the pro surfers didn’t go out as conditions were not good enough for them, they are not great. But anyway these are some of the photos I did take.

You can see from them what a cold, grey day it was. Such a shame!