I am just test stitching the final design in my animal alphabet! It has been a labour of love deciding on which animals to use and then making child friendly embroidery pictures of them. I mostly use Janome software, which I really like. I think the designs would look great on a patchwork quilt. Uploading them all will take a while but they should be in the shop soon.

We had a fantastic evening out on Friday at Newmarket races, followed by a Texas concert there. Charlene Spiteri has a great voice singing live and despite pouring with rain I really enjoyed it.

It has been thundering here this morning. I managed to dash out and mow the lawn moments before the downpour came!! It is a little cooler now so hopefully will be able to sleep tonight.


I can’t believe it’s April already! But outside the sun is shining and it’s definitely getting warmer, which is brilliant. The coast is a great place to live when the weather improves, for the last couple of weeks Walton has been coming out of hibernation with all the cafe owners getting their shops ready for another season.

I have had a few days ‘sick’ with an infected tooth, very painful. I mostly slept due to the medication. But today I am back ready to get on with my designs. I am stitching out a tiger as I type to check it sews okay.

WE have a weeping cherry tree on our front lawn which is now in full bloom, it looks lovely. My next design may have to be blossom!