so much to do, in so little time

Applogies for not posting any news in the last few weeks. It is exactly as they say, no news is good news!

So much has happened  in the last few weeks, I battle to keep up with it all.

It was my birthday and I turned 50! No matter what they say it is a rather scary number, however I am so pleased I made it this far. Just imagine what I can get up to in the next 50 years to come.

Thank you for so many wishes, flowers and many other kind gifts and messages. It was a really special day. birthday flowers guido poeny bday

My husband and I then spent a weekend in Venice. There are no words to describe it except if you happen to have a “bucket list” or what ever you might like to call it, Venice has to feature. We had a fantastic weekend. This photograph was taken from the Bridge of Sighs.


I would also like to thank Nicola and Amanda who popped into Purl Soho while visiting New York and brought back some absolutely beautiful bits and pieces for me.

The wool is from Blue Sky and is an alpaca and silk blend. It is called Metalica and is also available at Loop in London.

purl soho stashWatch this space for a delicious shawl which will be created with great gusto.

Now, it is back to real life and thank goodness that also means getting down to some serious crafting. This will have to take place in the kitchen today . I have been given a box of cherries which need to be turned into jam.

With or without pips, what do you think?


Hope  you are having a great week too


love, Ex



PS: How could I forget? The Wool Warehouse are having a super sale on their Drops products.The sale ends on 31st May. If you are in need of some wool, and who is not in need of some wool? Make sure you have a look.





Special offers on craft supplies and sewing machine

Good morning lovely crafters, I hope you have had a great weekend.
I don’t do this often, however if you do live the in UK you might be interested in these offers.
Thank you to Rachel for bringing this along to our class last week.c&h
C&H have all kinds of craft and sewing bits, I’m sure you will find something you cannot live without.

I have also had this offer come into my mail box from Groupon this morning:

Might well be worth having a look at if you are in need of a new sewing machine.

Hope you are having a great start to the week

Happy crafting