"Tromping through the snow, with a purple plastic sleigh,
O'er the fields we go...."
And here is my simple happy version - Twirly Tree - on a Capsari Christmas Card - I am so very bad at sending out cards myself, so this one goes out to ALL of you with the very WARMEST of wishes and LOVE - I will try to be a better blogger in 2014 too - your friend - Felicity
I have been waiting to post this picture for a year -- this is the first quilt I designed with Charleston Farmhouse which Doodah promptly claimed as his own! After much ado and hard work on the part of many players (thanks Jeanne, Shamsu, Sheila and the team at Rizzy) it is now available at Nordstrom, online and in selected stores.
This was the approved sample from Rizzy, hand-quilted in India. Also available are a quilted sham and throw pillow. I would love to share any pictures of the quilt or pillows in use - submissions welcome!
The layout for Amy Smart's "Boho Girl" Quilt (McCall's Quilting magazine May/June 2013) gets the Doodah seal of approval. Elisa has the top all sewn and will be sharing the quilted results with us soon - she was gracious to let the little canine tromp all over her lovely work - THAT's a good neighbour!
Had fun talking to wonderful groups of quilters last week at O'Susannah's in Watkins Glen. This week I'm off to All Tied Up Yarns in Auburn, NY - so looking forward to meeting knitters and anyone else who can make it - thanks to Andrea, Pat and Joyce B - you are the best!
In New York for work a couple of weeks ago, Jeanne and I stopped for refreshment at the one and only Tea and Sympathy. We drank our Yorkshire Gold and watched as this brill London taxi pulled up with Cuthbert at the helm. Perfect.
Sean says it takes 2 hours to walk a couple of blocks beacuse everyone wants a cuddle with Cuthbert.
A truly nice cup of tea. A cosy corner. And don't forget some baked beans on toast with a bit of grated Cheddar on top. The world could use a little more of this T&S.
Lovely Nicky Perry - owner - thank you, thank you for keeping this gem on Greenwich Ave alive and well. It's part of a Britain that seems to be disppearing from the home shores, and it warms my toes to find it just 5 hours from my door right here in the US.
Nobody does it better... not James Bond this time but Johnnie Boden, another Brit, and we're talking design. Shoes, clothes, accessories for big and small. These yellow flats for girls are filled with sunshine, and the message "bloom through the gloom" is particularly warming to the soul.
I dropped in a swatch of Plumberry in the Ochre colourway - I am seeing a little shift dress running around in the glow of Spring... bring on the bloom!