Family time
getting out on grey days

Cold walks & a sweet new zine

Icey thistles
Tristan is ripping out a Metallica song upstairs on his guitar, Gracie is washing her hair and Pippi is tucked up next to me hogging the heater, so I'm stealing a few moments to post some images from a very frosty walk I took yesterday morning. It was one of those mornings that looked like snow at first glance and you just know an extra layer will be needed.

Frosty walk

Frosty branches

I half expected a Snow Queen to pop out from behind a tree somewhere.

Now onto a much less subdued image, a new zine by Nicole, from Follow the White Bunny and Carina from Carina's Craftblog; the pair have teamed up to start &Stitches.
Issue1CoverWhen Nicole contacted me a couple of months back to be one of the crafters featured in their first issue I didn't hesitate, I knew their new zine would be fun and first rate and when I received it I wasn't disappointed. It's bright and cheerful and full of tips and talented stitchy people like the authors themselves. The zine also includes patterns like the fishies below – I'm seeing this one on a beach bag.

The first issue is all about colour and it's a cracker. In their own words "&Stitches is a quarterly e-zine, all about modern stitching. It has a strong focus on Embroidery (and yes that includes all kinds of Embroidery!) but other (hand) sewing projects and themes are definitely on the map too."

I'm looking forward to future issues, this stitchy zine is off to a fantastic start. Now hop on over and pick yourself up a copy here.

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Comments

Sonia / Cozy Memories

What a hard frost ! I'm coming from Margie's blog and boy you girls make me feel so cold !! LOL Thank goodness these little fishes are like a breath of warm air from summer :)
Have a great week my friend oxox

Patricia

I love your frosty images. We've had snow for three days straight and woke up to 4 degrees F today. I have to admit I've stayed inside for most of those days. Haven't quite gotten my snow legs yet. And I can't wait to see your work in the first issue of &Stitches!! Stay warm, dear friend!

pam

Beautiful frosty images of the English countryside!

I was delighted to find you among the pages of Colour &Stitches! Carina and Nicole have indeed put together an excellent and beautiful e-zine. I know you are very proud to be a part of it.

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