Summer Purse with golden lining

Discovered this stunning fabric when tidying my fabric stash and recall thinking it would make a stunning summer purse. Now it is a stunning Summer purse complete with padded crinkled gold silk lining – Love it and it’s cheered me up no end Stay safe all xxx


Le fil de la Manche inNormandy at Chateau Miromesnil was my destination this weekend to teach and enjoy the world of wool. The lower window at far left was my teaching room looking over the walled garden! What is not to like . Allof my students were non native English speakers and the classes were… Read More

Year End

Nearly the end of 2018 and it has been an exciting year with loads of new places visited new collaborations and a new book finished. Family wise I now have a Grandson joining the 3 girls so my family fun grows and Christmas certainly has been fun. Visits to Santa, Christmas shopping, and it finished… Read More


I am here to teach at the above event and I am staying here at the beautiful Hoveringham Hall with stunning views from our kitchen window. The trees are magnificent and very old – I wonder if the person who planted these dreamt as I did when I have been planting my 80 odd trees… Read More

Winters strength

A very late post on the stunning landscapes created by this Winter’s second lot ofbad weather in my world. We were not cold as the temperatures did not drop to dramatic minus’s. Ferocious winds and dark skies were mostly the order of the day until the snows came . Then my world becomes magical for… Read More