Years End

ChristmasWell 2012 has been quite a year with many changes for me.The new book came out and is doing really well and the clothes made from the templates inspired me to design more this way and launch more downloadable patterns for felting.

I moved full time to the North Pennines and love it here,opened a new studio which is doing really well and am now booked up for 2013.Although I was determined to cut down on my travels some bookings are too nice to pass on,so next year I travel mainly in Europe and may have a late Greek Isles holiday .

Charity and myself are teaching a joint venture in Belgium watch this space this will be lots of fun and hopefully Charity and her husband will be our house guests in January while we work out the designs and logistics.

A trip to London is on the cards after Norway and hopefully meet up with blogging friends and felters Kim and Linda.

I spent a good deal of time in hospital this year and cannot praise Darlington Memorial Hospital enough or the Paramedics and local Upper Dale Ambulance emergency  service.It all resulted in surgery and I have now recovered but it took some time.

Lots of work had been done tree planting etc but being ill curtailed it all in my garden but I have great plans for next year .

More work on differing fibres for me to explore soon.

I have put fewer post on FB or used Instagram with the new rules they have seems privacy is a thing of the past.Found a load of private pictures of mine on Picasso sharing which I do not use so this amazed me.

To all who visit my blog, email me, write to me, I appreciate it all and for all who buy my felt and knitwear designs Thank you.

I have a new printing company redoing the knitwear designs and also looking at hard copies of the new book which will be better then the Blurb prices.Ebooks will be available but in a differing format.The 1st copies of Ideas are selling now in hard copy and have been well received the link is here