Thanks for all the comments
Beverly - Catalogues. I've done one of each. There are no rules, really.
The snow drops are really quite breathtaking - I didn't include the long view which is quite amazing, just snowdrops as far as the eye can see.
Aussie Jo - there used to be a group over here called the Textile Tarts - I wonder what happened to them.
Penny no - I don't suppose there is much water to spare for catalogues. I hear you are due another dose of the horrible hots. Hope they are wrong this time.
Kate - so sorry about your cat. That's so sad and you miss them so much. Smudge lost another life on Monday evening. He usually comes in when it gets dark but I kept calling him and nothing happened. Then, just when I was getting really worried he appeared, very bedraggled, lots of fur pulled out, limping and smelling very ferral. He ran and hid under the table and, having established that there were no wounds, I thought I'd leave the vet until the morning - he did eat his supper, nothing stops him from eating. In the morning he was much better and by Tuesday evening he was back to normal. Still don't know what happened. we do get foxes in the garden but they are not supposed to go for cats. Clive's view is that he fell out of a tree and was so scared that he peed himself! All is well now.
Hi Jen - glad you liked the book and yes, there is always another in the pipeline. I'm aiming for April and we have the Lynda Monk/Carol Mcfee book to go with it. Exciting times.
We have given Workshop on the Web a make over with a new logo and a new cleaner look. It's something we've been meaning to do for ages so we got down to it over the Christmas break. Thanks so much to all who have said they like it.
Some super articles, too. I'm pleased that I signed up Jackie Langfeld and Anita Bruce at the K&S. Remember this armour?
Jackie gets the most amazing textures, doesn't she?
Our blogging friend Anna has an article on rust dyeing, too and there's loads of other super stuff, including another great blogger - Olga Norris. Love her work.
Our subscriber numbers have been increasing steadily lately, which is great - I do try to keep the price down, although our costs have gone up. I do believe in paying people a reasonable price for writing workshops. It keeps the quality high.
It's been a difficult week, madly busy and Clive has not been well. He had a really bad backache on Monday, which we put down to the weekend gardening. When it didn't go I frog-marched him to the doctors and the poor chap has a kidney infection. He has antibiotics and is feeling much better now, thank goodness.
We did manage to finally get out for the firm's Christmas lunch on Friday - better late than never!