Hi..my name is Gail and I love to write, paint and make things...especially my little handstitched mice!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Still here!

   Greetings to all.  I cannot believe it is more than two months since my last post on this blog - my only excuse being that things have been just a little hectic!  There were some family issues to deal with, in that my mom had a car accident - fortunately it could have been a lot worse, but she still had to cope with some physical and emotional trauma as a result.
   I have also been very busy doing the copy and recipes for my baking book, which is (hopefully) going to be published in September next year.  This is so exciting, as it is something I have dreamed of doing for years and years.  And, hopefully, it will lead on to even better things!
   I did make a decision not to continue with my teatime blog (mentioned in my last post).  I felt it lacked focus, and I also want to work on a more general blog going forward, still with a cottage theme, but covering different things like food, crafts and simple country traditions. 
   This will probably have to wait a little while, as I have also been invited to take part in a very popular Christmas craft market in early December;  I think this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase my mice and some of the other things I make, but obviously it's also going to be a lot of work getting enough stock together.  Between this, and my book and designing, I certainly can't complain about being bored!
   Another little Christmas mousie for you today - a snowmouse, this time, frosty white but cosy in his scarf and hat.

  I also have a couple of Christmas cross stitch designs in UK magazines at the moment - an advent calendar in the current issue of World of Cross Stitching, and a snow globe design in Cross Stitch Gold.  I'm pleased with the way they turned out, and hope people enjoy stitching them!
   Time to get back to the mice and book - hopefully my next post will happen really soon.  And I hope, too, that all of you are enjoying the last few months of 2012, wherever you may be.