A warm (especially if you live in Britain) welcome to our March newsletter. Brrrr!
In this month's newsletter:
Bothy's Spring Collection
From the back of the Drawer
Easter Papercraft Bargains
As promised we now have more Glorafilia needlepoint kits back from retirement. As well as stylised birds and flowers, there are a pair of nursery designs and two excerpts from the Bayeaux tapestry.
Bothy Threads' Spring Collection has a new series of designs from the artwork of Sarah Reilly of Love Country, a young English artist whose work is inspired by the local countryside. Two to begin with but there are sure to be more to come.
There's not much that's new for pattern seekers this month so Anne has worked a new Easter freebie pattern for you to download. It's a blackwork design of a golden Easter egg with beads which is free to download.
We have Easter papercrafts in our Bargain Basement this month all at half price just in time to get on with those Easter cards for April 1st.
And finally ...
Our title is from the poem In A London Square by English poet Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861).
December days were brief and chill,
The winds of March were wild and drear,
And, nearing and receding still,
Spring never would, we thought, be here.
Here in Dumfries we have missed the worst of the arctic storm that has hit Britain and we are working normally - but orders we despatch may have to travel through affected areas. A big thank you to all our customers for your forbearance.
They say if March comes in like a lion, she goes out like a lamb. We look forward to writing about lambs in our next newsletter.
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We know how much your crafts matter to you and so we are continuing to work for as long as we can.
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We hope you are safe and comfortable and able to enjoy your stitching in these difficult times.