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Six Impossible Things before Breakfast

Six Impossible Things before Breakfast

Greetings, and welcome to our slightly delayed June Newsletter. We have been on holiday for a few days as our postal services have stopped for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations so this newsletter is going out one day later than usual. It's a good excuse anyway!

In this month's issue we're looking at new patterns from Bella Filipina and Mirabilia, new fabrics from Fabric Flair, new kits from Lanarte, Dimensions, Permin and (in a week or two) Bothy Threads.

But first, the lovely Rosamund by Mirabilia arrived and sold out in less than a day. More arrived, promptly sold out and we're awaiting our third batch which we expect next week.

There's currently a problem with the manufacture of Mill Hill Magnifica glass beads. At the moment we can't get hold of any but hopefully this a temporary situation. Unfortunately Rosamund uses three Magnifica beads and so the Rosamund embellishment packs are currently unavailable. We know that several customers have been waiting for them.

Nereid Galatina, cross stitch pattern by Bella Filipina
We also happy to have the most recent Bella Filipina designs in stock now. We are continuing to collect beads and treasures to make embellishment packs for all the charts.

New Fabrics

By way of fabrics, we now have a small selection of printed fabrics by Fabric Flair some on 28 count and 32 count linen and some on 28 count and 32 count cotton evenweave. These fabrics are designed for cross stitching backgrounds and are especially suited to Bella Filipina and Nora Corbett mermaid designs. Of course, they're good for any pattern that requires a printed background to help you produce a unique result.

Kits and Collections

Lanarte have released their fourth 2022 collection and you can see them in our online catalogue section. Some are re-released designs and there are also attractive new works by Marjolein Bastin.

Dimensions also have a new collection and we have picked a selection of them.

True to the saying that Christmas gets earlier every year, Permin have released their Christmas Collection. It might be a good time to take on a large project like a tree skirt or advent calendar so as to get it ready in time.

Bothy Threads have a new collection coming out on the 14th June to look out for. Watch this space!


The Bargain Basement for the month of June features a gardens theme and as usual everything is at half the previous low price.

And Finally

We in the UK are celebrating 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. She has been a shining example of dignity and diplomacy to everyone here and overseas and we wish her well for the remainder of her reign.

Our title this month is from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll, English writer, deacon and mathematician, 1832-1898:

«Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

The previous longest reigning monarch was Victoria who lasted 63 years and 7 months and died in 1901. Queen Victoria enjoyed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland so much that she requested a first edition of Carroll's next book. Carroll duly sent her a copy of the next book he published a mathematical work entitled An Elementary Treatise on Determinants.

So until next month's newsletter (which may be even later than this one!), have a great June and be careful what you ask for.
by Arts and Designs on Sat, 04 Jun 2022, 19:08
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