April is "... soft in flowered languor, ... cold with sudden anger"
as Ogden Nash put it (Always Marry An April Girl
). I only hope Mrs Nash didn't read his poetry.
We now have in stock the eagerly awaited Rome
- is available in all three fabrics, 36 count linen, 18 count Aida in ivory and black for anyone ready for a challenge!
We also now have more of the new Otter
. This rare British mammal has the light glinting on his fur as he sits on a rock at the river's edge. As with all these designs by Rose Swalwell, the central area is worked in cross stitch with a distinctive blackwork border around.
has produced another lovely picture in his watercolour series. The St Paul's Cathedral
which will be a focal point in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
As the year progresses, there is more excitement over the big events of the summer in London and the UK. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics have inspired many new cross stitch designs - but more on that next month!
This month we are featuring African
themed kits with colourful ladies (and one man!) and the stunning wildlife of the continent.
Whether you encounter your April on the way to summer or to winter, have a relaxed and productive month.