Happy New Year!

A little early you may think, to be wishing everyone a happy new year, but my online shop is now closed and I will not be around next week. The house is all clean and tidy awaiting our kind and lovely house/cat sitters, the bags are packed and the seaside awaits! I am hoping for icy, blustery walks with wild seas…but no flooding please! I may have to bore you with a photo or two when I get back.

Edit: Oh dear – just had a flood warning from the Environment Agency for West Bay. It doesn’t look like the drive down would be very safe and the forecast is for rain all week, so we have decided to stay here…I will go now and reopen my Etsy shop. We will make the most of it – after all Bath is a pretty nice place to be anyway – perhaps dinner out and maybe the Hobbit at the cinema.

Talking of photos, I often get my sewing inspiration from the photos I take of gardens and birds and bugs…and seascapes of course. This morning I woke to a world white with frost and was out at first light with my camera. I thought you might like to see some of my shots…

windchimes
windchimes
frosty leaves
frosty leaves
frosty leaf detail
frosty leaf detail
sunlight on a bed of leaves (really must clear these up!)
sunlight on a bed of leaves (really must clear these up!)
early morning sunlight on frost
early morning sunlight on frost
Rio the cat
Rio the cat
playful Rio
playful Rio
the frost sent Rio a little crazy
the frost sent Rio a little crazy
sunlight on the windchimes
sunlight on the windchimes
sunlight catching the frost as it melts
sunlight catching the frost as it melts
geranium veins
geranium veins
bug house
I can see you!
I can see you!
frosty seed heads
frosty seed heads
frost on the sage
frost on the sage
sunlight and frost on the windchimes that hang from one of our apple trees
sunlight and frost on the windchimes that hang from one of our apple trees

Now I had every intention of stopping here, but as I uploaded the images from camera, Max the cat decided he would fit in the small box on the table beside me. My phone was to hand and I recorded his valiant attempts…! I guess I am not the only one who needs to diet in the new year.

cat in a box...well almost
cat in a box…well almost

I hope everyone has a fun new year’s eve and a happy, healthy and creative 2014.

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