Christmas is here and it's always a good time to reflect on the year that has passed. It's been a busy one for me, working not only on designs for my online shops but also on some big editorial projects. You know about Embroidery Ideas, but there's more in the pipeline that I'll be able to share with you next year.
You've also been busy, buying more embroidery patterns and editions of The Stitch & Thimble from me than in any other year so far. And so Christmas is also the perfect opportunity to thank you for your support, friendly emails, positive product reviews and compliments on my work. It's all very much appreciated and it's a lovely feeling to think my designs are being embroidered and enjoyed all over the world.
This year was the first time I'd attended an embroidery festival, never mind taught at one. Ighali 2014 was a great experience, thanks to the ladies from the PE Embroidery Guild who slaved away to make it all happen. It's inspired me to come up with more ideas for workshops: watch this space.
To those of you who decided to give hand embroidery a go this year, stick with it and you won't be disappointed - I hope to see you coming back for more next year.
And to the editors, creative directors, publishers, photographers, stylists and other editorial team members who worked so hard to make my embroidery look so good, thank you!
Happy holidays and the very best of festive seasons to you. See you in 2015.