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January 2024

Happy New Year!

On New Year’s Day we were blessed with a glorious sunrise, blue skies and a gentle breeze. I put on my walking boots and set off down the lane for some fresh air and much needed exercise. Little birds flitted about in the bare hedges and long shadows of the feathery reeds along the dyke danced across the roadway ahead of me.

Seeing the bare brown trees and hedges against the brilliant blue sky I found myself wondering if this is why I love the slightly unusual colour combination of blue and brown; perhaps it came from my love of the winter landscape? When I walk alone in the quiet of the coastal farmland on the edge of Lincolnshire, thoughts always wash into my mind like little waves running up the sand to meet me. New ideas for embroideries turn up, and when I return home I make notes before the pictures in my head fade away. The sun is already feeling stronger and brighter, and soon the Spring flowers will be with us again. I wish you a year of blessings; good health, good friends and good times to lighten your heart.




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