Hello once again .
I hope you are all well and have enjoyed a good year , and are now prepared for Christmas .
We completed the year's workshop calendar for this year at Artison on November 19th in which we saw some splendid foxes made ! Take a look at the photos on the workshop page , these are just a few of them . We had a lovely day as per usual and it was great fun and a pleasure to see everyone as I had met many of you in previous workshops from the past . We always enjoy our stay over in Masham , and it was strange as we said farewell and drove away from Artison this time not to have a fixed date marked in the calendar for a return visit , for reasons which I covered in September's news letter under the paragraph Looking Ahead I enjoyed all the workshops this year at Greystoke, Masham , and of course over in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkshire, at Shirley's in Fangfoss . Thank you so much to all of the venues .
I have a few ideas for projects, and kits which I would like to make available in my Etsy shop and the nativity kit I introduced last year has been well received and some have gone out with the optional animals , the donkey and sheep which are to the same scale and can be added to the nativity scene. The small hare kit has been going out as fast as we can put them together on the run up to Christmas as well as the felting pads in both sizes . Quite a few of the metal multi needle holders went out also, in the last few weeks and I still have a couple left from the batch I had made if anyone would like one before they are gone , as I'm not sure when I will be able to get any more done ?
We have been continuing to enjoy getting out walking in the fresh air when time and weather allow .
Whilst over in Masham , although the weather was quite foggy and damp we still managed what has become our regular walk down to the Marfield Wetland nature reserve , while back here in Cumbria we've had a couple of nice walks up the fells on a lovely Autumn day up Latrigg overlooking Keswick and a very Wintry one up one up Grisedale Pike last Sunday . Sadly the cloud came down before we reached the top of Grisedale and what should have been spectacular views did not materialise with visibility down to just a few yards .
I'd just like to say thank you all once again, and wish you all a very Merry Christmas ,and best wishes for 2024 !