So it's March and I've been buying some gorgeous new fabrics at Pins & Needles on the Upper East Side.
A couple of Ed Emberley "Picture Pie" for Cloud9 fabrics - you just have to love those raccoons and Michael Miller's black & white Clown Stripe.
2 yards of multi pom poms, white fleece and white french terry.
Some fat quarters - I haven't got a printed selvedge on any of them so I have no idea what I've bought, if anyone has any idea I'd love to know!
So that's what I've been doing in March but what about February and, for that matter, January?
Well in January this little guy came to live with us, his name's Watson and he's a Havanese.
Yep he's pretty much running the household and, as you can see, he's totally taken ownership of Tatty's bed!
Then in February Simon and I headed off for a week to Seville to see all the kids - that's right, ALL the kids - it's 2 years since we were all together!!!
The trip involved a lot of this -
there's half a bottle of Tanqueray gin with a thimble of tonic in my glass!
Need more evidence of how we passed our time?
Here's Ana, Jack, Joe and Katie and a table full of our cocktails.
We didn't take many pics (see my post about my previous trip here) and a lot of what I do have are poor quality phone photos, but there's not a single one of us all together :( and turns out this is the only pic I've got of Flicky!
and this one's me with Simon.
It rained every day and although it wasn't warm it was most definitely warmer than NYC. The sun did break through for a couple of hours one day as I snapped this pic of Joe and Katie dancing in Seville's Cathedral garden
and this is the sunny view from the top of the Cathedral's Giralda Tower.
I loved all the hand stitched scarves
and there was quilty inspiration on every floor.
Here I am on the flight home - knitting and stretching out as there were only 80 of us on the 335 seater plane.
Airplane food was, as always a trial for me - just because I'm gluten free doesn't mean I like rice cakes, I hate rice cakes.
So that's my dinner and below's my breakfast - another rice cake that someone's gone to the trouble of cutting in half - makes no difference, I still hate rice cakes.
Since I got home I've been working on a sampler for a potential class, late into the night I've been busy sewing together jelly roll strips.
Tomorrow I'm off to San Francisco till Monday and I'm looking forward to some potential sunshine instead of more of this.
Here's to Spring in New York - though I've got a feeling we'll be skipping Spring and going straight into another scorcher of a Summer!!!
I know it's terribly British of me but I'm wondering how the weather's treating you? Answers on a postcard please or even in a comment.