Yes, Christmas is coming - dont I know it, a week of Christmas fairs, two days at Matfen Hall, four days at Living North, Gosforth Park..yes, Christmas shopping is well under way.
We are busy preparing for our Christmas open weekends,(24,25,26 Nov also 3,4 Dec) as well as supplying galleries etc up and down the country with work, AND I have seceral paintings on the drawing board I just cant wait to get back to - guinea fowl, after watching them with fresh eyes as they mooch about the place, also we are getting some new ones, as ours are rather old now, and the numbers have dropped to just 4.
The new A5 2012 diaries are very popular, with two designs to choose from, hound sor cockerel, something to please most people.
The silk scarves are a bit of a saga, but hopefully will get sorted out and delivered in time..the samples are divine, just need a tweak and a bit of urgency!
Poor Ruth (daughter) is going through the mill after a dog bite was not really treated with enough care, and she has had to have emergency surgery on her thumb, a week in hspital, and not a great short to mid term prognosis for movement in the joint. She is a violinist, so rather more serious than for most people.
Hope to see you here later, and we will be laying on the mulled win, mince pies and good cheer whatever the weather!