Sunday, 31 March 2013


I was painting some things yesterday.......
 and noticed a tiny heart in the pink paint.....
...they show up everywhere...
....and they make me smile!

Hope your day is lovely and you find
a little something to smile about...

my giddy aunt

In a week's time we are all off to Ladakh for 5 months to live with Nomads.  The boys are really looking forward to it.  I made myself a "my giddy aunt" bag to take with me along with my walking boots and a down jacket, not sure the look is vogue, but style is clearly not a big deal I hope at 4500 metres.  We are intending to try to blog so if you are interested check out larkhall2ladakh on blogger.  Have a good summer.  Joanna

Balls of wool

I have been learning to paint and have become focused on balls of wool.  Thinking of spring lambs and how they clearly need the wool this spring.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Hi, Ladies

Just in case you missed our newsletter, take a moment to check out LSA's blog for our Hare competition!  There's a first prize for the best submission, and no exclusion of past participants - so go for it.

hare by hannah haworth

You know we'd love to have you back here, if not this year, then 2014.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Watching it grow....

The Mercerie Video

My friend Sue has been super busy continuing to grow her online business The Mercerie - including showing new designs from her Festival Collection at the Norwich Fashion Week.

Thought you might like to view her new video which is 'hot off the press' this week.  And if you can believe it, it was filmed very recently amongst the snow falls!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Hello dear Pantry Violets, Happy Mothers day to you all even if you don't have any sproglets of your own! xx

Saturday, 9 March 2013

"inching" along.......

okay Violets......

I am working away on these and have a WONderful time (!!!)
Hope everyone is well.....
It it snowing like CRAZY here today - so beautiful!

Sue has the "inchies" then on to Margo and Taylor 
and then to Cynthia in England.
I'll finish 'em up this summer and we can 
ALL celebrate the distribution after that.

Missing all of you... thinking about you...

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Corkin's Lodge - Chama, NM

It was a month ago we were there....heaven!
 Sarah, Trudy, Barb and Kathie

On the way out, we had visitors:
 kinda takes your breath away....

and then, in the rear window,
they surrounded Kathie's car!

It was fabulous....
the perfect weekend with pals...

thanks always, dear Sarah.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Thoughtyou might like to know that Julie Arkell has a lovely little exhibition showing at Wilton's Music Hall in London - with some new and wonderful 'crow' pieces, and some pictures. It opened last night and will be on display for a few months

If you're in the area- do drop in and have a look, and have a drink at the wonderful Mahogany Bar

Wilton's was the setting for the recent Stephen Poliakoff series on the BBC, and is well worth a visit anyway if you are in London

Sunday, 3 March 2013

inchie initials

I have been working on a few things....
just thought I'd share a couple:

Seems the "inchies" are back on track

Hope all is well with each of you.
Sending LOVE and HUGS!