Hoots Man-It’s Burns Night (tomorrow)

Nothing like a Hamilton House jig to warm you up on a chilly January Burns night celebration. Well that a wee drap of whisky, or, just stick to the golden stuff-neat!

However you choose to celebrate Burns Night-enjoy (and be drink aware!)

A lasting memory is having to learn ‘Too a Mouse’ at school;

Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie,
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty
Wi bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee,
Wi’ murdering pattle.

which is fine, but I’m not sure my kids (or anyone else for that matter) are too impressed every time I still prattle it out…

On a more interesting note, it does mean I get the reference to the fabulous Timorous Beasties; http://www.timorousbeasties.com/ whose provocative and surreal textiles and wallpapers get my vote every time. And of these, the traditional Thistle design is a lasting favourite;

http://www.timorousbeasties.com/project/burns_museum/

Now where did I leave those gorgeous Harris Tweed and velvet quilts to wrap round my shoulders to nip outside when cooling down after dancing a stomping Dashing White Sergeant?

surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers
surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers
surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers

Quilts showcased in cheshiremums magazine

A mention in cheshiremums. http://www.cheshiremums.com/ How cool is that?

cheshiremumsPick up your free copy of our winter edition at Waitrose stores across Cheshire, Marks & Spencer Handforth Dean, Macclesfield, Warrington, Chester, Widnes and Cheshire Oaks, Legoland, Manchester, The Trafford Centre (Creche and Play area), Tatton Park, Booths, Knutsford, all libraries in Cheshire West and East, Hoopers department store, Wilmslow, shops, cafes and children’s venues across Cheshire, South Manchester and surrounding areas. Email info@cheshiremums.com for subscription details.

Download the winter issue (2.7mb PDF)

Make it British Quilts

My quilts are now showcased on the Make it British website. Fabulous!

Make It British - Logo

Go to;http://makeitbritish.co.uk/directory/british-products/home/home-textiles/quilts-by-lisa-watson-824.html

and if you are tempted to buy, and I hope you are; there’s a 5% discount on all my quilts at Make it British http://makeitbritish.co.uk/ until the end of the year.

Today the wintry weather is being particularly lousy, so wrapping up in a cosy quilt and hibernating at home is just what is needed.

Snug as a bug – in a quilt!

Here is my cute little devil (note red eye!) Iona snug as a bug – in my quilts!

http://www.quiltsbylisawatson.co.uk

The best wintry sun and frosty morning walking the dog earlier on Chorlton Ees, http://www.spottedbylocals.com/manchester/chorlton-ees-nature-reserve/ but blimey was it nippy. Now wrapped up cosy in a quilt whilst tap, tap tapping at my computer.

Lx