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Janie's Friday Feature
Welcome to this week's Friday Feature Newsletter - the Janie Crow equivalent of a Sunday supplement magazine....
Because of the bank holiday Monday here in the UK this week I have spent the last few days thinking it is a day earlier than it actually is. Today feels like it should be Thursday, but of course it is Friday and here I am again with a newsletter.
We spent the bank holiday weekend in the garden and doing family things. We have an elderly neighbour to one side of our front garden who is unable to cut his trees down, so we spent a couple of days pruning those and got so carried away that we gave the pear tree in the back garden a much needed chop too! Cutting the branches made all the lovely blossom fall off though, which was a shame, but I am hoping that the tree, which hasn’t given us much fruit the last few years, will find a new vigor and give us some lovely juicy pears in the late summer time.
It was so lovely to have a full four days at home over the Easter break and I have to admit that it has made this week at the studio feel like harder work than usual, but on the whole it has been a positive few days with a couple of really exciting things cropping up that I am looking forward to telling you all about in the future.
You may have noticed that I have been taking a little bit of a break from social media. With my last phone update came a new feature that is a notification that tells me how much time I am averagely spending on my phone a day and I have to say, I was totally horrified by the results I kept being given, so I have been making an effort to put my phone down - something I am always telling my kids to do!
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On the few occaisions that I did venture into social media platforms over the Easter weekend and especially on Monday I saw a lot of chatter about Earth Day and so I felt that this week's newsletter would be a good opportunity to revisit some of the things I have talked about in the past in regards to the yarn industry, us as knitters and crocheters and what impact our hobby has on the world around us. I would really love to hear your feedback on this peice if you have time to respond.
As I told you last week, the JANIE CROW web shop is finally up and running and you can find a link to the shop here.
The shop features paper pattern brochures for my designs, download patterns and my books and I have also added some lovely shawl pins, clasps and closures made by a company called Jul, who create beautiful accessories, bags and housewares in leather and metal. I will be adding to this range over the next month or so, so do keep an eye on it.
All that is left for me to say in this introduction is that I hope you will enjoy this week's Friday Feature Newsletter and that, as always, if you have anything you want to say, please hit reply!
'We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as it's other creatures do.'
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