I am home after my week at Chelsea. The weather and sales were great. We saw friends and customers and had a busy but successful time. It’s a great venue for meeting people from all around the world. I am now relaxing at home enjoying my garden which has bloomed, in my absence, into the most gorgeous colours. My next event is my Open Studios in the middle of June. So, tidy up the garden, hang up the pictures and look forward to welcoming all my visitors. Come and see me, I am open over 2 weekends in June, 8th 9th and 15th 16th 10am to 5pm each day. A bit of news from before my trip to Chelsea…. With only a day to go until the deadline I chanced upon the opportunity to apply to be an Aurifil Artisan. I have been a huge fan of their threads for many years. They sponsored my Woodland book years ago and funded me exhibiting at the European Patchwork Meeting at Sainte Marie aux Mines. I was delighted to get this email and to be working with Aurifil and the team. Hello Alison, Congratulations on being selected as an Aurifil Artisan for 2019!! We were all so impressed with your application and are very excited about working together this year to promote you, your work, and Aurifil thread. Today we are thrilled to welcome our 2019 Aurifil Artisan Team. We were incredibly humbled by the enormous response that we received to our call for applications. We had a very tough job in narrowing down over 250 applicants to a team of 50.