It is another wet grey day today but I am so lucky to be cheered up by working on some new designs by Eleanor Teasdale (Elle’s Illustrations | Facebook). She is a local artist and I asked her ‘Why Bees and Ladybirds?’
Eleanor says… ‘I’ve always loved Bees and years ago I wrote a little poem for my younger sister, it was about a bee and a ladybird. Ever since then I’ve always felt like they’d make really good friends, kind of opposites that attract, I see bee as being busy and a bit flighty and almost a bit nervous at times, and ladybird is grounded and stable, slow and steady wins the race kind of thing.’
My youngest daughter is called Elsie Bee, I just find them mesmerising and we both love spotting them, we are starting to build our own house soon, and will have a huge area we hope to commit to just wild flowers for the bees.
Always bee friendly!
The world needs more bees. We rely on them to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables.
Did you know…
– Dumbledore is a Cornish word for bumblebee
– Chaucer was one of the first to use the phrase ‘busy as a bee’
– Since 1900 UK has lost 13 of our bee species
What can I do?
– Buy local honey
– Plant bee friendly plants
– Search for ‘Friends of The Earth bees’.
There is loads of info on their website about bees and details about their Christmas ‘Bee Saver Kit’
We know that bee designs are always popular at Bothy Threads and we have several designs already featuring them! We hope to bring out some of Eleanor’s bee designs in early 2021
It won’t be long until the Spring release is upon us but until that time I hope you are all enjoying stitching the new Winter Collection.
Lots of love,