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posted by on chatter, embroidery, furniture, homely, thrifted

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Tweet Monday morning … Abby returned to school, Mum and Lucy headed back across the Gippsland to their beachside home, and I had the whole day ahead of me.  It was so bleak and cold – with a heavy hand of dampness to the air – the lovely thing to do would be light the [...]

posted by on cushions, felt, homely, patchwork, quilts, woollen blankets

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Tweet Not last weekend but the one before – with one week left for me on placement in the ICU – Julian left for yet another overseas work trip.  Ugh!  It was a very dreary weekend.  Cold.  Grey.  Abby had a Sunday full of friends and an outing.  I was home alone.  Too frazzled to [...]

kitchen day

Jul
2014
16

posted by on chatter, cooking, family, homely, moomins, our furry children, patchwork, quilts, thrifted, woollen blankets

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Tweet My it’s so cold at the moment.  Our breath is frosted even in the kitchen (no! don’t give in! don’t give in! leave the heating off!). But oh it’s so lovely to be home, home, home!  This being day three of my return to a time of quiet and domesticity – and I’m loving [...]

posted by on beach, chatter, family, far south new south wales

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Tweet It’s been a bit of a crazy time here in Bootville lately.  My poor old Grandad has had quite the year, suffering a heart attack in January then a stroke in April.  There have been many trips to Brisbane, quite a bit of extended family angst, and many big changes.  Through it all, my [...]

posted by on chatter, christmas, crochet, homely, nursing, quilts, woollen blankets

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Tweet :: the sofas are crumpled with quilts … speaking of the cold but cosy nights we are having as we move past the winter solstice and once more towards the sun :: so many corners filled with so many projects … a little dabbling in last summer’s crocheted cotton throw, and turning a doily [...]

posted by on books, far south new south wales, knitting, yarn along

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Tweet Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn-a-long!  And a heart felt thankyou to all the lovely folk who visited here last week.  Thank you so much for your kind words – I look forward to catching up with more of your lovely knitting this week! I really think – hope – that 2014 is going to [...]

posted by on books, clothes, knitting

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Tweet Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn-a-long. That’s the name of the pattern – the hippie cardigan – such a sweet creation from the lovely and talented Meiju from Finland.  I so recommend you check her out here and here – her knitting and designs are beautiful. I so enjoyed knitting this cardigan.  I love the [...]

posted by on applique, chatter, embroidery

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Tweet Oh, the perils of playing.  I had such a to-do-list this morning.  Wash the clothes, vacuum the carpet, bake a cake, stew the apples, pin out the next quilt top, work on the fox …  I was even looking forward to it! But then, I caught sight of the little card chair from yesterday [...]

posted by on cushions, homely, our furry children, patchwork, quilts

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Tweet Dear little Lucy (Mum’s dog, who’s staying with us whilst Mum’s in Brisbane looking after Nanny and Grandad) is very fond of her comforts.  Why sit on just the sofa when you can scrunch up all the quilts and knitting that are on the sofa into a cosy nest that you can burrow yourself [...]

the napping quilt

May
2014
16

posted by on patchwork, quilts, thrifted, woollen blankets

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Tweet Forgive me all the photos – the golden afternoon light, the glowing warm red of the brick wall, the lush grass, the cheery blue of the chair … it was all so pretty. This is the napping quilt.  I started this six years ago – I think it was a fat quarter bundle of [...]

losing the light

May
2014
08

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Tweet It’s that time of year.  We are dragging ourselves out of bed, lost without the morning sun’s guidance.  The washing needs to be brought in earlier and earlier.  I know the precise times because, like last year and the year before and the year before that, at this time of year, my most visited [...]

posted by on crafty, family, needle felting, thrifted, travels

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Tweet Such a grey and icy day.  The light was thin and scanty.  So, I did as Lucy does, and followed it – to a little sofa under the window, piled high with quilts and cushions.  Cosy indeed.  Supplies were gathered.  Plans were hatched for a set of little travelling cups that my Aunty Anne [...]