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knitting with honey

May
2009
25

posted by on knitting

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Tweet the mohair kind that is it’s slowly turning into a lace edging – :: a Very Pretty Vandyke Border :: – to be precise.  From Cornelia Mee’s gorgeously titled book “Exercises in Knitting” via KnitWiki by way of Ravelry.  Ah, what a gold mine that is.  And thank you dear Amy for yesterday’s tip [...]

posted by on cooking, family

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Tweet there may not have been much sun and we did stay home all day and some of us didn’t even manage to get out of our pyjamas, but we Boots found a recipe for a good Sunday today. You start with homemade chocolate, cinnamon and brown sugar mini croissants for breakfast … After an [...]

posted by on embroidery, homely

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Tweet As a muma, I am always needing to write notes.  Notes for the teacher to explain why I would like Abigail to miss sport today (no need, the sporting fields were flooded), notes for the piano tutor, a thank you to a friend for lending me her book, the details of a play date [...]

in my dream home

May
2009
21

posted by on quilts

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Tweet there is a fireplace … and by that fireplace is a rocking chair … and on that rocking chair is a quilt and this is the quilt fireside it’s big … bigger than anything else I’ve done lately. I’m excited – about the quilting – I’ve been practising. But whilst the dream home may [...]

posted by on books, embroidery, family, quilts

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Tweet when the rain comes, and I hear the water as it trickles down roofs, splashes onto paths, sloshes in the gutters, there is delighted, grateful relief that this precious gift is once again ours.  If only for a day. all is wet and cool and grey and there is nothing nicer right now. especially [...]

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Tweet Ooooh this finishing is marvellous stuff.  You know, I think I may be getting more fond of it than starting! Last week – whilst in the throes of sick Mum and sick Abby  (thank you all for your lovely warm wishes of wellness for Abby – she’s still in bed today, but she’s sitting [...]

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Tweet We’ve had temperatures of 40.  Tepid sponge baths.  Beef tea with butter beans and green vegetables.  And a trip to the doctor. Now we have tonsilitis and antibiotics.  Hopefully we’ll have some recovering soon.  Oh and we have the Brothers Grimm – for any story that lasts more than 10 minutes is too long [...]

posted by on books, family, sewing

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Tweet Isn’t it awful when your little ones are unwell.  It’s just the dreaded cold – the whole family has had it now – but poor wee Abby does feel very sick.  She is fevered and aching, congested and tired.  In bed.  Asleep.  Her face looking so remarkably as it did, 11 years ago, when [...]

posted by on embroidery, sewing

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Tweet You remember my Kaffe smock – I loved it and wore it for about a week or two.  And now it’s gone.  Where?  I don’t know – I have searched this jolly house at least three mornings a week since.  Sometimes methodically.  Mostly frantically.  And I cannot find it ANyWhERe?!?!?!  I can’t tell you [...]

posted by on family, quilts

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Tweet mini-quilt monday, courtesy of a-stitch-in-dye.  What a lovely ongoing project to keep my fingers nimble, try out new ways of doing things and maintain that satisying “finishing” karma.  Nevertheless, I don’t want to wind up with bundles of little quilts which have no purpose apart from being pretty.  Bit wasteful and all. Now I [...]

happy dogs

May
2009
11

posted by on homely, sewing

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Tweet With the cooler weather drawing in, our dogs have been longing for cosiness.  And, being resourceful characters, they find it!  On my folded flannel nightdress on the bed. On Julian’s pillow.  On Mum’s armchair.  On my needlepoint cushions. Now, as much as I love our dogs, they are a wee bit wiffy and doggy [...]

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Tweet … is sitting upon our table on the back porch.  I’m very fond of it.  I made it for Easter.  Now, despite it being Autumn, I so enjoy its spring prettiness each morning.  Can it stay on the table?  Why not, only five more months and it will be spring.  :-) The white “tree” [...]