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posted by on books, knitting, yarn along

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Tweet that can be a verb, yes?  Sounds like a strange form of mining.  I’m wracking my brain to see if there’s any analogy between knitting argyle and mining …. no, I’m coming up blank. Nevertheless, that’s what’s going on here in Bootville.  Because there are only 5 days left to argyle before the birthday [...]

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Tweet A weekend with a little driving adventure is the best weekend of all – well, I think so :-)  But often, during these busy months of school and work and study and placement, it’s all we can do to keep everything running smoothly at home, let alone pack a yummy picnic and set off [...]

clara and nellie

Feb
2014
06

posted by on books, crochet, family

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Tweet Perhaps you noticed the “”110 Crocheted Edgings” book on my tray the other day?  It belonged to my other Nanny (that is, not the one who is married to dear old Grandad, but my father’s mother). Mum passed it on to me a few years back now.  It was in this bundle of goodies [...]

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Tweet   joining Ginny’s Yarnalong over at smallthings! This soft, ropey wool was sheared off a sheep from Gunning, NSW who was just this colour.  Her owners sent the wool down to Bendigo – 600km away and in a different state – to be washed, carded and spun.  Then it back it came to Gunning [...]

oh the woolliness

Jan
2014
29

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Tweet I’m home!  I’m back!  Goodness, I have been away a long time.  And there’s so much to share here.  I don’t know … this summer has just escaped from me.  We’ve had many lovely times … and many dreadfully hot days when it is all I can do NOT to indulge in a nice [...]

christmas books

Dec
2013
31

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Tweet Christmas isn’t Christmas without plenty of books.  They do make the most perfect gifts – delicious to browse the bookstore for, so much fun to buy, lovely to read, and I do so love having bookshelves crammed full of books in every room in our home.  In fact, I can foresee Christmases when we [...]

christmas

Dec
2013
28

posted by on applique, books, christmas, cooking, family, far south new south wales, sewing

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Tweet Such a merry Christmas round here with moments of … :: packing :: :: last minute stitching :: :: receiving :: :: giving :: :: tying :: :: steaming :: :: dancing :: :: cooking :: :: brining :: :: feasting : :: reading and re-reading old and new Christmas favourites :: :: relaxing [...]

posted by on books, clothes, sewing

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Tweet Oh folks,  I had my last exam today.  Fingers crossed, it was the last exam of my degree!  I can’t tell you what a marvellous thought that is.  I really enjoy research and essay writing – I loathe exams and really struggle to revise.  Don’t know why – just a real psychological block. So, [...]

catching up

Oct
2013
25

posted by on books, chatter, crafty, cushions, dolls, embroidery, family, homely, knitting, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

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Tweet   Oh my goodness!  Has it really been two weeks since I stopped by!  Are you still here?!  I was chatting with Mum this morning and she told me to get on over here and write a post, share some photos, and say hi to all the lovely folk who visit block-a-day.  She thinks [...]

bookishness

Sep
2013
18

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Tweet The rain is beating down.  Little tornados spin about the streets, twirling leaves in their wake before dropping them once again to the ground.  Darkness falls well before our usual spring sunset. It’s wild and woolly weather for sure. We are snug and safe inside.  All three of us home.  Apple pikelets are cooked [...]

on the lunchtable

Sep
2013
09

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Tweet Home from classes.  The wind is HOWLING.  The sky is grey.  But in my kitchen there’s so much that is warm, rosy and comforting. The yellow table.  Ember red tomatoes, dressed in the juice from Mum’s lemons and olive oil.  The rich golden yolk of the egg one of my girls left for me [...]

posted by on books, embroidery, nursing, sewing, thrifted

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Tweet Another op shop treasure … there were several to choose from, lined up in a neat row on skirt hangers.  All finished.  Hours and hours and hours of stitching.  None framed.  What an absolute treat to bring one home and put to lovely use a kindred spirit’s wonderful talent. I shall use this needlepoint [...]