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This morning was another cold, dreary, grey, flattening sort of morning.  Melbourne specialises in these.  I have to exert a lot of energy to rise above it.  But the last few weeks, as I’ve been waiting for application acceptances and grad year interviews, I’ve been a little bit wobbly on the rise.  Checking emails every [...]

slowly … slowly

Aug
2014
11

posted by on books, chatter, cooking, family, homely, patchwork, quilts

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There was a sleepless night – we call it “hover sleep” here in Bootville, that kind of sleep where you’re not really asleep, not quite awake, but oh so aware that dawn is creeping closer and closer.  Followed by another early morning, grad year interview – intense occasions after which I can always think of [...]

kitchen day

Jul
2014
16

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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 it. [...]

in a sunday kitchen

Apr
2014
28

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Sunday morning in the kitchen.  At first, the rest of the family sleeps on and it’s just me, a cup of tea, the radio and my dishcloth knitting (I’m working on filling a jar with colourful dishcloths – it’s a very nice way to start the day).  Slowly they join me. Julian brings his reading [...]

weekending

Apr
2014
27

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Oh long weekend how I do love you! Homemade doughnuts, fair isle sock knitting, teaching my girlie how to crochet, wool shop shopping, friends over for the afternoon, movie watching, clothes washing (that always makes me feel good at the start of the week!), and hours of lovely peaceful time around the kitchen table together. [...]

christmas

Dec
2013
28

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

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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  :: [...]

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There you go – last week I thought it was the 44th week of this fine year – alas, I was a week behind myself.  So here we are, seven days later and yet an extra week ahead. Never mind, it’s almost the end of the year.  And I have only one exam left.  Ooooh [...]

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~ soaking the Christmas fruit ~ ~ hanging out the washing when the sun is rich and warm ~  ~ oh the yumminess of spring rhubarb ~  ~ a stack of newly bought cushion inserts, waiting for their pretties ~ ~ after school smoothies with my girl ~ ~ putting these funny hard rubbish cushions [...]

weekending

Oct
2013
27

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It’s the end of the weekend already … too fast, too fast. Despite the dreadful weather (Spring?  Spring?  No spring ’round here ) we kept ourselves well occupied, with lots of quilting … … moveable / cut the grass / become good friends rabbit hut building … … ah, friendlier already :-) … pattern playing [...]

the times that are

Sep
2013
17

posted by on chatter, clothes, cooking, crafty, family, patchwork, quilts, sewing, thrifted

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Oy!  There’s so much busyness around here lately.  Papers written.  Case studies endlessly researched and submitted.  Posters laid out and printed.  Presentations given.  This third year of nursing is full on.  I’m now in Week 8 of 10 intensive weeks of classes.  I’m so looking forward to a break.  There’s a short one coming up [...]

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… I’m in awe of my mum’s beautiful quilt … I’m so happy (relieved) that we’re moving into spring – my arms are bare and my own white way of delight has sprung ’round the corner … I’m thrilled to pieces with my first thicket of carrots – shall have to look up when they’re [...]

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Right-o!  On this, the first day of August, the sun is shining, the days are a wee bit longer (my goodness, it was still light at quarter to six this eve) and the song twirling round and round in my head is … “Summer is icumen in, loudly sing cuckoo!”  ’Cause it’s good to be [...]