Archive for the ‘thrifted’ Category

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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 [...]

kitchen day

Jul
2014
16

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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 [...]

the napping quilt

May
2014
16

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

a table cloth skirt

Apr
2014
23

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Tweet Did you notice the Australian wildflowers table cloth in last night’s post?  On a lovely heavy cotton/linen blend, with colours so rich and pretty?  I found it at the oppie recently.  Now, truth be told, if you’d dressed your table in this cloth back in the 80s or 90s, I’d have given a little [...]

posted by on beach, chatter, crafty, family, homely, knitting, needle felting, nursing, patchwork, quilts, thrifted

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Tweet Oh my goodness … 2014, what a year you are shaping up to be!  Almost four months past and I’ve barely caught my breath.  Now tonight, here I sit in my layers of wool and sheepskin slippers.  The bed is laden with blankets and quilts.  The rain patters outside.  Summer has well and truly [...]

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Tweet 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. [...]

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Tweet ~ 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 [...]

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Tweet This afternoon was the perfect time and perfect weather to head out into the garden, quilt tucked under my arm, to stitch in some ends.  And there were a few.  When I began quilting this sweet quilt, the top thread kept breaking.  Initially there was a hmph!  I rethreaded the machine and took off [...]

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 [...]

the times that are

Sep
2013
17

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Tweet 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 [...]

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Tweet   In amongst the glums of the weekend, there was a bit of dumpster diving and bathroom cheering.  Simple stuff – the kind that requires no money, an adventurous spirit, a bit of elbow grease, and a couple of hours to fuss about. You see, following the recent death of a very elderly neighbour [...]