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I have started two new projects recently. Having enjoyed my course Swathed in Stitch with Karen, I finally found the time and the ‘get up and go’ to cut and snip; to hook in and out; and to press, fold … Continue reading

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… inside my hook has been hooking, my needle has been stitching and the sewing machine has been whizzzzzzing! And oh yes the knitting needles have been flying too! I’ve finally finished the blue yarn that was in the basket. … Continue reading

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I have just come back from a brisk walk to town, and boy is it nippy! The sun was shining and I had only put my jacket on but I did have my lovely pink and orange scarf on. Loosely … Continue reading

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A little learning.

I have been playing and learning and then tweaking. Just a little bit.  Well actually quite a bit!  A very steep learning curve. What have I been doing? Remember this post “A little bit of this..” when I hinted at … Continue reading

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Stitch, stitch.

One of the things that sold well at the craft stall were my mobile phone cases.  In fact I had some requests and it is these ‘requests’ that I have been stitching since we got back from our week away.  … Continue reading

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It’s raining and it’s pouring, the old…….

Yes it has been raining here.  All week the heavens have opened and the rain has steadily pitter pattered its way down. Yes, the rain came down and the floods….. no not really. We just had great big puddles!  But … Continue reading

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20 Minutes!

Oh I do like this challenge, crafting for at least 20 minutes!  When I come to the end of a housework job I stop and think now what?  Have I time?  It is only 20 minutes.  Yes go on.  It … Continue reading

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Treasure.  What comes to mind when you think of treasure?  A big chest with a rounded lid raised revealing pearls, diamonds, gold?  Or a small jewelry box full of trinkets carefully bought over several years by little hands?  Or is … Continue reading

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A weekend of play!

I have been looking at my Chatsworth photos and thought I would pick out a few more to show you.  These are of the bases or plinths in the Sculpture Gallery.  Most people were looking at the beautiful figures, but I was … Continue reading

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Doodle Bug.

We have all done it, drawing in the margin at an important meeting; swirling our way down the page during the lecture when we should have been taking notes; making circles while on the phone; or angular patterns when angry.  The general … Continue reading

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