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Winter on the hill

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

It’s freezing cold and very snowy here at the moment – and grey, really really grey – foggy and white. I’m very happy to only go out when I absolutely have to. If the sun would shine it would probably be stunning, but there seems to be no sign of that at the moment. It […]

Back on track

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Gosh I’ve been away from here for ages – two months – I hadn’t realised it had been so long. Life has been busy – when isn’t it? Nothing drastic or particularly new, same old same old, teenagers, elderly mother, work, trying and failing to get fitter, do more sport, achieve elusive balance in my […]

Back at the machine

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

I finally got back to some sewing in the last few weeks. I have two dressmaking finishes that I’m really pleased with. This….   is Simplicity 2648 made in lovely lightweight denim from Merchant and Mills (swoon!). This is the second time I’ve made this pattern. The first was made in thick textured jersey, so […]


Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Today I finished the rag rug for my daughter – just in time really as she is moving out at the end of the week. She’s thrilled with it and I’m happy to be giving her something cheerful and practical – and of course because I used a whole load of old fabrics up in […]

A rag rug and a technologically challenging time

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

I know you think I’ve just been skiving off, hanging around, watching tv and doing not very much of anything at all. But you’d be wrong…. Actually I’ve had things to show you for a week or two, but I’ve just survived that nightmare scenario – the death of the laptop, which I can assure […]