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Archive for September, 2010

Autumn Mists

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

There is a real feel of autumn in the air at the moment. Even if the sight of pumpkins everywhere didn’t give the game away, there is a chill in the morning air and sometimes mists which only clear by lunchtime . We haven’t had any night frosts yet to speak of, so only the […]

Bobbly Border

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

This week is a bit crazy at our house – my daughter will be confirmed at the weekend and so my mother is here and my daughter’s godfather will arrive soon too. The children have a zillion things going on and I’m trying to edit a monumental doctoral thesis in economics to boot (my day […]

The crochet monster

Monday, September 27th, 2010

This is my 15 year old daughter’s latest project. She does beautiful crochet, unlike her mother (I guess I could do it, in that I know how, but it really isn’t my thing!). I think her talent has jumped a couple of generations as my grandmother did fabulous crochet – we have some amazing tablecloths […]

Opening Day is Finished!!

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

I’ve had a bit of a patchwork blitz over the last couple of days to get Opening Day finished. And here it is: Opening Day by Carrie L. Nelson from her wonderful book Miss Rosie’s Spice of Life Quilts. (If you don’t already have this book, put it on your Christmas list – I promise […]

My secret weapon….

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I have a problem. I’m sure it’s one that many of you may share. It’s the ‘how to stop teenagers sneaking off to school without breakfast‘ problem. One of my daughters is a master of the skills of breakfast avoidance. I just need to turn around or fetch something from the storeroom, visit the bathroom […]