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Archive for August, 2012

Making a pig’s ear……

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Not literally I hasten to add for those who may not be attuned to the idiosyncrasies of English vocabulary. Moreover there will be no photo today, for reasons that will become apparent fairly quickly. Today was a day when I really shouldn’t have got out of bed. Having slept excruciatingly badly after a late night […]

Rag Rugs 2

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Here is the final part of the rag rugs tutorial. I keep working on both ends at the same time until the rug starts to look like it finally will meet in the middle. It must meet in the middle rather than at the ends because it would be impossible to get the right level […]

A big fat mess and a little slow progress

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

As you can see I’m coming towards the end with the rag rug. For some reason it seems to be taking forever and a day, which is funny really, because when I made the last one it seemed to get done so quickly. I guess the fairies haven’t been helping in the middle of the […]

The view from my window…

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

We had a big old storm here last night. The temperatures and humidity are down and there is a breeze playing with the trees. This was the view from my window this morning just after dawn. Seeing sunbeams break through the clouds alway reminds me that we are in the presence of something way, way […]

The beginning of the end?

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

In the mornings I’m up early with the kids, who leave for the train at the crack of dawn. While they’re all showering, breakfasting and getting their things together I love to sit out on the patio in my nightie with a cup of tea and breathe in the fresh morning air. This morning I […]