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Archive for August, 2012

Rag Rugs 1

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

So many of you have asked for some instructions on making rag rugs – so here for your edification is my very first tutorial! The first thing you need to do is make a frame. I used the instructions in this book – or at least my husband and son did! My frame is about […]

New things….

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The temperature has dropped a little and there’s just the hint of a breeze, which makes my sewing room hot but just about habitable, at least early this morning. I have a stack of WIP boxes full of things that I should be getting on with, but feeling rash I decided to make a start […]

Remind me never to marry a Greek…..

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

or an Italian, or a Turk or a North African. Not that I have anything at all against such chaps per se you understand…not to mention the fact that I’m very happy with my Swiss-German husband. It’s the heat. I just can’t be doing with it. My Northern English body doesn’t do well in the […]

A little excursion on a hot day…..

Monday, August 20th, 2012

It’s somewhere in the mid-30’s….far too hot to do anything sensible….other than head to the lake of Zürich…and lunch on the Insel Ufenau…. Mmmm yummy Fischknusperli (deep-fried perch, fresh from the lake) Helen

Technology is all very well, but….or the diary of a very angry mother…

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

A few months ago my son bought himself an X-Box games consul. To say I was against this would be to understate the issue, but he had vouchers and money from his birthday and made all sorts of promises about how little he would use it, how school grades wouldn’t suffer….you get the picture. I […]