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Archive for May, 2010

Slow Down Sunday..again…

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Finally we have some summer – just in time for one of my lovely Slow Down Sundays. Yesterday I did quite a lot of… And a little…. ….with Miss Rosie’s Spice of Life Quilts in mind. It wasn’t a day when I was feeling very decisive, so a lot of dithering went on and not […]

Sock finish no. 4 2010 – Granny’s socks are done!

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

This morning I finished the socks for my mother’s birthday and posted them to England. They should by now be winging their way in that direction, but will be late (her birthday is tomorrow). I’ve warned mum that that will be the case, but as she has my brother and his wife visiting from Canada […]

The happy life of the self-employed.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

I like my life. I certainly haven’t ended up where I ever thought I would, but I’m very happy with my lot. One of the totally unplanned things that has turned out best is my job. I’m a self-employed editor and translator and I work mainly for academics who don’t have English as their mother […]

An old-fashioned girl?

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Maybe I’m just old-fashioned, but one of my greatest treats is when it’s raining outside, the children are at school and I give myself the gift of an afternoon hand quilting beside a roaring log fire (and try hard not to feel just a teeny bit guilty about it!). There is really nothing more comforting […]

Knitting socks till the cows come home….

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Now how did that happen? Mmmm a moment of late night weakness… seduced by the beautiful muted colors, the soft deliciousness of the yarn, the thoughts of toasty warm toes and sock drawers full of luxuriant handknit socks…. OK I was weak…again…. but I just couldn’t resist. I had been perusing the  delightful knitting pattern […]