Merry Mid Winter

Last year, around this time, I wrote a small story called ‘The Figgy Gosling’ but I didn’t share it here because I didn’t have time to make pictures. Somehow, a year has rolled by and I haven’t got much further… But I do like to make a Mid Winter post and mark the fact that […]

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Wool on Sundays – 166 (Christmas Knitting)

Happy December and Welcome to Wool on Sundays! I have had nearly a year, now, with decent internet and almost no making to blog about and suddenly, during a month without being online, I’ve become a knitting factory! I’ve been trying to combine making Christmas presents with using yarn from stash and these hats enabled […]

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Wool on Sundays – 165 (Finally a Finish!)

Welcome to Wool on Sundays! I’ve been starting to wonder if I’ll ever post here again, let alone make another Wool on Sundays post, but, apart from this morning when we had a sunny intermission, the weather has been horrible here and I’ve finally finished the Blue Cable Jumper. Looking back, I see that in […]

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Unexpected Bursts Colour

It’s been a while since I did a ‘New to Me’ post but, despite appearances, I have spent some time in the Makery this month and tried out a couple of new things. The first was inspired by something Fiona at Celtic Thistle stitches did a while ago. I say ‘inspired’ because I did this […]

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A Golden Hare at Apple Time

So here we are again in apple time and the year heaves itself round another turn. And how did that happen? Barely a knit knitted, barely a stitch stitched. They say the older you get, the faster time flies. But surely I’m not suddenly aged so fast that a whole year has sped by in […]

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Everything Stops for Tea

The first very exciting thing that happened this week was that my younger daughter, who has been in New Zealand for a year, came home. Of course, that called for tea and cake! The second was that we hosted a Vintage Afternoon Tea Hen Party for my elder daughter and that, of course, called for […]

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SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON

Slowly and intermittently, over this long time that I’ve been gardening, I have been pondering (and very occasionally working on) a new project and, at last, the nuts and bolts of it are starting to come together. This is a smallish double-side quit. The dark blue is a fairly improv sewing together of night-coloured scraps, […]

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A Walk in the Park

“Let us to go for a walk in the park”, she said. “We will take some bread for the ducks And jam jars to catch fishes in And, maybe, a skipping rope…”   “The blackbird is sure to be singing,” she said, “And children will be flying kites, Making castles in the sandpit, And throwing […]

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