The Empress’s New Umbrella

Happy Beltane, May Day or what you will! Late Spring/early Summer is my favourite time of year and for many years, I’ve had it in mind to make a sunny May Day quilt bursting with flowers and, of course, a May Pole full of ribbons and dancing children… But this is not that year! Today […]

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About Time – A Story

Here, at last, is my Summer Stitching book. First the story, then some notes. * * * * * * * THE STORY * * * * * * * NOTES For the pages in this book I used a selection of utility fabrics interlined with with Vilene Fusible Low Loft Fleece. For the cover […]

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The Trial and Error Cats

As every pet owner knows (and I’m using the word ‘owner’, here, in the loosest possible sense because we all know who really owns who), now and again, when you are not thinking too much about it, you fall quite naturally into speaking each other’s language. And so it happened the other afternoon. It was […]

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A Feast of Fools

As long liveth the merry man, they say, As doth the sorry man, and longer by a day… (Ralph Roister Doister) I wish you the very Happiest of New Years! When I posted a Merry Midwinter Mouse, I little expected that it would be Twelfth Night before I blogged again but I’m sure you know […]

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The First Day of Spring (a story)

One of my favourite things about living in the countryside is having no light pollution. I tend not to carry a torch because the chicken run gate is tied up with string and needs two hands to undo it and often I don’t need one anyway. Sometimes we can barely see the darkness of the sky for […]

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