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What I did on my holiday

I’ve always loved the stories you get from children assigned an essay with this title!

My essay is not perhaps as sweet and entertaining, but we did get a lot done! 517 more words


Bags are a Girl's Best Friend

At the risk of sounding like I’m protesting too much, let me say it again: I’m not a girly girl. Except when it comes to bags and shoes. 359 more words


Thoughts on Mother's Day

Last Sunday 15th March, was Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom.  For me and quite a lot of other people, it is a generally happy day but is tinged with sadness.   769 more words

New Hexagon Millefiore-- Rosette #2 Started

Well, I’ve started Rosette #2 of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-A-Long, originated by Katja Marek.  We even have our own Facebook Group (link is also on Katja’s page), and now I’ve found something I can post there, having stopped putting anything personal on Facebook once one of my very scary students found me (getting past all the privacy controls, because we all know how Facebook loves to play with our privacy controls!).   405 more words


Daily Make (10)

The last few weeks have had a lot of the petal-making for Interlace. We’re now into the final days before the exhibition so mounting and finishing is the order of the day. 228 more words


Worldwide Friends: the last of the loot

The last two days have seen a lot of traffic into my mailbox.

First, I got a lovely squidgy envelope from Viv in France, with more of that fabulous Java print which gives such zing to some of the hexie flowers. 171 more words


Flowers for Eleni: Pause, Pray, Stitch

I’ve written many times about the amazing online community of quilters and the powerful connections made across the world in this quilting blogosphere. While many times, this community helps us share inspiration and joy, sometimes that close-knit community must play another role: sharing sorrow and hope. 442 more words