Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Delphiniums, Patchwork and Embroidery

I decided to quilt in the ditch since it did not really need a lot of quilting. I did not want to go over the embroidery either. I enjoyed doing this and my trip to The National Quilt Championships at Sandown on Sunday has inspired me to do more patchwork and embroidery. I ¬†also went …

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The blue squares-crochet granny

Well I have started on the blue ones now and still think the colours work. The yarns are mainly Rowan oddments and are lovely to work with. Not sure how to join them. What do you reckon-back stitch,mattress stitch or crochet?

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Update on the redwork

Have bordered it with repro thirties prints. I hope to sandwich it soon and quilt. It will probably be stipple(again!) since that always washes well.

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Crochet-Granny with a difference

I do love a granny-but this design is a particularly cheerful little number. I had intended to make a small cushion front for a gift. I got carried away,made a larger square and did not want to part with it. Having run out of the cream I am now using blue as the main colour …

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The proof of the pudding…

Well the marmalade is tasty;a little on the runny side but acceptable. I am sure that it will improve with age! Just in case you were wondering; 3lb fruit, 6 pints water and 6lb sugar.

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That’s why I love my allotment

Managed to spend an hour at the allotment today. Apart from the carrots and lettuce everything has come up. The area we did not get to,before the bad weather,has foot high grass. Lots of things have been eaten by the slugs but the peas are looking fine. I said hello on the way to my …

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Happiness is an overflowing Eggskelter!

The girls are back on form now that the sun has arrived. They have enjoyed some sunbathing today and it looks like it is time to make a cake soon.

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Three Fruit Marmalade

What do you do with 2 lovely pink grapefruit that have lingered too long in the fruit bowl? Add 2 oranges and 2 lemons and make marmalade of course! Well it seemed a good idea at the time. Let’s see what it tastes like tomorrow…

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Redwork

Inspired by some redwork seen at the Aldington Quilt show I decided to do some myself. Fellow quilter Mary kindly gave me all the books and samples she had collected so that I could find out a little bit about the history behind it and stitches used. She even gave me the heart outline to …

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Hello there!

Welcome to my 2015 blogs. I intend to post a ‘Stitch of the Day’ as well as the usual cooking ones this year. How long this will last nobody knows. There will not be any bantam photos or references since the poor old girls became an early Christmas dinner for the fox. I am, however, …

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