Category Archives: Books

The Seaside Quilt HQAL

I’m making good progress on my Seaside quilt, this is the quilt designed by Kathryn Whittingham, the same designer as my favourite Cottage Garden quilt. This one is a similar layout but with seaside themed blocks, it reminds me of … Continue reading

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A Comfort Book

Ever had an idea and just run with it… A friend who is going through difficult times at the moment recently posted on facebook that she had heard about comfort boxes, the idea being that friends and family wrote something … Continue reading

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Late Winter Reading

Having read very little since Christmas I bought four books from a cheap book site (£2 each or 3 for £5!) and in little over a week I’ve read them all! Some were recommended, others followed on from previous reads … Continue reading

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Winter Reading

I haven’t done a book post for ages, I seemed to lose my reading mojo over the spring and summer. I lost my usual reading slots, I used to read on the bus to visit my mum which was a … Continue reading

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Early Summer Reading

It’s been three months since I last wrote a book post. It may seem odd but I actually did less reading during lockdown than I did usually. Somehow I lost my usual reading slots – I used to read on … Continue reading

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Early Spring Books

I’ve read quite a mix of books this time, still mainly non-fiction, but as I’ve almost finished my library book pile it may be a bit different next time as I start to work my way through my own bookshelves! … Continue reading

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Late Winter Reading

My visits to the library are getting more frequent, particularly as bad weather meant I had a bit more reading time! I’ve had a bit of a mixed bag this time, all still non fiction though; No Way but Gentlenesse … Continue reading

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Winter Reading

I’ve started borrowing books from our local library, it certainly makes you try different authors! The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti; This is a beautifully written, gentle book about male relationships (lets face it, they’re very different to female relationships!!) … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

I’ve got a bit behind on my posts again – a mixture of Christmas and sewing I think! Anyway, I decided it’s time I shared my November update for my Nineteen for 19 challenge. I’ve got to that point in … Continue reading

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Autumn Reading

I’ve another half dozen books to share with you which I’ve read over the last few weeks; I wandered from walking books to bird books this time… Waiting for the Albino Dunnock by Rosamond Richardson; this is a lovely book, … Continue reading

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