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Sewing Room on the Surface

Over the lockdown I started to reorganise my sewing room, I had a move round about 18 months ago but somehow it never quite felt right. The layout just didn’t quite work. This time I took everything out and started … Continue reading

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Sewing Room Pictures

Over the last few days I’ve been reorganising my sewing room, I’ve been mulling it over for a while as the previous layout just wasn’t working. I decided at the weekend to rearrange the cupboards, then if I’m happy, I’ll … Continue reading

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A Bag for Memories

I’m trying to play catch up before I start any new projects, tidy up loose ends as it were. In some ways I don’t feel I’ve achieved much over the last couple of weeks, but a lot of it is … Continue reading

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Rainbows

Here in the UK alot of people are making rainbows to display in their windows, something bright and cheerful in these dark times. Children have drawn them, painted them, quilters have made blocks or even whole quilts. One of my … Continue reading

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Christmas Cakes and Cottages

This weekend I finally got round to decorating a pair of gingerbread houses – one for us and one for my son – daughter wants to decorate her own 🙂 I don’t make the gingerbread, these are kits from the … Continue reading

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A Round of Robins

We have a phrase here of ‘doing a round robin’, usually meaning a road trip going from A to B to C to D to get various things done. I never wondered where it came from, well I learnt yesterday … Continue reading

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December Windows

Having only just shared November windows with you last week, I’m a bit more organised this month with my December windows. This is a monthly photo challenge by Wild Daffodil, so follow the link to see lots more windows. Next … Continue reading

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Keeping Afloat

I’ve had a few people recently ask how I keep all my craftwork projects organised so I thought I’d do a little post on my system, though system is probably too strong a word – it makes me sound organised!! … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect…or not!

I’ve been trying to decide how to quilt my Spring Wreath quilt, Andrea (the designer) hand quilted hers with simple diagonal lines but recently she has densely machine quilted other quilts. I didn’t want to hand quilt it and as … Continue reading

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UFO Time

I’ve been trying to have a bit of a sort out at home, including my sewing room. Whilst mooching through boxes I found an embroidery I did years ago, 1988 to be precise, I know that because luckily I embroidered … Continue reading

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