Category Archives: Serendipity

A Splendidly Happy Dance

I’ve finally finished my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt! Last night I finished hand-stitching all the binding and this morning I trimmed any loose threads – though I’m bound to have missed some! I started this quilt about 18 months ago, … Continue reading

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A Trio of Textile Trips

I’ve been on three days out with a textile theme over the last few weeks… At the beginning of September there was the Northern Quilt Festival at Harrogate, this is held twice a year and it’s a nice sized show, … Continue reading

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Cliff Top Walking

In June my walking buddy and I walked 80 miles of the Cleveland Way over a week, we got as far as Whitby. This left us with another 28 miles to finish the walk, as it’s 108 miles long, stretching … Continue reading

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A Life Unbalanced

I usually keep my posts to things like sewing, gardening, walking, my general hobbies and interests, but as it was Balance Awareness Week last week I decided to share another part of my life, not for sympathy, just to spread … Continue reading

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The Finery of Nature SAL

It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch and if I say so myself, I’ve made pretty good progress! Three weeks ago this is where I was… I’ve now finished the cross-stitch on the last bit … Continue reading

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A Miscellany

Sometimes I have things I want to share here, but they’re not quite big enough to make a full post, so I thought I’d lump them together as a miscellany, a collection of unrelated items! I’ve recently heard a bit … Continue reading

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Cinema Dress

I’ve finally got round to doing some dressmaking! I’ve made myself a summer dress… In my stash I had this length of teal blue fine cotton lawn with a little feather design on it. It feels like Liberty Tana lawn, … Continue reading

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A Trio of Workshops

In June I traveled over to Halifax to Fabbadashery for a workshop, it takes about 1.5 hours to get there on buses or trains, but they have some pretty good embroidery courses, so having worked out how to get there … Continue reading

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A Happy Spring Dance

I’ve just finished my Spring Wreath quilt, I’m so pleased with it. It’s a BOM by Andrea Walpole of Raggedy Ruff Designs, I first saw the finished quilt on facebook and fell for it a few months ago! It’s been … Continue reading

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Early Summer Reading

It was May when I last wrote a book post, so I’ve a few to share with you; Having discovered Robert MacFarlane books on Tracks and The Old Ways, I started to look out his other books. The first two … Continue reading

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