Archive for September, 2008

Round 2

September 25th, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 7 Comments

Instead of doing other things (things with fast approaching deadlines) I treated myself to round 2 of my medallion quilt. Now, I knew that my first border was wonky. But the true extent of its wonkiness only became apparent when I had to sew my second border of 2 inch squares to the first border […]


September 23rd, 2008 | Family | 9 Comments

Henry started school yesterday.  Joe helped him get dressed in his school uniform and then all of us walked to school, with me saying something like “Doesn’t he look grown up?” every few steps. When we got to school the new children were settled in to class by their parents and hugged and kissed (and clung onto […]

Corduroy Mansions

September 16th, 2008 | Other | 5 Comments

Illustration by Iain McIntosh Did any of you enjoy Mme Ramotswe and her ‘Ladies Detective Agency’?   Well, her creator Alexander McCall Smith is currently writing an online novel called ‘Corduroy Mansions’ and the Telegraph are serialising it.  You can listen to Smith  himself reading one chapter every week day- and he has a nice voice actually. […]

Medallion Border 1- finally

September 15th, 2008 | Patchwork and quilting | 7 Comments

So, I finally got round to adding the first border to my square medallion quilt.   Making me 4 borders behind already. You don’t need to look too closely to realise that accuracy is not my strong point.  Although, I honestly did try. So I have decided that life is short, done is good and that slightly […]


September 11th, 2008 | Family | 7 Comments

Sorry for my little break. Our modem broke, leaving me without the internet and email for a week. And I am ashamed to say that I was lost without it. The days felt considerably longer. I clearly spend far too long on the computer. In ten days my Henry starts school.  He is ready. But I am not. Seven years of full […]