Archive for March, 2009

Stripey thing

March 30th, 2009 | Crochet and Knitting | 12 Comments

I bought a few odd balls of this chunky Rowan yarn in the January sales. Just enough to knit myself a little stripey thing (pattern from here). Rightio. I’ll be back on Wednesday, my second blogiversary! And I may have a little something for you…      

Flowery Blouse

March 26th, 2009 | Sewing | 9 Comments

So, this is what I did last night, at the expense of all else. I made myself a flowery blouse (using Ali’s book again) from a thrifted sheet. And today, despite the low temperature and pouring rain I’m wearing it. With my all time favourite jeans and my furry slippers. I have lots of the […]

Mothering Sunday

March 23rd, 2009 | Family, Other | 2 Comments

                            At the pond the frog and I both spent the afternoon protecting our young.      


March 20th, 2009 | Sewing | 3 Comments

                    In the little spaces of time between my nursing duties I did manage to make myself a blouse out of a buttery coloured linen from a beautiful Japanese pattern book, which was very kindly lent to me by Ali. Despite there only being 9 instructions in Japanese and 5 […]

Robertson twins update

March 19th, 2009 | Other | 1 Comment

I am so pleased about this! A lovely lady called Judith was so taken with the beautiful photo of the twins that she took the trouble to look them up in the 1901 Scottish census and guess what… she found them! Their mother was called Marion and their father, William. So, the boy lying in his mother’s arms […]

Crow Overhead

              We have not been having a good week. A winning combination of Henry having a tummy bug and a wild mouse taking up residence in the house. Did you know this about mice? You certainly will if you’ve ever had one in your house. Oh, and before you all […]

Design wall

March 11th, 2009 | Home, sewing machine drawing | 10 Comments

I did write about my design wall at the beginning of the week. But since then my blog has had a mini meltdown and my post has vanished without a trace. So my apologies if you have seen this already, but here it is again: I whitewashed some cork tiles and stuck them to the wall above my book case […]


March 6th, 2009 | Family | 2 Comments

The other night after school the boys (instead of begging to watch the tv) asked to do some art and craft. Brilliant, says I!   So, out came the new wooden spoons and those stick on googly eye thingys saved for just such an occasion. What will you make? A man, a robot… a lion? Nope, […]

Dog Collection

March 4th, 2009 | Home | 7 Comments

I seem to have accidentally become a collector of china dogs. It all started when I found the fox terrier (recognise him?) in the charity shop and just had to have him. And then my boys gave me the corgi for christmas. And now, anytime anyone finds a china dog going cheap they buy it for me. I even […]

Olden days

March 3rd, 2009 | Home | 12 Comments

The twins are Alexander Ford Robertson and William Marsden Robertson. Born 22nd August, 1899.                      This wonderful christening (?) photograph was taken at “Moffat’s Photographic Studio, 125 Princes Street, Edinburgh and much, much later bought by me in a junk shop for £2. I entered the studio […]