Archive for March, 2010


March 31st, 2010 | Stitcheries | 4 Comments

Just a quick (brisk) note from me today: as I’ve suddenly realised I’ve only got 2 days left before my boys are on holiday for a fortnight. I’ve basically given up trying to work when they’re around.     The pattern for my Hugo the dog is in ‘Stitch’ magazine (issue 64)- so go and get your […]


March 25th, 2010 | sewing machine drawing | 6 Comments

Joe came home the other day and said he’d had a reading assessment at school. He felt it had gone well except that he was asked to read ‘moustache’ which he’d never heard of and then couldn’t read anyway. He’d guessed at ‘mouse- ache’.   And then the very next day I was queueing in the post office […]


March 19th, 2010 | Patchwork and quilting | 8 Comments

Here’s a glimpse of a quilt kit I’m designing at the moment. Though I wish ‘moment‘ was an accurate indication of how long this project has taken me. But, it’s not.     In other news: Henry is very excited, because we read my Dad’s blog and they’ve found him something hideous that he’s going to […]


March 16th, 2010 | Food | 4 Comments

Well, I just about managed to get everything done before our friends arrived. Although the hoover was still in use when the doorbell went! I had also found the time to make a bottle of Limoncello It looks (and tastes) innocent enough, but it’s not! You have been warned… here’s the recipe from my family favourites cook book.           […]

Friday again already

March 12th, 2010 | Drawing and Painting, Home | 10 Comments

Another week has just flashed past. My house looks like someone has picked it up and shaken it vigorously. Which is a bit of a worry because we have friends coming for the weekend, and I like to pretend that we live in a stylish, clean home. I haven’t been food shopping yet either. So, why I’m calmly […]


March 8th, 2010 | Other | 6 Comments

I was supposed to spend today tackling my business paperwork. Yawn. So naturally I have spent the day doing all the laundry, going to the gym, having coffee with a friend, tidying the lounge and taking photos of my hyacinth. There’s always tomorrow…                      


March 4th, 2010 | Crochet and Knitting | 7 Comments

It’s not worth a blog post really, after all it’s just scrap yarn and a few short rows of garter stitch. But I like it. Just not as much as these neckworms. Scrap yarn and garter stitch at their best.                      

New to me

March 1st, 2010 | Stitcheries | 7 Comments

The sun shone today for the first time in weeks. Cheering me up and enabling me to take some photos of my new skirt. It’s a Noa Noa skirt found on the rails of my local charity shop for a mere £2.50. And whilst it was certainly a bargain, it wasn’t exactly an interesting skirt. But it […]