Archive for October, 2010

day out

October 27th, 2010 | Family | 5 Comments

                          We had a great day out on Sunday. A great free day out I should say. If you have boys who like cars you need to take them to Mercedes Benz World. There is plenty to look at (even for non- car lovers […]

New stitch?

October 21st, 2010 | Sewing | 7 Comments

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to be given this wonderful embroidered cloth (thanks Janet!) I’ve never seen anything like it before. So, I had to try it for myself and think you satin stitch in one colour (red here) then add different coloured satin stitched layers on top (red, pink, green, blue, purple) before finally cutting through all but the first layer. […]

Not work #3

October 14th, 2010 | Family, Patchwork and quilting | 5 Comments

*The other day Joe said: ‘Mummies care more about their children than themselves don’t they?’ As I’ve said here before, he’s a very sensitive, thoughtful boy.   *I’ve started work (at long last) on a textile piece based on ‘My Field Guide to the Night Sky’ project.   *I can’t actually see out of my contact […]

this and that

October 11th, 2010 | Family, Other | 6 Comments

This post on my Dad’s blog is making Henry very happy and proud. And me too, actually. I’ve found Sean Hayes’ music. This video is lovely. I’ve just finished reading this impulse buy: ‘All my friends are super heroes’. Weird but fantastic. My Amazon wish list is getting out of control. I’m getting contact lenses this […]

The cake

October 4th, 2010 | Family | 9 Comments

The last few days have been spent melting chocolate and then freezing it in a metal bowl.  And licking the spoon, obviously. There are worse ways to spend your time.  And all because I saw this pinata cake on Trashalou’s blog and knew it was the cake for Joe.     N.B. When you give your already over excited 9 year old a […]


October 1st, 2010 | Family | 8 Comments

Well, we have a nine year old in the house! Happy birthday gorgeous boy.