– 181 – mariner’s compass quilt

This one… is an old one.  I must have started this quilt at least 13 years ago which means that my taste hasn’t changed that much because I still like it (worth sticking to the classics) and that is worth keeping hold of things.  (It could also mean it looks terribly old fashioned and should…

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– 180 – too big maybe?

First thing first… I’m having a terrible hair day.  No, I’m serious, it looks like a cheap wig.  I haven’t any idea why… I haven’t done anything different in my routine.  (Joking, I don’t have a ‘routine’… it gets washed, it gets dried… end of). Back to today’s agenda. (Joking… I didn’t have ‘agendas’ in the…

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– 179 –

I always hit a bit of a mental slump this time of the year.  Maybe it’s because of the heightened level of commitments, maybe it the early sunsets and long period of darkness, maybe it’s simply that there are so many ‘things’ to do that I feel slightly claustrophobic.  Is there such thing as ‘commitment…

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– 178 – another crochet cushion

… the problem with technology is that if you lose something you normally rely on…you’re totally stuck.  I’ve been wanting to ‘talk’ to you guys for a week, but I just couldn’t find the ‘doodah’ to download the photos onto the computer (dongle? sounds rude) so in the end, No 1 man child remembered not…

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– 176 – poetry Monday

  Ed e’ subito sera  (by Salvatore Quasimodo) Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it is evening.   My parents have moved out of Italy. Yesterday. They now live in the same town, not very far at all. I was so wrapped up in…

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– 175 – punch needle cushion

(… nothing like a good title right?) I really loved making this; for a while I thought of framing it because I wasn’t sure how to turn into a cushion but in the end, after a little internet search I worked it out and I’m glad I did… Punch needle is becoming a mild obsession…

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– 173 – random ramblings

… am I the only one who gets really annoyed by ‘Black Friday’?  First of all… it’s not an English thing…  Thanksgiving is not a holiday we celebrate, people are at work, it’s a normal Thursday so there’s absolutely no need to have a special Friday in which to instigate a shopping frenzy.  Doesn’t make…

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