– 130 – postcards from Tuscany

We’re on the move again. I know, I know… To be fair I love it.  I get itchy feet a lot… living out of a suitcase does not bother me in the least. Anyway, we’ve come for the annual visit yes, but my sister is getting married here next week and my parents will be…

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– 129 – poetry Thursday

I’m reading ‘Underground Railway’ by Colston Whitehead, which is remarkable and chilling, frankly, especially in light of recent events… …will the world ever learn?   Caged birds by Maya Angelou A free bird leaps on the back of the wind    and floats downstream    till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun…

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– 127 – ‘Abide with me’, by Elizabeth Strout

After the book was published in 2006, Elizabeth Strout said this: “As a storyteller, I don’t think it’s my job to pass judgment on the people whose lives I imagine and record.” I think it totally sums up her writing.  Her amazing capacity to create characters that transcends descriptions because they’re so real and deep…

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– 126 – Festival of Quilts 2017, part 2

The American edition. The following quilts all came from across the pond so to speak.  I believe they were the best in show, well a selection of… there were a few more but they were displayed in the darkest booth and some of my photos were awful so apologies for the omission. Also – moaning…

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– 125 – Festival of Quilts 2017, part 1

The Birmingham International Festival of Quilts is a real summer treat.  I’ve been going for years… including one year I was so pregnant everybody was given me worried looks and followed my with a mop and bucket just in case, (In actual fact I wasn’t that close to the due date… I was just humongous).…

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– 124 – ‘RANUNCULUS’ by Midori Hirose

I have plenty of knitting/crochet patterns in my Ravelry library… everytime I see something I like I click on the link and, let’s be honest, most of the time they end up sitting there, ignored till the day I can’t remember why I saved them in the first place and I would like to delete…

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– 123 – a workshop with Anna Maria Horner

Yesterday I got up nice and early (actually it was only early… not nice at all in all honesty, still suffering from this wretched jet lag) and drove to North London to spend a day learning new techniques from the one and only Anna Maria Horner. The workshop took place at ‘The Village Haberdashery, a…

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– 122 – a trip to the reclamation yard

Who doesn’t love a good reclamation yard? When Mr M dragged my out of bed this morning to keep him company I might have winged a little (in my excuse I was hungry… I’m never good before breakfast). We visited Ronson Reclamation in Gloucester. We had a little mission but mostly we just looked around…

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