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Six Word Saturday

It’s been a funny old week Foggy mornings and evenings with mist, low cloud and drizzle in between. Wednesday afternoon was special:  a poet friend brought another poet friend on the spur of the moment and the three of us … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Cheered by breath of summer warmth Lunch and a nap on the patio three days in a row.  Is this a record?  The network of contrails in the sky signals that holiday traffic is in full swing (see Thursday’s post). … Continue reading

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6-word-saturday and Octpowrimo day 10

Grassy path in autumn mode yesterday Beauty all around  lifts our morale in the season of Jock’s SADS. I’m making good progress with hand quilting the scrappy quilt, but it’s not yet worth a photo.  Octpowrimo keeps nagging me to … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Strictly’s back – that’s me cheered up What with Strictly Come Dancing, Gareth Malone,  Downton and Bake Off, my TV cup is full. It’s slow going, but my scrappy quilt is almost completely tacked together.  Tomorrow I shall start hand … Continue reading

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OBSESSION – wordle 206

Barbara’s back with an eclectic mix of wordle words, which I couldn’t assemble in one poem, so here are two which hardly merit being called poems. Quilts galore cover the beds, escaping onto walls and out by the open door … Continue reading

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GREEN FLING

Mz Quickly, who had been away for a while, has come back bursting with prompts.  I can’t keep up!.  This time she gives us some words to work on. My mojo’s back, I’m having a fling – in my latest … Continue reading

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Quirky Quilting

An enticing brightly coloured heap awaits me in the sewing room. Humming softly I survey, reflect, and ponder what to make – what a fool, as if I had a choice. The fabrics shout “pick me,” “and me.” I laugh … Continue reading

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quilty experiment

My fear of foundation patchwork was confronted this morning.  I had a go once before, and succeeded in making a teacosy before chickening out again.  Last week my computer printer jammed solid and was taken off to the nice repair man … Continue reading

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Quilty bag

My red bag, one of the first I made way back in the mist of time, has started to disintegrate, so I decided to use up the scraps from my latest quilt to make a new bag.  As an experiment, … Continue reading

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6 word Saturday

    Klervie’s playmat is finished.  Now what?  I have at last used the fabulous New Zealand fabric Celie sent me, to protect the leather of our armchairs: I don’t usually like gladioli, but some have appeared beside the patio … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Wanting to be positive but failing I have tried to make some progress on the wedding present quilt, which has been on hold since the disastrous move, but gremlins in the workroom meant that the small amount of work I … Continue reading

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CROOKED

for Haiku Heights, Day 30     Jagged stitches make higgledy-piggledy quilts. Straight ones look better

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Yet more ripples

That Haiku Heights Ripple prompt won’t leave me alone.  These  words are superimposed on a seascape quilt I made many years ago and sold at an exhibition.  The only picture I have of it is scanned from a pre-digital snap.  … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

I am trundling slowly towards recovery The week has crawled by with small incremental improvements each day.  Jock is making me eat and eat, to reconstitute my forces, so I am putting on weight at an alarming rate. The wedding … Continue reading

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Wordle 112, You’re not going to like this one

 Status Update Shimmering red overspill spewing  from my head – nothing could curb the flow, whatever steps we took. The jets and spurts were unrelenting, draining all my strength. At lowest ebb, I crave nothing but rest, so turn the … Continue reading

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