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Doing a Runner

It’s that time of year again – Christmas is looming, presents still to be bought/made, decorations to be found in the loft, rooms tidied away ready for visiting relatives and seemingly vast quantities of food to be bought, prepared, and eaten. So – yet again, I’m doing a runner! Seriously? Well, not quite. I teach…

Guess the song?

My song title goes back to the 60s…here are a few teasers from my quilt…can you guess what it is?… Guessed it yet?….Here is the full quilt… This was written by Lennon and McCartney and was just one of their many hits. Evidently this was their meeting place to catch the bus into town, and…

Back to 1967 – Pop Pickers

It didn’t take me long to put a ‘yes please’ into the shout out for people to interpret a song title for a Christmas feature on the web pages!! Fingers crossed it would be a good one that I could at least interpret into something that hopefully the visitors to the page could decipher and…

Grenfell Memorial Quilt💚

Having our Grenfell quilt story featured in UKQU website News, I have also been invited by Sylvia to join the  Blogging community. Therefore I’m going to use this opportunity, to give an overall update, my first Blog entry-:which is also my first time writing a Blog. Since I first wrote a Biog (fb/ grenfellmemorialquilt) about…

Waterloo Sunset

“Dirty old river, must you keep rolling, rolling into the night. People so busy, making me dizzy, taxi light shines so bright. But I don’t need no friends. As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset, I am in paradise.“ The Kinks released this record in 1967 and it rose to number 2 in the…

My song title challenge

When putting my hand up to be given a song title to interpret by making something quilty, I wasn’t at all sure I’d get a song title that I actually recognised; as I had never heard of some of the ones allocated early on! When Sylvia gave me the title, I was relieved; I recognised…

Lay Lady Lay – Bob Dylan 1969

1969 was ‘My’ year. ‘Lay Lady Lay’ was written by Bob Dylan and recorded on Valentines Day, 14th February 1969. It hit the Charts in the July and reached No 5 in the UK. In the September I was 21 and a couple of weeks later I married my first husband and left my family…

Easy Second Time Around

Or should I say easier!  Second time around for what?  Second time to go on the Bloggerati Retreat.  You may remember before going last year there was a little bit of anguish which you can read about it here.  This year, it was so much easier.  I think that having it in the same place…

The Cheap Procrastinator – Cannot Math

Not everyone is good at math, myself included. Today I find myself working on a project. It is to be a group quilt and hopefully will be displayed under the group’s category of the 2020 Festival of Quilts show in memory of Shelia Butcher – Grandma Quilt – who was a very talented quilter and…

Bloggers on Retreat

Once a year the Bloggers from this very website gather in a fabulously large room and sew.   There may be the odd bottle of Gin creeping in, but essentially we sew, from when we arrive at around noon on Friday until the complex throw us out on Sunday afternoon.   In some cases, it has been…