Tag: Christmas

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Once again I had the privilege of reviewing some Makower fabrics. This is their new Scandi range and it has some very pretty designs in classic red and modern grey. There are also some lovely patterns, cute stockings and advents on the Makower website. I received some 10″ square samples to play with so decided…

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If you have been following the Quilts for Christmas Dinners you will maybe already have seen posts from Maggie Lloyd-Jones who started this amazing project.  Sometimes things happen that reach out to us all .. this one certainly did to many of us, and will continue for many years to come.  In Maggie’s own words:…

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Here we are again my Quilting Friends at the end of another year. And it’s been a really productive year for me. Not only have I been Blogging here once a month, I have also created my very own Blog Joyofquilting. http://joyofquilting.blog  It’s been the year of the steep learning curve for me. The Quilting bit…

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Keeping the Santa Secret – Christine Hutchins 40 years ago my mum made Christmas stockings for me and my sister – we both still have them, and I use mine as a template for the stockings I make for others. A very clear memory from a year or two later is of Christmas Eve (although I…

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Well here is the final quiz for Christmas Day. this is a chance for all the maths brains to show their stuff. If that’s not you, don’t worry, its just a bit of fun. Besides everyone has a calculator on their phone these days. We have a new version of ‘the Twelve Days of Christmas’.…

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Hello again, how are you going with the Capital Carols? Isn’t it annoying when you stare at one, nd then suddenly realise what it is …. The next quiz is a quilty quiz. You need to match the block for the quilt to the person receiving the quilt. Some of them are easy …. some…

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Happy christmas! I hope you have got out your favourite tipple and a few mince pies, and you are looking forward to quiz Number two! Quiz Number Two is a bit more challenging, but that’s ok, we’ve got all day. The answers for this one will be at the end of Quiz Four. So you…

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The In-Laws and the 10-course Dinner – Hilda Wessels I was 21, and a newlywed. My in-laws were very high standard people who looked down on me and my parents. So I thought, well, I will show them what a good wife their son got him! For Christmas we invited my parents and his, for a…

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Here is a little fun quiz to brighten your day. It’s all multiple choice. All you have to do is select your favourite answer or make a new one up. Each question has the first line of a carol. You need to select what goes next.   Have you found your favourite line? Or made…

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Christmas with the family – Sue Griffiths Everyone wants to be with family and friends at Christmas. Or at least, as a young adult, you feel moderately obliged to join the family. And that was the situation I was in, my first year of full time work in Wellington, New Zealand. My family lived about…

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Dad, the gravy boat and Sunbonnet Sue – Christine Franses My parents married a couple of days before Christmas. We decided that for their ruby anniversary we would have a family lunch – the whole family, more than twenty five of us – combined with Christmas celebration. And it was decided that I would host…

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Mondegreens, or misheard lyrics feature in most people’s playlist!   But what are the actual songs these might relate to!   Just for a bit of fun over the festive period … see how many you can guess, or how many you thought were the actual lyrics 🎤 or share with us your own misheard lyrics. Everyones searching…