Tag: #fun

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Day 29: Star Stitch, with perle thread. Diary Entry: Cleaning day, but not productive or balanced. The morning was great. Sorted out my sewing corner, my project bag, my embroidery work space and my embroidery box. But when it came to cleaning the rest of the house I had nothing but interruptions. I still had…

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We are in unprecedented times, plaque, death and loss of life, liberty and physical social interaction. This will not be in my usual style. As it is diary based; to keep me sane, to keep everyone else in my household saner.  This is following on from my last blog, https://ukqu.co.uk/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-1-13-days/ we are two weeks in lockdown.…

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It’s a very strange time we are living in right now. Wether you are working as one of our wonderful key workers or doing your bit by staying at home. We are lucky, in at least we can occupy ourselves with our stitching. So I have been keeping a diary of sorts, stitched and written…

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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…

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Sewing at home is usually done alone and I for one, prefer sewing in comfy clothes (think track suit bottoms or comfy leggings) and some cosy slippers. Admittedly, I take off the left slipper when using the pedal, so my slippers need to be the open-back type. Whilst at the Bloggerati retreat this last weekend,…

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I live in a b&b in Whitby. My husband and I do all the running of it. It’s very hard work during the summer months, but great fun helping guests enjoy Whitby and their holidays. There’s always new festivals to enjoy and familiar places and faces to visit. Once the jobs are done and it’s…

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Recycling has been in my blood since before I was born. My mum was a great recycler, long before it was termed recycling. She used to call us ‘second hand Roses’, Maybe it was being brought up during and after the war that did it. (My mum, not me) The only thing I remember getting…

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We all know that we can’t always put pictures of cats and dogs on, or even near, finished quilts or goodness gracious sleeping on sewing machines, quilt sandwiches, disrupting cut out patchwork pieces or blocks on the floor, because these pictures are frowned on or banned on most of the major worldwide FB quilting groups…