Tag: Gulliver

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This is a tale I found in a very old book dated around 1364. I discovered the volume holding up a back leg of an old sideboard in a deceased relatives house, in the old fishing port of Whitby. It was very tatty and musty smelling, with many small nibbles, mould and fungi sprouting out…

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2 weeks before Christmas I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write them one…

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Not one to shirk at a challenge I thought a song title quilt would be an interesting one. Esp in the lead up to one of my fav times of year. So I accepted Sylvias call out to the bloggeratti. Excitement mounted as I waited for my title. It plummeted to below ground when I…

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Recently I helped Whitby Art Society deliver a day of activities as part of The Big Draw, an annual drawing event to encourage everyone to get creative. I did decorated pumpkins. One of the other ladies did a haunted zig zag book that gave some amazing results. Children’s drawings are so free. I was inspired…

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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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It’s been a while since Gulliver did a blog. As you know, or maybe you don’t, he lives in Whitby with me at our B&B, it’s a busy time of year from now on in, right until the end of October so chance to stitch is precious. And the grandchildren have just payed a visit…

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I’ve noticed recently that there has been a resurgence of hand stitching, both in the embroidery and the quilting worlds. I love hand stitching and do it regularly, often in unusual places, such as the car (while husband is driving!) coffee shops and sitting on the beach, not that unusual really. I quite fancied having…

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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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Gulliver had a very important job to do this week. He took a very special parcel to the post office. In his parcel are 6 quilts featuring himself. They are from the UKQU competitions from last year. 6 monthly competitions based on a theme. Gulliver was very fortunate to be asked to send all 6…

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Gulliver has been very busy theses last few weeks. So much so he’s kept my sewing machine very occupied. March brought with it two storms, Freya and Gareth. It’s no fun being a small bird in all that weather. Gulliver barely held onto his perch.   I don’t know if you have ever watched seagulls…

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I was sent some lovely fabric to try by The Craft Cotton Co. It really is a pleasure to work with. Good quality, nice thickness of threads. Very nice to handle. I was sent the Chickie fat quarters. 5 complementary fabrics, A humorous range of quirky chickens in wellies. I love them and they remind…

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Why Gulliver needs a No Deal Brexit. Firstly I’d like to apologise for starting my blog this month with the B word. I know it’s not everyone’s favourite subject and to be honest I’d rather not be discussing it here. However I’ve recently been made aware that possible outcomes relating to Brexit negotiations could have…