Big love

I’m at 5,105 hits! Tiny to many but perfect to me. Thanks fellow stichaholics!

Helping hug

You know me. Parkinson’s isn’t a big theme here most of the time but sometimes I get thinking about how it erodes the normality of life and in particular today, my role as a mother. You can imagine how frustrating it is to have to ask for help, to worry that people are wondering why…

Aloe aloe

Zoos are, I find, normally hellish. But we found one that wasn’t too Dante-esque in sunny (soggy) Paignton. Lots for the younger customer including a toddlers play centre avec sandpit, cars and a lovely Noah’s Ark set. The cafe had ranks of highchairs and the coffee was superb. As was the berry flapjack. There is…

5 minute hair clip

Old crocheted button. Bead sewn on. Stitch to a clip. Voila! PS sorry about wobbly picture. It’s hard to photo backwards in a mirror!

Home in a flurry

Back home. What a great break and what a fab evening ahead. Look, two new mags in the post, a Halloween hair clip in the offing (that’s the basket of goodies) and a new purchase. Look!! Christmas charm pack!! From the US!!! Here’s my plan: 3 scatter cushions: And maybe a long bolster cushion. Not…

Moody photo snap

Taken en route to Salcombe. Even the rain looks good round here.


In honour of the rain, an arty shot of a monsoon cardie. Oh yes.


Look! I finished something! A simple school scarf for Elder in his school colours. Made from Sirdar Big Softie with my fabulous illuminated knitting needles. Yep, they light up. Look. Daft but actually really quite handy. Made by knitlite I got these from Get Knitted in Bristol. I love ’em. Elder has gone to bed…