retrospective I

Back in January I said I wanted to Take Control this year. I wanted to take my life back and I thought I was going to carry on in a similar manner but on my terms. Then, in June I started to flesh out my goals. And here we are at the end of the year…

Driving force

A rare early morning chance to browse past posts,reflect and take stock. This year has been a constant barrage of change and challenge. I don’t see this as a negative though. To grow a crop the earth has to be broken up first. But it also has to be tended and I’m not so good…

Granny chick

I scored a bargain this weekend with a copy of ‘granny chic ‘ by dottie angel and ted&agnes, bloggers extraordinaire. Reader, get thee to the bookshop if you love Liberty prints, doilies or antimacassars (score double if you know why they are called antimacassars). There are some quietly lovely ideas here. Some I’ve done myself…

I wrote that!

So, the recipe book. Or should I say The Recipe Book. I thought you’d like to see it in the flesh as it were. I used old family shots together with my pics of quilts and stitchy goodness. Then I chose the recipes that had memories or interesting phrases (wrap yr brandy snap round a…

I could make that!

To WH Smith and my hot sticky mitts curl around the new Prima Christmas Makes magazine. Hey, at £3.99 its a quid cheaper than Let’s Knit, I’ve a 3 hr journey ahead of me and I have enough 10mm needles (the LK freebie) to see me through until retirement. Prima is duly plumped for. What’s…