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Collecting: Choice or Compulsion?

When I was four, my parents packed me and my two brothers into our pale yellow Chevy Impala station wagon and drove from Massachusetts to Mexico City for my father’s sabbatical year. 1,356 more words

Travel

A Grand Day Out

I don’t often venture out at the weekends…the roads are usually a bit busier – especially at this time of year when the tourist season starts kicking in…however, sometimes an event is on at the weekend and I can’t resist. 690 more words

Textiles

A Learning Curve

Back when I was just a knitter, I was pretty ignorant about all things ‘sheep’. As long as I could get my hands on some yarn that was colourful, I was a happy little camper…. 408 more words

Textiles

March, April, May . . . part One

Wow, do I have a lot of catching up to do . . . but Mum’s computer is hooked up now and I can use it when it’s free, so here goes . 1,257 more words

Handcrafts

Isn't She Lovely...?

I have been singing this Stevie Wonder song, in my head, all day long….and the reason is that Ailsa the Spinning Wheel is looking gorgeous. 293 more words

Textiles

Tapestry Wool Time Travel......

Slipping through the soft, handcrafted, embroidered and knitted threads of my family background and through the memories of all the tablecloths, blankets and clothing which the women in my family have made; I tumble into the soft, comfortable, Cottage Garden which my Grandma, Dora, made on the right hand side of this picture.  228 more words

Photography

DIY: Decorative Jar Candle Holders

I was creative this week and I love to share with you what I came up with. Since summertime finally arrived, I was thinking about how I’d like to decorate our deck so that it becomes more colorful and cozier to spend a summer evening outside. 323 more words

Candle Holder