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Stash Avalanche
Female, living in Ireland with Mr G, Stashlet and the Grey Cat.
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Quilt number 2, which started life as the backing to the baby quilt, has mostly taken a very slow back seat in the last month or two, mainly because I've been crocheting, and also because the next bit was going to be a bit of a fiddle and I never... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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I've been flitting from project to project in the last few weeks, following the completion of the baby quilt. Mostly I've been crocheting (and there'll be a post about that coming along shortly) but I've also done a spot of dress making and finally managed to do a bit more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
Thanks Julia :¬)
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2015 on One finished baby quilt at Stash Avalanche
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Meanwhile, back as Stashlet's quilt, here's how far I'd got before I put the quilting on hold in order to finish Baby L's quilt: One panel of steps and one panel of circles done. I really like the circles, and am tempted to do the whole main panel of quilting... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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It's done! Well, it was finished a week ago, but it took a while to get decent light and non-gale conditions for some photos. Mr G did the honors and held it up (better than pegs!) but I forgot to take some photos of the back to had to pin... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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Thank you everyone so much for all your lovely comments - it seems that we're nearly all collectors of something or other (especially yarns and fabrics!). Just in case you've been down a mine or up in space for the past week, I was giving away a metre of this... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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I haven't made it to one of Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Days for quite a while now, so I hope you'll forgive me if I'm a day late to this one! I bought this fabric a couple of years ago at a Knitting and Stitch Show, thinking I would make... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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Quilt making of a sort has continued to progress over the last week. I made a backing and went off to buy some cotton wadding... and then things kind of went mildly pear shaped and now there are two quilts! Well, I wasn't happy with the wadding (too thin) so... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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Makes a lovely stained glass curtain doesn't it? That was at lunchtime. Now it has a round of dark blue and I'm working on a second round of white, and then the top is done. Hurrah! What I failed to mention in the last post was that this was a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
I made it! Can't remember the last time I managed to post on here - happy to be back. Thanks for hosting! ps. had some browser trouble so might have posted twice :¬/
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2015 on show and tell tuesday at i have to say...
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Can't believe I've actually made it to a Show and Tell Tuesday! I think the last time I managed to post on Randi's blog was about a year ago (sigh). Anyways, here's a sneak at a little bit of sewing I'm doing at the moment. Sorry, the photos aren't great... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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Hello! Gosh, so much time has passed and so much thinking about posts has been done, and where has it got me? I have a whole winter's saga of knitting to tell you about, but that will have to wait for next time. Today we're here for the Lanesplitter skirt.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
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Just finished my first attempt at entrelac, and I have to say that it was really straightforward. I managed to completely cock-up cat arrangements for the Christmas break - she normally goes to what Stashlet refers to as "the cat hotel" but despite booking our flights in the summer, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Stash Avalanche
The first chocolate flapjacks I made were delicious, but after they were gone, I started thinking about the recipe, and how it might be better. Me G had commented on how he thought there wern't enough oats in them, and I did feel like there was a surfit of toffee... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Those flapjacks. Very bad. Utterly delicious.
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I read blogs. I cook things. I find bad and dangerous things to cook from blogs, and this is one of them. Very bad indeed. It comes to you from Susan at Canadian Abroard via Jo at A life in lists. I only made half quantity because the recipe looked... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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I can understand why blogging seems to be on the wain. Time given over to other things just gets in the way. I have lots of (historic, by now) things I want to get on here, if only to have a record of them for myself, but somehow there is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Just rushing through... God, I have so much to blog about and no time to blog. Agh. Anyway. Remember those wrist warmers I made back in ...uh... February last year? I managed to lose one so I need to get another ball of delicious Milli Colori to make a replacement.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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Hmmm, time flies... Anyhoo, a while back I saw the most beautiful top on Harmonie and Rosie's blog, and I immediately thought I. Must. Have. This. Part of what hooked me was the lovely Liberty fabric and part was the simplicity of the top and it's effectiveness for showing off... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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Hot on the heels of The Saga Jumper comes The Dinosaur. So named because halfway through knitting this, I realised that Stashlet might not like it and refuse to wear it, so I needed some toddler-appealing tag to sell it to him. He's at that age where he has very... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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I've finally managed to get Mr G to take some photos of me in my Saga Jumper. Well, it was such a saga to get to completion that I marvel that it made it at all. To recap, I started of crocheting a variety of samples to make a "something"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
Hi Sally. I'm so pleased to hear you have a copy. Family nostalga apart, I find it a good book for basic recipies (all the custard/sponge/sauce variations at the front) as well as having some recipies which I am still making today. Try the lemon sauce pudding, cheese pudding, egg and onion casserole (pure comfort food!) and the homestead eggs. All regulars here at Stash Towers. And I always marvel at the lunacy of the egg and prawn butter balls - mad 70's cooking at it's worst/best!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2014 on Colour at Stash Avalanche
Love the fabric - you don't remember what it is, do you?
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Eeek! Just booked my ticket to the MumsNet WorkFest 2014 in London. Anyone else going and want to meet up? Might be nice to have some friendly faces in a crowd. They're doing an Early Bird ticket until Sunday 27th April, and the event itself is on Saturday 7th June.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Stash Avalanche
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I think the combination of small boy + spring has infected me. I am so looking forward to Easter, it's ridiculous. Mr G will be having a rare long weekend so I hope the weather will be kind to us and we can Go Places and Do Things. In the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Stash Avalanche