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dovegreyreader
Devon, U.K.
A Devonshire-based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a Community Nurse once upon a time.
Interests: reading, quilting, sock knitting, books, walking,
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Book thoughts proper will be back in the autumn, but for now I am still enjoying a summer break, indulging my creative thinking to the hilt and reading accordingly. Though, as I have said, I am not a member now... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Total immersion and that feel-good factor from a weekend of lino-cutting, or hours and hours of quilting explained. I have been looking for this article for ages. I'm not a great one for feel-good psychology, but this evidence-based article made... Continue reading
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Botoom row, block second from right. It's called Fox & Geese and traditionally the geese (the rows of triangles) should all be pointing in the same direction around the edge. Mine are on a collision course which is all about fooling the fox of course...
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Oh The Artful Hare...not yet Kate but a birthday looms, I must start to drop hints.
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Linda the bench block is very compact. The underneath bar wedges against the edge of any table and the top one stops the work from slipping, so you wedge the lino against it and naturally cut away from yourself on a completely stable surface. It just lifts off so completely portable and stowable.
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Jude, it all seems to be building on what has gone before and what this phase in our life feels ripe for. Bookhound has some new projects planned too so we are a right pair of crafty things these days! The house is starting to resemble one big workshop.
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S&D I am in awe of techniques like that and will now be looking afresh at different things on our National Trust ventures. Once you start to understand the process the awe increases.
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Avis...GENIUS idea! An old flat iron, brilliant and I can see that would work a treat and may even be slightly easier to grip than the buren. Right...now I am a woman in need of a flat iron, far easier to source on a market stall.
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My summer of creative ventures continued this weekend with a two day print-making course at Cowslip Workshops with Sophie Fordham. The plan was to experiment with various methods and print up some fabric but Sophie was flexible, with the emphasis... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Acornmoon I have found just the thing on eBay for future excursions. A sort of fold-up shopping bag with wheels.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2015 on Festival of Quilts at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Ah-ha...thank you for explaining this Elaine, and that is why the quilt was called Stonefields! It was made in memory of someone's corgi and I was trying to imagine a dog called Stonefields... For those that may have missed this, the original quilt has been made for a film of that name. I have shortened your link so that others can follow it and I have been looking at all your wonderful piecing for this quilt. It is such a lovely design and I had been looking at all the Block of the Month schemes for making it, but like you had thought surely this will mean hundreds of quilts all looking the same....so I am with you on changing the fabrics. It would be perfect if the designs made it into a book eventually, though looking at pics it wouldn't be too hard to draft similar and also add in some of my own, some from Dear Jane and maybe some from the 1718 Coverlet (oldest known quilt in the UK apparently) book I have just sent for. It might assuage my need for something pastel and small in the coming months, after all this huge and strong colour stuff I am finishing off...a wall-hanging sized version I think.
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My feet have finally touched the ground after the wonder that was this year's Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham. I am no longer a member of The Quilter's Guild based in York, preferring to re-join the South... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Racing pigs jzzy! Now that sounds amazing. Ferret racing at Okey Show sounds a bit tame by comparison.
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In existence since 1891, Okehampton Agricultural Show (Okey Show here) is only twenty minutes drive from us and one our favourites. Always held on the second Thursday in August and it invariably rains. It can be scorching the day before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Susan I had thought Leonard was berating himself over his grief and not being able to accept the loss. Maybe he felt his feelings were a little self-indulgent given that there was still a war on, but now you question it, yes...there could easily be other interpretations.
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I do so agree Carol. I love doing these and am always grateful to the publishers who respond to my requests. Penguin have posted the books today, so much joy for the winners soon.
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74 1 42 Random numbers generated Aug 13 2015 at 17:29:35 by www.psychicscience.org And by our reckoning that means copies of Let me Tell You by Shirley Jackson will be winging their way to 1 heavenali 42 Avisthehereticreader 74 Joan Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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'Lived in squares,painted in circles and loved in triangles...' The quote about the Bloomsbury set is attributed to Dorothy Parker, so did anyone else watch the recent BBC Two three-parter Life in Squares ?? Monday evening conversation for the last... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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August 8th 1965..it is fifty years today since the death of the writer Shirley Jackson, so it seems like a very good day to remember her. Let Me Tell You - New Stories, Essays and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Hello Chums, Magnus here, how's tricks? To be honest I am not on speaking terms with any of them. I can't see what all the fuss is about...baby rabbits. I mean what am I supposed to do? Just say hello... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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This is rapidly becoming the summer that never was, with chilly damp grey days and the garden going over very fast when last year it seemed to be heading to its peak in August, but no matter because the greenhouse... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
Oh for some heat Erika...we have chilly grey gloom of a summer here right now, rain and temperatures barely hitting the mid-teens and I am wearing fleeces on top of summer clothes and eyeing an early re-lighting of the Aga if this carries on.
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Oh Carol, precious times, enjoy and make the most of it. I'll bet she has some wonderful stories to tell.
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Funnily enough I have been looking at kazuko aoki's books Peta, sadly none in Devon libraries so on the wish list. I am becoming the most demanding of library users these days, asking them to buy books and all sorts.
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Carol S I am in uncontrolled hysterics about your school cardigan, that is hilarious:-) I am now wondering what we must all have looked like sitting there in our hand-smocked gingham aprons...
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