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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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I can feel myself drifting into summer holiday mode with ease so dovegreyreader scribbles might be a bit As & When and book-thoughts-light for the next few weeks, and back to whatever normal is in September. By now I would... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Avis, you might have answer my wondering about how those stooks were harvested. And yes, don't they look whole lot better than the huge plastic bales. Nowadays nothing to show for a harvest crop, it's all hoovered up and taken away in one go.
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Less pleasing today and picture to come...a Sparrowhawk perched expectantly underneath the veranda roof, and there we were worried about the cat causing trouble. It's a first and I'm glad it wasn't me that spotted it because it would have scared the living day lights out of me when it took off. The swallows took flight for the rest of the day and have only just come back, we we really worried because the second nest outside the bedroom window is alive with chirruping. What wonderfully encouraging comments about living with children with Aspergers ..Jude your story is a joy and so full of hope for others that all will be well. Margarete I'm heading to look at that picture when I'm in my main PC...cut and paste links not my speciality on the iPad.
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That title sounds like a department store, but Very Pleasing News, our first brood of swallows have fledged this weekend.. They chose the wettest day and thus spent most of it practising how to perch and balance under the veranda... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I'm telling all of you Erika...that really keeps me on task:-)
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Thank you Ann and how I understand the temptation to send the quilt to be quilted! I am going to stick to small wallhangings after this.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on The Millenium Quilt at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I seem to migrate to knitting in the autumn and have the half knitted Rams and Yowes blanket waiting for me when I do. Meanwhile you have been busy Ruth, that all sounds like plenty of finished things to me!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on The Millenium Quilt at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Erika, good news that Craig is back home and I do hope everything settles down soon xx
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Always here Maggie! Lovely to hear from you and good news about the sale. Lovely pic!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on The Millenium Quilt at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Emptynester, I use a special quilting hoop, about an inch wide, not on a stand and have them in varying diameters. I have just started listening to A God in Ruins, if the time shifts are anyhting like Life After Life I am expecting to be confused:-)
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An indigo gallimaufry is all well and good, as is dreaming up the next project whilst suppressing the guilt about the Kaffe Fassett diamonds, but there is also the not-so-small matter of the forty-nine un-quilted square feet of this quilt... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Having realised that we had still never set eyes on a sea of poppies, and that our own attempt at sowing one was more like a puddle, I was delighted to get a prompting email from a reader here reminding... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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We're going a bit off piste today, not my usual reading fare by any stretch of the imagination, but bought in a Kindle Daily Deal, read last November and by chance I come across some notes in my book and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Erike, sending good wishes to Craig and his new knee. I am guessing he will think he's fine to drive the car within a week if the first one was anything to go by...good luck in chaining him down:-) Lavender fabric sounds lovely.Happy sewing
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Elizabeth, the Japanese fabrics are really interesting me at the moment, so different and quirky. I have just been happily browsing Miss Matatabe's shop and am amazed at the reasonable pricing and postage.
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Piecework...Piecework?? Now I've never heard of that, and in-depth sounds good... I am very impressed with your knitting Carol G. That hap defeated me very quickly
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Miss Matatabi's etsy shop !!!! I may be gone some time...
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Loving all this worldwide creativity!! Erika, I was pleasantly surprised that none of these fabrics leached any dye when I washed them...I was expecting blue hands. Carol S definitely get that sewing machine going, how exciting. Jude, I am back to wallhangings once the Millenium Quilt is finished...never again I keep saying about this 7ft square monster...except I am quite enjoying it again now.
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It continues. My foray along the indigo path is proving all-consuming, serendipitous, fascinating and enlightening. I am so grateful to those of you who have emailed with offers of Sashiko designs and to Curzon who needed a home for her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Margarete, that game with the chicken's foot is a classic...not that I've done it but doesn't it involve pulling some tendons to make it move?? Poor pig...I have visions (like Mary!) of it trampling all over this sacred site:-)
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2015 on The Butcher's Shop at dovegreyreader scribbles
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He's a disgrace isn't he Vivienne! Except he really did have a pet jackdaw in his shed which I would quite like to have seen:-)
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Lynnew ice cream was a complete luxury and one of us would be dispatched to the sweet shop to get some just before tea...only two sorts, vanilla or Neapolitan. A recipe for instant Elderflower Champagne in this weekend's DT magazine...I haven't read it properly but it involves honey and fresh elderflower heads...too late now, all long gone here.
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Fran...account books going back many many years have been the revelation of my recent sorting of Tinker's Cott. I knew my dad kept a book because I would often see him doing his sums, but I found one of my mum's where she recorded every single penny spent each week. Dates but no year so I am having to guess...but Devon Life cost 32p...now £4 something.
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Carol S. I am now trying to imagine the anti-inflammatory properties of horse manure! Either the content or maybe the continuing warmth perhaps?? Wrap it up in a poultice:-)
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In an effort to refine our weekly shopping, and enjoy it more than taking a reluctant flog around the supermarket and ending up with a trolley full of stuff we didn't know we wanted, Bookhound and I are behaving like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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