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Anne Donald
The glorious Scottish Borders
Wife and mother, very crafty (in a good way)
Interests: knitting, holidays, cooking, reading, sewing
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I've just had breakfast - but you have made me hungry with your delicious pancake dishes! When I was little, we always had pancakes with sugar and lemon juice (squeezed from a lemon-shaped plastic bottle!) However this year, I think I will have to cheat and buy some, as there is just too much going on with the house move! Have a great weekend, Anne xx
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We headed off down the A1 this morning, Malcolm to visit his sister Jennifer, and I to have fun day with the Wednesday Ladies at The Quilt Shop. Ros has finished the bag that she was been working on when... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at frayed at the edge
I'm screaming too ...... that is an absolute disgrace!! And at this point my late Dad would be wondering whose palms were being greased in the council!! He had a very low opinion of politicians - he especially hated Blair, so when he popped up on the news the other day, I had to honour my Dad and give the smug grinning fool a two fingered gesture, now known in this house as an "Angus salute"!! While we are in limbo in the flat, I have done so much reading that I was down to 3 unread books on my Kindle!!
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When we walked over the old bridge on Friday, the tide was at just the right level for the seal to be perched on his favourite rock - accompanied by a perfect reflection and there was the bonus of a... Continue reading
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I still do my best to embarrass Stuart - and he is 38! Lots of wonderful things in this post. I love having fresh flowers in the house, but sadly can't have hyacinths, as they make me sneeze! When we get settled in our new house, I should make more effort to bake - your and Jenny's creations always look so good! Fortunately the days are getting longer, and we have even had some sunshine - an instant lift after the dark dreary days of winter. I am looking forward to getting my sewing machines out of storage - who knew you could miss sewing machines so much!! Love, Anne xx
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Dunbar lived up to its nickname of Sunny Dunny on Wednesday, with lots of sun and blue skies. But before we went for a walk round the town, of course we had to fortify ourselves with a cuppa. I like... Continue reading
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Put my name down for the visit with Christina and Val ....... but tea for me please, I don't drink coffee!
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I survived my evening of demonstrating the way I hand quilt to the lovely ladies at Abbey Quilters ........ and I even remembered to take some photos! This is my sample - I assured the ladies they would finish theirs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Just catching up, as we went out for dinner on Friday, and I don't often read blogs over the weekend! I deny that I was licking the screen and dribbling on the keyboard at the sight of that the heart-shaped deliciousness!!
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........ we had a quick run up the coast to Eyemouth. We parked in the small carpark beside the harbour, and immediately found something going on, with this boat manoeuvring between metal uprights. But, unfortunately, it was snowing and bitterly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Can I please come and visit you on baking days??!! We use such a small amount of sugar, that Malcolm didn't know which cupboard it was kept in, so our removal men had to drink sugarless coffee on their first visit. Fortunately I was at home for their second visit, so sugar was liberally added (by them)to their coffee!
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then two come along at once! When we got up yesterday morning, there was a large ship sitting offshore, waiting for high tide to come into the dock at lunchtime, there was a flurry of activity, and the pilot boat... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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...... when I headed to Sue's shop, it meant crossing the Border, but now we are living in England, it was a straight run down the A1 from Berwick to Morpeth. As always, the shop was filled with luscious fabrics... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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On Saturday I headed over to Kelso, to spend the day with some of the ladies from Abbey Quilters. As always, it was good to see what everyone was working on. Elaine was layering up this very pretty scrappy quilt... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Hi Lucy I am finally catching up on some blog reading, after 1st:the flu, 2nd:stitches in my leg that got horribly infected, then 3rd: packing up and moving out of our house!! I love your x-stitch bunting - but as all my embroidery threads are now in storage, I will have to wait to make some! Love to you and Jenny, I hope you both have a great weekend!!
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........ a place for everything, but we have just about squeezed in everything that we brought over to the flat. These are some of my orchids, which have survived being moved ....... they are prone to dropping all their flowers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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As there has been a definite dearth of sconnage on the blog recently, I thought I would pop in and share this delicious scone which we shared this morning in Café Crema in Berwick .......... cheese and sun dried tomato,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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This was my studio when I was in the middle of packing it all up and this is how it looked on Monday afternoon - after I had vacuumed all the thread off the carpet! I was just thinking that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Hello my lovely Peeps ...... thank you all so much for your good wishes for my recovery from the very nasty bout of flu - and a special thank you to Dawn, who sent me a lovely get well card.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Have a fabulous time!!!!!
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Hello my dearest peeps! Thank you so much for all your lovely good wishes for a speedy recovery. Unfortunately the horrid nasty flu is reluctant depart - most evenings I am in bed at 8pm, sleeping through to 6am!! However,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Hello, my dear peeps. Since I was last here, I have been struck down with a nasty, awful bout of the flu. I have hardly stirred from my bed since Friday night! I have coughed so much I'm surprised that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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I realised that it is quite some time since we had cut creatures on the blog, so after lunch I popped out with the camera to put that right. The ewes are getting plump - they will probably have their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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After your recommendation, I got The Girl in The Ice for the Kindle (for 99p). I'm looking forward to reading it.
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We were out and about in Northumberland again on Saturday, this time visiting Alnwick. First stop was this imposing old church ...... ........ which is so big it wouldn't fit in one photo! I assume this sad little headstone marks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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