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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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........books! I thought I would pull some of my favourite books from our various bookshelves to share with you, but first I had to move some of our collection Delft houses we were given one each time we flew business... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at frayed at the edge
I love the brooches!! Have a fabulous summer - I look forward to when you come back in September with more of your wonderful pots!
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Yesterday, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, perfect for taking photos of the garden. The herbs outside the kitchen door are doing well, but we haven't had any strawberries yet, as the birds have eaten them! the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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I was lucky to be one of the generation of women who expected to give up work when children came along, with no pressure to have "a career" and to "have it all". Although Malcolm was the wage earner, I was always valued for my contribution ...... working in the garden to produce food, renovating/decorating our various houses so that we made money when we sold them ...... but the most important thing was being a full time mum, because for me, the best thing I could do was to bring Stuart up to be the best that he could be (for Mother's Day he sent me a card saying "thanks Mum, I'm awesome").
I hope you are having the most fabulous time!! My travel kit is much the same as yours, but also includes Immodium and Gaviscon! This year on holiday, we only needed one charger - the Kindle charger also charged our phones!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2017 on Jenny's Travel Essentials at Two Crafty Brownies
When my little poodle went off her food, the one thing that she would eat was bread lavishly spread with butter (on both sides please!!) I do hope your remaining appliances behave themselves!!
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2017 on Lately at love those cupcakes
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....... but first I have to start with this photo, which (oops) I forgot to include last week. Stuart and Alison were recently at the wedding of one of his school friends (the one in the centre of the group,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Poor you - I hope you are now fully recovered! Lots of super cards - I have to admit that I bought one last week, as I just didn't have time to make one!!
A fun tutorial! Years ago I made juggling bags for Stuart, using rice for the filling. Unfortunately a field mouse got into the house and chewed through the fabric to reach the rice!! Have a great weekend, Anne xx
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2017 on Tin Can Alley Tutorial at Two Crafty Brownies
I used to read a lot of Stephen King, but I haven't read any for a while. I have just started the latest "Rebus" book ..... I think Malcolm picked it up half price with a copy of the telegraph!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2017 on Reading highlights at love those cupcakes
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I have been working hard on catching up with my Potty McDotty blocks, and have almost finished the first eight, except for some circles to be added. Every month I receive a PDF from Irene, to print out the patterns.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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I love your shawl!! Do you need someone to carry your suitcases ....... I'm available!! You can see my (rather large)laundry bag here http://frayedattheedge.typepad.co.uk/frayed_at_the_edge/2014/01/more-leftovers-.html. Have a fabulous holiday - looking forward to seeing the photos!! Anne xx
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After last month's poor showing, I am delighted to have a fair amount of progress to share with you ....... including two finishes!! First, we have the sheepie wallhanging. I had already quilted round the sheepies with fmq so I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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When we arrived at the flat last Thursday, there were lots of swans in the dock, and as the gate was open (it is normally only open at the weekend), I sneaked in to take some photos there were also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Your village like wonderful! Yes, we must live our lives to the full, and celebrate the positive, not dwell on the negative. Have a great weekend xx
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on This Is My Village at Two Crafty Brownies
I'm sorry, but I am still laughing!! I used to help my Dad decorate when I was little, so I never had any problem with it. I won't mention the 90s, with paint effects and stencilling!!
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2017 on Horses for courses at love those cupcakes
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I have no idea what this strange looking bird is, which appeared in the garden the other day. All the photos of it were taken through the window, so aren't as clear as I would like it had a funny... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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I love spring for all the reasons you give ...... but my favourite colours are autumn ones!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2017 on An Ode To Spring at Lucylu dreams
It all looks amazing!! The main impression from your photos is colour ..... an absolute riot of colour!! And lovely to see the photos of the two of you! You definitely need another weekend away, perhaps in Northumberland!!??
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2017 on We went to Blogtacular! at Two Crafty Brownies
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Life is just so busy at the moment, I have decided for a short time to change my blogging schedule. I'm going to do one post a week, on Tuesdays ...... but don't worry, there will still be cake! And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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I was recently sent this book to review by the publishers, who have given me permission to share some photos with you. I have to say that other than receiving a free copy of the book, I have not been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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The first stage of the quilting was a simple stitch-in-the-ditch, round all the blocks, which doesn't show up on the right side, so this little section on the wrong side shows the straight lines the next stage was fmq on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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I suppose I too could be classed as a 0.5 ...... but in my case it doesn't show on the outside. My Dad was Scottish, my Mum was English, and I was born and brought up in Scotland, so always considered myself to be Scottish (and British). When I moved to Hampshire in my early 30s, I was extremely irritated with the people who said "oh you're Scottish" as soon as I spoke to them, I felt I was being judged and found wanting, solely based on my accent. Way back in the 60s, there was a hit song which I think was called Melting Pot ...... basically lets put everyone in the world in a big pot and stir them round until we all come out looking the same - but then we would no doubt find some other aspect to comment on!!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2017 on My Dream Part 2: Identity at Lucylu dreams
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On Saturday night, Malcolm consulted this book, which I gave him last Christmas, and we decided to go to Rothbury for a Sunday morning stroll not the most welcoming of signs in the car park! the river was running hard... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at frayed at the edge
I have just drooled all over my laptop ...... can you please come to visit me and make me a cake!! I hope the two of you have fun at Blogtacular!! Anne xx