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Anne Donald
The land of coast and castles
Wife and mother, very crafty (in a good way)
Interests: knitting, holidays, cooking, reading, sewing
Recent Activity
Just a quick post, to let you know that I will be taking a short break, as we are busy with hospital visiting and generally helping Jennifer. She is doing well, and can walk a few steps with the help... Continue reading
Posted 35 minutes ago at frayed at the edge
First, an update on Jennifer. She had tripped and fallen on Wednesday morning, breaking her right leg very badly above her knee. She had major surgery yesterday to insert a metal plate to repair the break. But when we visited... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at frayed at the edge
Oh dear, Malcolm's sister Jennifer had a nasty fall today and has broken her leg (and possibly damaged her knee). She needs surgery, so we are waiting for the phone to ring with an update on what is happening. So,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at frayed at the edge
The sun was shining on Friday afternoon, so we decided to go for a walk on the beach. We wondered how it would look after the "Beast from the East". The first thing we encountered was this enormous tree root... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at frayed at the edge
Yesterday morning, we decided to pop over to Rothbury - after being stuck indoors all last week, we were itching to get out and about. This is the great pile of snow I was standing in front of on Saturday-... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at frayed at the edge
After all the recent bad weather, it was a joy this morning to see this wonderful sunrise I should have been making the breakfast, but got a bit sidetracked taking photos do you remember Malcolm re-covering the dining chairs just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Wonderful baking as always, and I enjoyed seeing all those snowdrops. We don't get the variety of birds here that we did in the last garden. I hope you got to Vienna!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2018 on Lately in verbs at love those cupcakes
When Rachel mentioned in a recent post about the trials of crocheting straps for a super bag she had made, I said in my comment that perhaps next time she could use an I-cord instead. Back came a request to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at frayed at the edge
We got up on Tuesday morning to a world that had turned white with more snow than we have seen for some time, going out in the car was ruled out after lunch we went out for a walk enjoying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at frayed at the edge
This month as part of our 6&6 challenge, we have been working on one of our nominated UFOs. I chose my Grandmother's Flower Garden, which I started way back in the mid-90s. This is how it looked at the start... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday morning was just a bit chilly, so we wrapped up warmly (Malcolm even put his woolly hat on!) and headed over to Amble for a potter round the harbour. Most of the little pods were open ....... ........ but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday morning, when we were sitting in the lounge having our post breakfast cuppa, we both noticed this strange shadow shot on the wall. Well, I can hear you ask, what's strange about the sun shining in the window and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at frayed at the edge
....... but two finishes!! First, the little project to use up the last of the binding strips. I sewed the strips together then folded the strip in half and stitched down one long edge, cutting through the fold as I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at frayed at the edge
On Saturday, I sorted out the strips into four bundles to mix the different fabrics for the scrappy binding a quick bit of sewing, and I had four bundles of joined strips the four bundles were then stitched together, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday morning we headed down the coast to pick up Lucie to go out for lunch. She had chosen this place by the beach in Blyth this photo doesn't show just how busy it was, as it has been a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Last Wednesday at The Quilt Shop, someone mentioned seeing a presenter on a tv craft programme wearing a wrist pincushion. This sparked a vague recollection of a pincushion made with a milk bottle top, so I assembled milk bottle tops,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at frayed at the edge
........ for Valentine's Day! Yesterday morning, we popped over to The Running Fox in Longframlington, as I had offered to treat Malcolm to breakfast although it had snowed during the night, it was bright and sunny I was temporarily diverted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday, when we were in Alnwick, we popped into the Chocolate Spa for a cuppa we shared a delicious slice of lemon sponge and we were given a little dish with two chocolates ....... but Malcolm scoffed his before I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at frayed at the edge
When did your girls get to be so grown up and gorgeous!! It looks like a fabulous party - now I want to drink tequila and eat tacos!!!!!
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2018 on Taylor's 21st... at Just Like Martha
I remembered to take a photo of the original Charming Bag, now that I have it back at home (it hung up in the shop for months to advertise the class) it was difficult to take a photo of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Before I tell you about the weekend, I thought I would share this piece of absurdity with you. This enormous plastic envelope arrived for Malcolm on Thursday - it is actually folded in half. That's a mini bag of M&Ms... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at frayed at the edge
First, thank you to those of you who let me know about the comment page in the new design being dark grey, making the comments hard to read. I get your comments in emails from Typepad, so I don't look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Just wait until you have a 39-year old!!
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2018 on Party Planning.... at Just Like Martha
Where has January gone? It only seems 5 minutes since we were celebrating the New Year, and yet here we are at the end of the month! The first of my 6 new projects is a wallhanging using the Liberty... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at frayed at the edge
On Saturday morning, Malcolm's sister Jennifer arrived at the house, parked her car in the drive, then the three of us set off north. Once over the Border, we stopped at The Flat Cat Gallery in Lauder for some lunch... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at frayed at the edge