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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
This month I worked on a UFO - Potty McDotty. The first job was to trim all the blocks and pop them on the design wall it didn't take long ...... ........ to trim them all I then rearranged them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at frayed at the edge
When I came into the kitchen at quarter past six this morning, the sun was shining strongly through the window ...... ......... creating some excellent shadow shots I took this shot yesterday afternoon, when there was just a hint of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday, seven ladies joined me at The Quilt Shop for the Funky Chickens workshop this was a sample chicken I made to advertise the workshop, before I made the full wallhanging the ladies didn't take long to get all their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at frayed at the edge
When I got up on Saturday, there was a little bit of cloud in the sky, and I tried to capture the sun's rays shining through but by the time we walked over to town later in the morning, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at frayed at the edge
As promised, the rest of the story of Malcolm's clock. When I next saw it, he had repaired the glass and the face, fitted a new mechanism so that it functioned again as a clock, drilled a hole through the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at frayed at the edge
I had said that I would tell you today what Malcolm was making with the old clock that he bought last week, but that will have to wait until Friday, as we had a very special day out yesterday. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at frayed at the edge
On Friday night we walked over to town for a bite to eat with several stops on the way there to take misty reflection shots of the bridges and a couple more on the way back Malcolm pointed out this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday we headed up to Kelso, as I had my regular appointment with the lovely Melissa, who keeps me looking blonde and gorgeous! As we were a bit early, we had a walk along the river and past the Abbey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at frayed at the edge
First, the good news! Jennifer got home from hospital today, and again thanks you all for your lovely, caring messages. Next, we have Malcolm's latest make. I really do have to get him better trained, as he didn't take any... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at frayed at the edge
I wouldn't mind a view like that from my window! Love your little bunny.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2018 on Lately in verbs at love those cupcakes
When Jennifer was first in hospital, she asked Malcolm if he could pick up three old chairs from her house and take them to the tip - something she had planned to do the day she fell and broke her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at frayed at the edge
The plan for yesterday morning was : pop down to Morpeth for some bits of shopping, visit Jennifer, then head up to Berwick. Unfortunately we got up to discover that the boiler was on the blink, so the plans had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at frayed at the edge
It's quite a while since I did a cooking post, so when I was trying out a new recipe yesterday, I thought I would share it with you. I started with two pieces of turkey breast, because that's what I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at frayed at the edge
The weather has seriously let us down this weekend. It rained on Friday, it snowed on Saturday, it wasn't too bad yesterday .......... but it has snowed all day today! To brighten things up a bit, yesterday I made a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at frayed at the edge
"Why" I can hear you cry "are you showing us a photo of snow, when this is your progress report?" It's because this was the first photo in the file that has some of the photos for my report in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at frayed at the edge
On Wednesday I gave you a sneak peek at this lovely little bundle of batiks, from The Quilt Shop the six fat eighths, pressed ready to cut I cut strips of 4", 3" and 2", then mixed them up and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at frayed at the edge
........ on the way home, I got Malcolm to drop me off, so that I could take photos of the alpacas but I couldn't get clear photos - I need to go back with my big lens to zoom in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Thank you for your continuing kind thoughts and good wishes for Jennifer. She is slowly getting better, although she has a long rehab in front of her. She will be in hospital for some time to come - for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Thank you for such an interesting whistle stop tour!!
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2018 on Viennese whirl at love those cupcakes
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 Mar 19, 2018 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 Mar 16, 2018 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 Mar 14, 2018 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 Mar 12, 2018 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