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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
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.……. than to decide to have a day out on the day that the schools broke up for the summer, because of course that meant that it rained!! There was the odd spot of rain as we pottered round Corbridge,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at frayed at the edge
Last Wednesday, we headed south to Seaburn, to visit the amazing Lucy Locket Land. Lucy and I were blogging friends some years ago, but we somehow lost touch. But then I came across her on Instagram, and was delighted to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Hello everyone, I've just popped in to say that it is much to hot to think about blogging!! However you can still keep up with what I'm doing on Instagram (@annetaydon). I'll be back when the weather cools down a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Oh dear, this is a very meagre report! Regular readers know that I have been very busy all month doing a lot of quilting for my friend Margaret, Queen of Appliqué. I'm not allowed to show you what I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Jennifer is continuing to make a good recovery after breaking her leg so badly back in March, so yesterday morning we popped down to Morpeth and picked her up, to go out for a cuppa. We headed to Newbiggin, to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Come and stay with me, and I will make you a decent vegan afternoon tea!! Love the dinosaurs, very industrial looking! I wash my inside windows with hot soapy water, squeegee them, then wipe any drips with kitchen roll - quick and easy.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2018 on Staying local in verbs at love those cupcakes
……. but as I mentioned before, there is an embargo on the photos until after Abbey Quilters exhibition next month. So today we have an update on the garden. At the front of the house we have this narrow verge... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at frayed at the edge
On Friday I shared Malcolm's photos of our walk, so today, here are my photos. As you can see, I may have had a slight advantage when it came to camera size! my first photo is of one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at frayed at the edge
We came up to our flat in Berwick at lunchtime (after spending the morning doing the housework!), and as it was a bright and breezy afternoon, we went out for a long walk round the town. I handed Malcolm the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at frayed at the edge
I don't know what happened, but these photos from last Thursday never made it into blog! In the morning we went over to Rothbury for a walk, as the sun was shining, as you can see from this view of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday morning, we headed up the A1 with Stuart and Alison, and after a stop for a delicious brunch in Carnaby's, they headed on up over the Border, while we turned off to Berwick. In the afternoon, we went for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Recently at The Quilt Shop , we had a visit from these two delightful ladies from Beamish Museum. They did a presentation on Joe the Quilter and his grisly murder. His cottage is being reconstructed at Beamish, and as part... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at frayed at the edge
When we came back from our holiday, I looked round my Attic and thought - oh dear, I really need to have a proper tidy and reorganisation! I decided that I would dismantle the Super Quilter (on the left of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Oh dear, do give the littlest a big cuddle from me, and perhaps a dog biscuit for Boo! Love the knitting and your garden photos. Not such good news about your foot - I do hope something can be done for your foot, despite the GP pessimism!
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2018 on May days at love those cupcakes
We were somewhat surprised when we got up yesterday morning to find that it was raining. While agreeing that the garden needed it (the grass is turning yellow), we were a little bit annoyed, as we had planned to go... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at frayed at the edge
The good weather since we came back from Majorca has meant that Malcolm has been busy in the garden he has painted the gates and put gravel round the gateposts on the other side of the garden, there hadn't been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at frayed at the edge
My goodness, where did May go! I was somewhat discombobulated to realise that this is the last day of the month, and I hadn't organised my 6&6 post. So there has been a frantic scrambling through rather a lot of... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at frayed at the edge
I have sewn for as long as I can remember, including making curtains and cushions. I didn't make this pair, but as you can see, I am letting down the hem having pressed the bottom of the curtains, I laid... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at frayed at the edge
I got organised after lunch to do a bit of simple cooking. First, I assembled these ingredients to make a dish which is simply known as Indian chicken (my version of a recipe that was in a magazine many years... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at frayed at the edge
This is a very random last selection from the holiday photos. As you go through, you will find some wonderful gnarly old trees, pigeons sharing a window with a tv ariel(!), a brilliant yellow jeep which Malcolm wouldn't let me... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at frayed at the edge
I had hoped to have all the photos sorted out for today's post, but I was at The Quilt Shop all day yesterday teaching, and I was there again today for our usual Wednesday sewing day. So here is just... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Hello! Did you miss me? I missed you and I am looking forward to catching up with what you have been up to while we were away. I have been busy since we got back getting the laundry done and... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at frayed at the edge
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