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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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......... we have spent the last two hours watching the unfolding news of the dreadful events in London, and our thoughts are with all of those affected. But I firmly believe that the best response to terrorists who want to... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at frayed at the edge
What a wonderful second instalment - looking forward to seeing part three!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on New York...part two at Just Like Martha
Oooh - all that rhubarb talk took me back to childhood! We used to love getting a piece of raw rhubarb,straight from the garden, and a paper bag with sugar in it. We would dip the rhubarb into the sugar, and enjoy the contrast of the sour rhubarb and the sweet sugar. My Mum used to bake a rhubarb pie - just the same recipe as her apple pie, but with sliced rhubarb and lots of sugar, instead of apple. And stewed rhubarb and custard was a regular pudding in the summer. And of course homemade rhubarb and ginger jam ......
I'm sure there were lots of interesting things in your post - but all I can remember are those beautiful, delicious, sweet , lovely yumyums!!
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Hooray, the landline and broadband were connected this morning. We may be in a small village, but the speeds are excellent! The unpacking continues, with not too much more to do now. I thought I would wait until the rooms... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at frayed at the edge
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As we don't yet have a broadband connection at the new house (it's scheduled for Monday), we have popped up to the flat to catch up on a million emails!! So of course that also means I can do a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at frayed at the edge
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All went well yesterday, and just after lunch we took possession of our new home in the small village of Swarland as well as the house, there is a double garage. But where does the door at the back of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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Loving the girls' reaction to snow!! It all looks fabulous - I may have to put a trip to New York on my wish list!!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2017 on New York - New York - part one at Just Like Martha
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......... while we move into our new home! We have lots to do over the next couple of weeks, so I will be taking a short break from blogging - but don't worry, I will be back as soon as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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I am still working away on my hexies, and now only have the eight on the right still to quilt when I was at the Abbey Quilters' UFO day at the start of the month, I laid the hexies out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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When we got up on Tuesday morning, we were somewhat surprised to find that a ship had come into the dock overnight! As soon as it was light, there was a constant stream of lorries queueing up to load it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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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
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2017 on Three Courses of Pancakes! at Two Crafty Brownies
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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 Feb 22, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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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!!
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Life lately in verbs at love those cupcakes
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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
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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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
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2017 on Creative Happenings at Two Crafty Brownies
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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
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at frayed at the edge
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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!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2017 on Sweet Tuesday at love those cupcakes
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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!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2017 on Sugar with a touch of spice at love those cupcakes
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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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