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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
Recent Activity
Friends of Stuart and Alison have recently become parents to a gorgeous baby girl, so of course I offered to make a quilt. The brief ...... anything pink and with unicorns! I had a look in my baskets of wadding... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at frayed at the edge
That made me chuckle! I once heard a Dad saying to his little boy what did he want for breakfast. The answer - a toy. So Dad says you can't have a toy for breakfast, to which the tot answers, well, can I have it for my birthday!!
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Regular readers know that on weekdays I leap jump stumble out of bed at 6.20, to engage with the implements of torture in my efforts to get fit (which begs the question, WHEN will I actually get fit??!!). But there... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at frayed at the edge
It all looks fabulous, and brings back happy memories of our trip there with Stuart, at the end of 1997!!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Bali...time to relax at Just Like Martha
Me too!!!!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Monday Mantra... at Just Like Martha
Yes, it's grim up north!!
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No, don't worry, winter hasn't arrived early! Last Tuesday saw me trundling down the road to The Quilt Shop, to teach the second part of the snowman cushion. Last month we had stitched our wonky borders, so now we were... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at frayed at the edge
It's a trade off, isn't it ....... we live in the middle of the most beautiful countryside, but then we don't have the amenities you have in the city. Have a great weekend, Anne xx
As a change to visiting castles, we headed to Scolton Manor. As we walked from the carpark up to the house, we came upon this amazing carving here is a small detail further on, this owl was decidedly more weathered.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Today's report starts in Haverfordwest, where the water was so still ....... there were perfect reflections of the bridges the ruins of the castle dominate the skyline as we drove down this steep hill, it seemed that we would drive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Hello my lovely peeps! Did you miss me? I certainly missed you - no wifi for a whole week!! We had a super, if at times rather damp, holiday, and spent the week celebrating Malcolm's birthday. We stayed in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at frayed at the edge
It's time for the next round up of progress on my 17 projects. (remember to head over to Meredithe's blog to see what everyone else has achieved this month)No finishes this month, but lots of progress! First up on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at frayed at the edge
What a gorgeous toddler - I can't believe he's two!! Belated happy birthday - my slice of your cake must have got lost in the post. Haven't read any of those books. Like the French name for medlars. Love the view through the door into the garden. Even I feel sorry for the poor bullied cat!!
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We are celebrating our wedding anniversary today ....... 31 happy years! please pop back in on Thursday, not only for this month's 17UFOs in 2017 report, but also for news of another big celebration on Sunday! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at frayed at the edge
A very good piece of advice!!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2017 on Monday Mantra.... at Just Like Martha
Oh dear, my best intentions to shed a few pounds keep getting thwarted! First, it happened on Thursday, when we were heading up the A1 to Berwick. Some miles north of Alnwick, just where the road becomes dual carriageway again,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at frayed at the edge
The weather last Thursday was glorious, so we decided to head over to Cragside, to both go round the house, and have a walk in the glorious gardens first stop was the old stable block which has several displays, one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at frayed at the edge
What an excellent weekend - and happy belated anniversary!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on Weekend Away - Canberra at Just Like Martha
....... and settle down to enjoy this rather long post! When we were out and about last week, Malcolm had to make an emergency stop, so that I could jump out of the car to take photos - first of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at frayed at the edge
When we were driving up the A1 recently, we saw a sign for a new coffee/gift shop in Brownieside (the sign for the turn-off always makes me smile, thinking of my delightful bloggy friends Jenny and Lucy, the Crafty Brownies... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at frayed at the edge
That's definitely one for me!! At the moment I am falling out of bed at 6.30 to go out for an early morning power walk, 5 times a week ...... my legs are definitely getting stronger!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on Monday Mantra.... at Just Like Martha
You could have sent me your slice of cake!! I really do hate bad service - if you don't like dealing with/serving people, change your job, go work on your own at the top of a mountain!! We have had a few white butterflies in the garden, but not the great variety we had in the last garden.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2017 on Goings on at love those cupcakes
On Friday morning, we went for a little potter round Berwick, stopping first to admire the second-hand bookshop. For years the owner had a weekly stall in the Buttermarket, but recently decided that he would prefer to be indoors. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at frayed at the edge
What an excellent sentiment!!
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2017 on Monday Mantra..... at Just Like Martha
The scenery is stunning - and how good is that - a friend who makes wine!! Like you, I can't cope with straight rows of crochet - I'm never sure which is the first and last stitch and end up with wonky edges, so your shawl pattern is something I could do. Have a wonderful summer, and I'm looking forward to your return, all fired up with new crafty ideas!! Anne xx
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2017 on Half Granny Shawl Tutorial at Two Crafty Brownies