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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
Yesterday, we went up to Kelso, as I had an appointment with my lovely hairdresser Melissa. While she restored my blonde gorgeousness, her puppy Jake snoozed in his bed beside me we then went on to the flat, walking over... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at frayed at the edge
......... but it is all go for Christmas in the quilting world! On Saturday we had the second part of the Christmas Whimsy workshop with Lucie. This shows my blocks all cut to size and my sashings cut here, we... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at frayed at the edge
Yes, I know that it is almost the middle of November, but Meredithe had technical issues with her internet connection that went on for two weeks, so I am only now doing my October report. To start, I have a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at frayed at the edge
On Monday, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, so after lunch we abandoned our domestic chores and went out for a walk. I thought the heavy chain and padlock were pointless on this gate, when even I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at frayed at the edge
First, dear peeps, I just want to thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers for the family following the death of Malcolm's brother-in-law. But now we move on to something wonderful! I have been keeping a very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Hello, my dearest peeps. We received some sad news this morning ........Malcolm's brother-in-law, the husband of his older sister Jennifer, died suddenly last night. So I won't be here for a while. Love, Anne Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at frayed at the edge
There were some of you (you know who you are!) who thought that they were going to see handsome young men with rippling muscles when they saw the word Chippendale in Wednesday's title. So to make up for your disappointment,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at frayed at the edge
I promised you a report on Malcolm's project to customise the kitchen wine rack auditioning some pieces of wood from his stash plenty more to choose from including this lovely shelf, which was mine! using his trusty Workmate as you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at frayed at the edge
I must put the museum on my places-to-go list ....... as a former employee of British Rail, it's definitely one for me to visit! For once I don't want your baking, as I don't like peanut butter (although I do like peanuts).
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2017 on Comings and goings at love those cupcakes
I know some of my friends think I am mad getting up early, but if I had stayed in my bed this morning ........ ....... I would have missed this wonderful sunrise in the end, Storm Brian didn't reach us,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at frayed at the edge
When I was putting clean sheets on the bed this morning, I noticed these strange marks what had happened? Had I perhaps splashed the sheet with bleach? No, it was the sun shining through the net curtain and casting the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at frayed at the edge
I have been down the A1 to The Quilt Shop so often recently, I think my car could drive there on its own! Today I took in the finished Funky Chickens wallhanging (which is even brighter than it looks in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at frayed at the edge
How can such a beautiful building full of books be intimidating??!! Given that a great deal of children are leaving school functionally illiterate, shouldn't we be doing all we can to encourage children to read? AS for the existence of Netflix ....... perhaps having enjoyed a film based on a book, people would then want to read the book There - that's my old lady rant for the day!!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2017 on Chugging along at love those cupcakes
On Saturday, I headed off down the A1 to The Quilt Shop, ready for a day of fun! The wonderful Lucie had designed this wonderful whimsical wallhanging for us to sew (the photos are used with Lucie's permission) every block... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at frayed at the edge
I was somewhat surprised today to receive an envelope in the post with a Guernsey stamp on it, as I don't know anyone there but all was soon explained ...... the envelope contained a card made by one of those... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at frayed at the edge
......... to be a cat! I love the Garfield cartoon strip - yes, I know he is a cat, and I don't like cats, but he is so intelligent he must be a dog in disguise! Remember, you can click... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at frayed at the edge
So, what was happening on the quayside last week? You probably guessed that they were setting up to film a tv show or a film. My first guess, which was also Anne's guess (I knew that was what you would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at frayed at the edge
AS long as we talk of our loved ones, they are never really gone! In lots of situations we will say something which our parents would have said (my favourite saying of my Mum's ...... I'm not buying you chocolate biscuits, you just eat them!!!!! Have a great weekend, Anne xx
Last Thursday, we set of for a stroll through the village, pausing to admire these fungi growing under a tree I meant to look this tree up in my book, but I forgot, and as I am writing this at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Would Taylor like to visit - she could earn her keep by making some of those wonderful cakes for me (and maybe a slice for Malcolm!!)
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2017 on Around here lately.... at Just Like Martha
When I posted about my lack of progress on my 17 UFOs, I didn't mention that I had been working on some other projects. That's because I was making samples for classes at The Quilt Shop, and I had to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at frayed at the edge
............ ME!!!!! the day got off to a good start, with my favourite breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs then lots of lovely pressies and cards Malcolm gave me a super big tv for The Attic ........ and I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Oh dear, a very sparse report this month! First, we were of course away for the first week of the month, and since we came back I have been a bit poorly (Malcolm very kindly gave me the terrible cough... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at frayed at the edge
I've just popped into say that I forgot that I will be posting the end-of-the-month update for the 17UFOs challenge tomorrow, so for today I will share with you the delicious cupcakes that I bought at an amazing bargain price.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at frayed at the edge
We had been invited to a financial seminar in Newcastle today (I strongly deny that I only went as a buffet lunch was included!). As Malcolm wasn't overly keen on driving into the city and finding somewhere to park (which... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at frayed at the edge