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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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I have busy all afternoon in the garden, sweltering in the sun! It is still very hot, much too hot to sit and blog!! So I will just wish you all a wonderful weekend ........ it is a holiday weekend... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at frayed at the edge
One of our favourite walks on holiday is along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollensa, where most of the trees lean out towards the sea further along the walk is this little wooden jetty - I am sure I take... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at frayed at the edge
Hello, my lovely peeps ........ did you miss me, because I certainly missed you! I have about 270 photos to sort through, so here is just a quick taste of our holiday. We were delighted with this year's villa -... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at frayed at the edge
After colouring in the leaf, the next stage is to cover it with the kitchen paper, and iron it with a very hot dry iron. Any loose colour will come off on to the paper repeat with clean paper, until... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at frayed at the edge
I recently watched Meg Hawkey demonstrate this technique on an episode of The Quilt Show, so of course I had to give it a go! This is all you need - a piece of fabric, a box of wax crayons,... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at frayed at the edge
The last stretch of our walk is along The Avenue pausing to admire another wooden gate I mentioned the villager who has strange things in their garden. How about a teapot hanging on a branch or teddies marooned high in... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at frayed at the edge
We have a little bit of house envy, whenever we pass this house, which is undergoing extensive renovations I might have to sneak out one night and acquire this old weathered fence post, complete with rusty wire. It would look... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at frayed at the edge
......... being eaten by the birds, we continued our walk, stopping to admire the view over to the sea we were tempted to sit for a while, admiring the view ....... but the thought of all the calories we had... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at frayed at the edge
After indulging in the chocolate cakes on Friday afternoon, we thought perhaps we should walk the long way home through the village. I had been told there were some emus in a field near the coffee shop ....... but I... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at frayed at the edge
These look fabulous!!
I am posting my April report a little bit early ........ as tomorrow we head off for our annual sojourn in Majorca! First up is a bit more progress on Mrs B - another batch of hexies (yawn!) the next... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at frayed at the edge
It may be almost the end of April, but I got up yesterday morning to find a dusting of snow on Sunday the weather was so good we sat out on the deck to have our lunch, but we decided... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at frayed at the edge
We must never forget those who gave their lives, so we could have our freedom.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2017 on Anzac Day 2017 ~ Lest We Forget at Just Like Martha
Excellent advice!!
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2017 on Monday Mantra... at Just Like Martha
When I saw these pencils featured in a magazine recently, I succumbed to temptation and ordered a set. They have been designed by Alex Anderson of The Quilt Show ........ ........ and these are the little sayings on them. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Isn't it wonderful when you don't have to pack it all away, so that you can use the table for dinner! It all looks fabulous, and I love your idea for storing the plugs in a box. I haven't yet succumbed to the Ikea trolley! Have a great weekend, Anne xx
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2017 on Jenny's Craft Room at Two Crafty Brownies
You know what it's like ........ when you find a good hairdresser, you don't want to part company with her, so yesterday morning we headed up to Kelso, for my regular appointment with the wonderful Melissa. We stopped on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at frayed at the edge
On Monday we went to Alnwick for another long walk. We stopped to admire this larger than life statue of Harry Hotspur a detail from his armour as we crossed the Lion Bridge, I paused to take an arty shot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Your flowers look fabulous!!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Wedding Flowers..... at Just Like Martha
I prefer Gaviscon!!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2017 on Easter parade at love those cupcakes
We went out for a walk on Saturday morning when we were up in Berwick. First, we sneaked on to the dock to take photos of these three boats. The one on the left has been sitting there for over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at frayed at the edge
All sorts of things have been going on this week! On Monday, I worked on my new design wall. I taped together two of the sturdy cardboard boxes which the removal firm had given us, then I called in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at frayed at the edge
Some more of Margaret's lovely quilts for you to enjoy! You saw a detail of this fairy quilt in Monday's post a nursery rhyme quilt her latest project - Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam a detail from another Christmas quilt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at frayed at the edge
What a wonderful catch up!! Lilly looks gorgeous, the cakes are fabulous ....... but of course the stars are John's parents. How amazing to be married that long - and may they have many more happy years!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2017 on Around here lately...... at Just Like Martha
What is it with cats - I've just read Thimbleanna's latest post, which contained 5 cats (but also a very cute baby, so I will forgive her) Sorry you were a bit poorly - Malcolm has very generously given me his cold, so I have been sniffing and sneezing!!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2017 on Last week at love those cupcakes