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Interests: knitting, reading, sewing, crochet, quilting, embroidery, cinema. travelling
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... I love Christmas... can u tell? and if my lot can eat mince pies by the dozen already.... Monica
A tutorial. First of all a 'Pandoro' is a traditional Italian Christmas cake. It's traditionally plain, light buttery sponge, although the one I have here has chocolate in it as well... (oops) So this is what you do: 1) if... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
Do you know how children sometime come up with totally random sentences that have nothing to do with what they're doing and where they are? and you can see there's a whole lot more in their heads that just didn't... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
My little cousin got married in September. We were invited but we just couldn't make it... school had started by only a couple of days and we simply couldn't take the boys off to Italy... I was sad because leaving... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
My dearest children, I can see an improvement. I can see some thoughts for 'the next person' has gone into your action and for this I'm truly grateful. You are all obvious maturing and thinking about others and not just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2015 on 104-2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
You know... I'm almost relieved it's Monday... the horrible news of last Friday have tinted the following days with a feeling of sadness and disbelief... and we were so busy, all of us, that there was no time to stop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Striped socks. Socks with stripes. Stripes is one of those words that if repeated a few times begins to lose its meaning... try it... stripes stripes stripes stripes... it turns weird. Just me? Sorry. Anyway, as you know I have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I'm mildly obsessed with succulents... but can't really find them around here... only the boring ones... your terrarium is lovely by the way. Keep making them.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2015 on The terrarium of awesome. at the scent of water
This morning, after I dropped off No 2 to rugby training I leashed the dog and rambled through the city for an hour. I don't know you... but normally when I walk around my town I have a purpose, as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Acer Shawl, by Joanne Scrace Pattern purchased from Yarn: Cascade 220, from the stash, 3 skeins. In the stash. Hook: 4.5mm (Hello again. No curls this time). This was a most satisfactory project. Quick (once I got over the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
On Sunday the weather was weird. Foggy and misty in one place and sunny down the road. No 3 played rugby in the fog, No 2 in the sun two miles apart. After lunch I decided to take my parents... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Back home. It's a whirlwind round here lately... back to school, parents over from Italy, huge party for the 30th anniversary of Mr M's business... It was a great night. I wore a sparkly dress and bright blue shoes! (loosely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Perugia to be exact. I can't believe this beautiful city is only an hour away from my parents' house and I've never been before. This was only a quick after thought of a visit, an ice-cream, a stroll through the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
After the beach... the hills. A long walk (with... restaurant stop in the middle... ahem...) The boys did brilliantly. They virtually sprinted the 3.5miles of the return leg and waited for us adults by the car. It felt good. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
che meraviglia!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2015 on piano at sunset at FuoriBorgo
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sounds like a good one! I love dresses ... so easy to wear.. and only one thing to put on in the morning!
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2015 on Stylish Party Dresses ~ a giveaway at FuoriBorgo
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A stroll on the beach Nobody else put their feet in the water... (I certainly did not), but you try stopping this lot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I can hardly believe it's been more than a year since my last visit. Not good. Not good at all. It's good for the soul, this place. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I don't know about you but it takes me longer to decide what project to take on holiday than which clothes I'm going to pack. It used to be books... this one, that one... the fear of running out of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
It amazes me every time how I can cast a project aside when with twenty minutes of extra work it could be finished. It really is weird. Yesterday morning I was bumming around in my study looking for something to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I just mentioned chestnuts in my post... that's exactly what I felt like having yesterday... no luck though...
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2015 on chestnuts and pinecones at FuoriBorgo
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keep enjoying it. I think that's the main thing.
And just like that the weekend is over. It was a good one. The boys did a lot of sport (the ratio of 3 children to 2 adults sometimes complicates things but we managed... just), we saw friends we hadn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead
Yeay, random Friday is back!! (as if 'hand-creams' wasn't random enough...) So today I had a few errands to do and walked into town which made me realise a few things: - I love the location of our new house.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at {quilt} while you're ahead