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monica
England
Interests: knitting, reading, sewing, crochet, quilting, embroidery, cinema. travelling
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It's kind of ironic that I've fallen in love with street art in New York... only to come back and find this painted on a wall about a mile from my house: Word on the street is that it is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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All good things come to an end... so what better way to spend our last day than queuing for two hours to buy a cupcake? Oh yes, people, this is what you do when you're a mother and have a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Sooooo, busy day. Mr M, No 2 and 3 found a bar showing the Liverpool v Man City football (or should I say soccer?) match and were out of the flat at 8.30am... No 1 in true teenage fashion stayed... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Another sunny day. And WARM! So beautifully warm... We walked to Washington Square to get to the subway station and, looking back at the photos, I realise I'm developing a weird obsession with water towers. (You got to admit they're... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Let's NOT talk about feet, ok? Let's just look at random photos... So much to see at every corner. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 2. Sore feet. I totally regret having left my trainers at home. Sigh. And in no particular order... (The 9/11 memorial garden is incredibly moving. Me and Mr M and a 6mth old No 1 were having breakfast in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Ok so... the flight was delayed more than two hours and it was gone 9pm when we arrived to our place... but who cares right? We walked down the road to a pizza place with brick walls, red and white... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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It's really raining today. Cats and dogs kind of rain, and my attempts to photograph my latest finished quilt have been completely thwarted by the complete lack of light. It's a shame because now I have to wait a week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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- 1 1/2 to the beginning of the Easter Holidays. Yippee! (and that is said without sarcasm... I'm actually looking forward to it) - I have a new rug by the back door - Mr M is away on business... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Just because I still have a few of these old wooden hangers and a bag full of wool remnants. Trusted old pattern from 'Homemade' (Ros Badger and Elsepth Thompson). Size 2.5mm hook and sock wool remnants. Ridiculously satisfying. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I'm sure it'll look lovely! (gorgeous fabric!)
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Do you ever start cleaning a cupboard and end up baking a cake? No? Just me? On Saturday morning, when No 3 was (losing) at a football tournament (ah the drama... and you think it's only girls? Ha. Not. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I know this is a very different colour palette to what I normally use... some of you 'hate' this quilt... (YOU know who you are... don't hide!), but I actually like it and have really enjoyed making it. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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What do you have by your back door? one pair of Crocs one squashed rubber pig (the dog's) one frisby one pair of shoes one orange and one blue plastic rackets of sort (terribly noisy things, like playing tennis with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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It's dress making season. Ok it's also tidy up after the weekend season/food shopping season/should change the sheets on the bed season... but let's concentrate on one thing at a time. For once. I made another dress. And it fits.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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What? Sigh. 13. No more a child, and I can see in your tall body, in your beautiful face, in your gestures the man inside you beginning to get out. (to be honest? it's a bit scary) Happy birthday my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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... well almost Easter. It started off like this: ... but then it got tampered with... Makes me smile everytime. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I had gone into my study with the intention of cleaning it up a little. Honest. My intentions were instantly forgotten the moment I picket up the jar of big beads. Easily distracted? Moi? (Have you seen that t-shirt that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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It would be true to say that I have a 'thing' for beautifully styled cookery books. Yup. One of my favourite 'cooks' is Tessa Kiros, not only her books are a joy to leaf through... her recipe always works, which... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Merchant & Mills - Camber Dress Fabric bought with Ali in a place in Cheltenham that looks like this: ... and goes on and on and on... rooms after room after room. I don't think the people who run it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Oh what a beautiful morning.... oh what a beautiful day.... Run? Check Paint toe nails? Check Washing? Check Time to wear bright clothes? YES!! Ok, I give up. It's impossible to photograp this thing... it seems to 'glow' out of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Pjs. The story goes something like this... last year... or maybe the year before my lovely friend Sandra who lives in San Diego sent me this ' fabric thing' from Target. A gorgeous... table cloth? huge scarf? curtain? I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I'm starting to get a 'thing' for wooden spoons. From the utilitarian kitchen variety to the daintily crafted ones. But they need TLC, right? So after hearing about 3191 spoon oil for years I decided to give it a try.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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9 things on March 9. 1) I made a wicked tiramisu for a dinner with friends 2) the wickedness of the tiramisu' is directly correlated to the fact that my running today felt like running through treacle. Or mascarpone cheese...... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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A new knitted cushion. Chunky knitting. Size 12mm needles knitted cushion. Recycled jersey yarn cushion. And the best thing? It took less than 24 hours to make. :) The yarn is called 'Boodles', and I got mine at Hobbycraft (if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead