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monica
England
Interests: knitting, reading, sewing, crochet, quilting, embroidery, cinema. travelling
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oh wow. I'd love to do this... no such place around here... (show us some!!)
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Our tradition at house on hill road
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I have a list. Not a particularly long list but things that needs to be done in order to get to the 'aaaaarrghhh' stage that I inevitably reach 2/3 of the way into December. Then I stopped at the car... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I don't really read in during the day except when I wait for No 3 to finish school. 20 minutes at most. And at the moment it's really hard because I have so many good books waiting for me... But... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
oh happy birthday Rebecca! have a fabulous day
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on in fairyland at FuoriBorgo
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I can still make quilts entirely out of my stash. And not a dent. Surely sooner or later I must ran out of fabric.... Geesh. I even have pink fabric which is remarkable given the lack of x chromosomes in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at {quilt} while you're ahead
I love mine! And it always gets a compliment...
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Just playing at the scent of water
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This past weekend Mr M and I flew to Rome for a big celebration. Where my brother was ordained as a priest. And celebrated his first Mass And it was very moving. And he was very cool. .... and.... I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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You know a project has been hanging around for too long when even you 13yr old son says "what? you're still doing that?" Yup. Sigh. To tell you the truth this project was really starting to annoy me. It was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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December. (let's pretend I posted this yesterday, ok?) If you want proof that children are creatures of habit just mention 'advent calendars' to my children. Once they've experienced a homemade one... they're hooked, and smirk at the little cardboard ones... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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it's Radio 4 book of the week and very very enjoyable!!
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2014 on My Life in Houses at Cornflower Books
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I have a new obsession. Small foundation piecing. And pincushions. Some of them are presents. Some of them are just because I can't stop making them. And it's not that I don't have anything else to do... ha ha ha... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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This weekend I finally quilted one of the two finished quilt tops that have been haunting me for a while. You must know the feeling... that little voice at the back of your mind that whispers 'quilt meeeee.... quilt meee...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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I bought myself a present. From Block Shop. I've been admiring and lusting over their scarves for quite some time and I wasn't disappointed. There's an aura of authenticity about it. In these days of machine made the imperfections of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Another great read. Two in a row... I ought to get a lottery ticket this weekend. It's not a new book, it came out in 2006 and with all probability you've already read it twice, wrote an essay about it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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First there was 'corner of my home'... then 'a week in colour'... then there was the weird one that asked you to take a picture standing on a chair or something... I'm thinking 'objects'. I've been thinking a lot lately... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Shhhh. It's a secret. A secret Santa type secret, so keep it to yourself! A little shawlette to keep the shoulders warm during the chilly winter months. One skein only of 4ply sock yarn (Knitglobal), 400m with a 3mm hook.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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You simply have to read this book. Simple. It is the worthy winner of this year Booker Price and it's amazing. Reductively described as a love story is so so much more. (And I love a good love story...give me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Sport. Sigh. It can lift the mood of this household... or plummet it into a dark abyss. Guess where we are this weekend. I'll help you... it ain't pretty. Liverpool lost (football) England lost (rugby) No 2's hockey team lost.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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It turned out that No 2's plane was very late and by the time we drove home in rush hour traffic we were two hours late. No 1 did well in supervising No 3 and feeding him but within five... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Indigo pouches WITH a zipper. Oh yes, because I'm not scared of zippers anymore... bring it on zippers I'm not afraid of you... Except when I forget to unzip you before stitching around the bag... or when I sew you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
I'm going to print this out. Thank you.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on Writing Practice :: Two at the scent of water
I think it's gorgeous! Happy. I like happy.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on Yellow at the scent of water
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No 3 has reluctantly gone back to school today. He must be the worst morning person EVER. I'm almost scared of waking him up sometimes! Anyway, one down and two to go. A few more days yet. No 1 is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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In the spirit of 'use it or lose it', I've been digging through my shelves for more things to do... and you know... it works. If I was made of stronger stuff I'd make some sort of pledge of not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
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Day 3. Still incredibly sunny and warm for the time of year. The perfect day for the sky deck of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe... (The tallest being Moscow tower in... Wait for it... Moscow!) Can you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead