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Anne Donald
The land of coast and castles
Wife and mother, very crafty (in a good way)
Interests: knitting, holidays, cooking, reading, sewing
Recent Activity
Well, here it is, the last report for the 6&6 challenge! This has been such a busy month, not an awful lot has been achieved. This piece of knitting will become bag, with a fabric lining I made these 6... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Well, this wasn't the report that I had planned at the start of the month! I had sorted out all these wonderful fabrics and a set of appliqué templates which had been a free gift with a magazine ……. and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!! I missed last month's report as we were on holiday in Australia, I haven't got much to report this month, and I am a day late! When we came home earlier in the month,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at frayed at the edge
This had been a rather busy month, but I have managed to make some progress on my UFOs this is my oldest UFO - I may have started this in the mid-90s!! I loved these books by Angela Madden ……...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Oh my, I don't know where the weeks have gone! I have been so busy enjoying the glorious summer, that blogging has been just about the last thing on my mind! But I thought I would pop in and share... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Although we have had some rain today, it is still a bit hot for blogging, so just a very quick description of our visit to Berwick on Thursday, and Warkworth yesterday. The swans were out in force on the river... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at frayed at the edge
This is a slightly different report this month, but I am sure Meredithe will forgive me for going slightly off-piste from our challenge. As I mentioned before, I have been doing a lot of quilting for my lovely friend Margaret,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at frayed at the edge
On Saturday morning, Malcolm dropped me off at my friend Sonia's house, as the two of us were heading up to Kelso for Abbey Quilters' Exhibition. As you know, I have been busy for the last few weeks quilting some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at frayed at the edge
.……. than to decide to have a day out on the day that the schools broke up for the summer, because of course that meant that it rained!! There was the odd spot of rain as we pottered round Corbridge,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Last Wednesday, we headed south to Seaburn, to visit the amazing Lucy Locket Land. Lucy and I were blogging friends some years ago, but we somehow lost touch. But then I came across her on Instagram, and was delighted to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Hello everyone, I've just popped in to say that it is much to hot to think about blogging!! However you can still keep up with what I'm doing on Instagram (@annetaydon). I'll be back when the weather cools down a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Oh dear, this is a very meagre report! Regular readers know that I have been very busy all month doing a lot of quilting for my friend Margaret, Queen of Appliqué. I'm not allowed to show you what I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Jennifer is continuing to make a good recovery after breaking her leg so badly back in March, so yesterday morning we popped down to Morpeth and picked her up, to go out for a cuppa. We headed to Newbiggin, to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Come and stay with me, and I will make you a decent vegan afternoon tea!! Love the dinosaurs, very industrial looking! I wash my inside windows with hot soapy water, squeegee them, then wipe any drips with kitchen roll - quick and easy.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2018 on Staying local in verbs at love those cupcakes
……. but as I mentioned before, there is an embargo on the photos until after Abbey Quilters exhibition next month. So today we have an update on the garden. At the front of the house we have this narrow verge... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at frayed at the edge
On Friday I shared Malcolm's photos of our walk, so today, here are my photos. As you can see, I may have had a slight advantage when it came to camera size! my first photo is of one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at frayed at the edge
We came up to our flat in Berwick at lunchtime (after spending the morning doing the housework!), and as it was a bright and breezy afternoon, we went out for a long walk round the town. I handed Malcolm the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at frayed at the edge
I don't know what happened, but these photos from last Thursday never made it into blog! In the morning we went over to Rothbury for a walk, as the sun was shining, as you can see from this view of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Yesterday morning, we headed up the A1 with Stuart and Alison, and after a stop for a delicious brunch in Carnaby's, they headed on up over the Border, while we turned off to Berwick. In the afternoon, we went for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Recently at The Quilt Shop , we had a visit from these two delightful ladies from Beamish Museum. They did a presentation on Joe the Quilter and his grisly murder. His cottage is being reconstructed at Beamish, and as part... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at frayed at the edge
When we came back from our holiday, I looked round my Attic and thought - oh dear, I really need to have a proper tidy and reorganisation! I decided that I would dismantle the Super Quilter (on the left of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at frayed at the edge
Oh dear, do give the littlest a big cuddle from me, and perhaps a dog biscuit for Boo! Love the knitting and your garden photos. Not such good news about your foot - I do hope something can be done for your foot, despite the GP pessimism!
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2018 on May days at love those cupcakes
We were somewhat surprised when we got up yesterday morning to find that it was raining. While agreeing that the garden needed it (the grass is turning yellow), we were a little bit annoyed, as we had planned to go... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at frayed at the edge
The good weather since we came back from Majorca has meant that Malcolm has been busy in the garden he has painted the gates and put gravel round the gateposts on the other side of the garden, there hadn't been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at frayed at the edge
My goodness, where did May go! I was somewhat discombobulated to realise that this is the last day of the month, and I hadn't organised my 6&6 post. So there has been a frantic scrambling through rather a lot of... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at frayed at the edge