Our winter lunch is usually a bowl of hot homemade soup. It is warming, and a good way to consume extra healthy vegetables. Occasionally, though, I will offer my other half his favourite – cheese on toast. I make my own variation of Welsh Rarebit, and it is tasty, but not as healthy as soup.… Read More Time for Lunch?
Thank you very much for considering me so often. Of course I appreciate being offered books at such very special offers. However…… ….. it would be rather good if occasionally you offered me books that I would like to read. So, here are this week’s books I won’t be reading Charles Dickens: A Life The… Read More Dear Mr Amazon
Just a quick post today, and a shot of the stand at the end of the first day at the Needlework Fiesta. Lots to top up and replenish, that was done yesterday morning before we re-opened. If you look carefully, you will see DH just disappearing out of the door. He was anxious to see… Read More The end of a perfect day!
The New Forest is a lovely part of Hampshire. Horses, ponies, cattle, sheep and pigs roam freely and there is a lot to see. Each April there is a Fiesta par excellence, devoted to all things stitchy! It’s normally at the end of April, but due to Easter it’s been moved forward and is happening… Read More Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta
Last week I mentioned Vicky Lugg. Vicky had a very talented daughter, Sarah who is also an artist. For a time she was based at her parents’ house, and we had the opportunity to see her studio and whatever was the current work in progress. It was sheer inspiration to watch her work, and I… Read More Nothing New Under the Sun 2!
I love making little books almost as much as I love dyeing. The wonderful thing is – I can combine both skills quite easily! These little books were made with hand dyed paper, which is a by-product of the dyeing. Colouring the paper is half the fun of making them, and I’m prepared to share… Read More Paper, paper, paper, book
Well, it’s Monday morning. It’s dreary, damp and dismal. That’s just outside, though, inside I’m working with colour, so none of the above words apply! (Not quite true, some parts of what I’m doing are just a little damp..) I’m sloshing colour in a profuse manner. It’s the best way to do it, and it’s… Read More The three d’s
I haven’t been well. I’ve had bronchitis, and it has been painful and irritating. However, thanks to a dose of antibiotics I am now on the road to recovery. I should have rested during this time, but unfortunately I had to work. Today, however, was different. No alarm, no reason to get up, so what… Read More Just a little bit of fun