Monthly Archives: July 2013

Charleston Farmhouse

More pictures from my trip to Kent. Charleston Farmhouse near Lewes has a fabulous garden – profusion is the word that comes to mind. The inside of the house is a must see too, we were not able to take … Continue reading

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Meadow Mandalas

In response to iHanna’s post about the mandala making Sumo Paint tool, I told her that about 10 years ago I used to take photos, make oodles of copies and then cut segments from them to glue together to make mandalas. She … Continue reading

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Yes, I’ll come clean, I have discovered yet another thing that can absorb me for HOURS when I ‘should’ be doing other things!!! Following Hanna’s post, and her brilliant tutorial notes, I have been playing, first with the rose photos … Continue reading

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Cake Stand required

It was my granddaughter’s Christening this weekend – we had the most wonderful family gathering in the fabulous sunshine we are revelling in this summer. Friends brought an amazing display of gorgeous cakes And cake stands were needed. We had … Continue reading

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…….After Derek Jarman’s garden, and the walk from Prospect Cottage to the sea, we grabbed some lunch and tootled off to Sissinghurst Castle, the home of one of my all-time heroines, Vita Sackville-West. The place was heaving and it was very difficult … Continue reading

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A walk to the sea from Prospect Cottage

Windblown shacks and old decaying boats create a fascinating open air ‘museum’. The sea, the tide out for miles and people digging in the sand flats, maybe for cockles? Looking back at the road, with Prospect Cottage on the horizon, … Continue reading

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Dungeness on Tuesday

I’ve wanted to see Derek Jarman’s Garden for at least 15 years and on Tuesday, after a long drive across the bleak, flat marshes we found it more easily than I thought we might. Although it is not as he … Continue reading

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Kent on Monday

So much to tell you! On Monday I spent a very hot and sticky 4.5 hours in my car (no air-con) to stay with friends in Kent and was rewarded by arriving in the most idyllic garden full of roses … Continue reading

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Studio Day last Sunday

I am a little behind with this post as currently I am in Kent (more about that later). The weather was glorious on Sunday and we tried to get in any shade we could. Wendy was drawing pebbles Tony was … Continue reading

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We have a lot of anniversaries in our family in July (and then another batch come along in October). On Friday it was E’s birthday – I have been a Granny for 6 years! Instead of a card I decorated … Continue reading

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Studio Day tomorrow!

Studio day tomorrow and it looks like being a stunningly glorious day! Can’t wait!

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OMG! this is just the best thing!

I can’t write too much as it’s late and I really need to wind down or I will never get to sleep, but I just had to share this Kaleidoscope programme from iHanna’s blog click here to see her post. … Continue reading

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Entries close 12 noon tomorrow

Entires for the freebie little jacket, more pics here , will close tomorrow, Saturday 13th. at 12 noon.   Draw! The jacket is going to London as a present for a new baby with a very lovely and unusual name!

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A give-away!

I can’t send the little jacket I posted about yesterday to my godson for his new baby – I noticed a flaw in it – the photos showed it up: can you see there is a change in the stitches in … Continue reading

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A new baby!

My Godson and his very clever, lovely wife had their first baby today! There is always a touch of apprehension waiting for a new arrival, but she arrived safely and Mum, Dad, and baby are doing very WELL! I have … Continue reading

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There are little pockets of time when the world stops spinning quite so fast and one steps into some kind of heaven – lunch with old school friends in a beautiful peaceful haven of a garden gave me just such … Continue reading

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Saturday Link Hop

Originally posted on QuinnCreative:
How did Saturday come around so fast again? It’s time to announce the winner for the Featuring magazine: Kristin Freeman is the winner–Congratulations and thanks for reading my blog! San Francisco may be the City by…

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Knitting for Fairies

Last week was bit of a knit-a-thon! (I was happy to take a break at the weekend and go gardening) I have been trying to create a pattern for this darling little jacket: The style was inspired by one of … Continue reading

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