Ashmoleon Museum A few weeks ago I was in Oxford, the day I delivered the slippers, and I decided to spend some time in the Ashmolean Museum. At the time they had three Free Exhibitions and I went and looked at each of them. But first I went up to the roof terrace and had… Read More Four Exhibitions
Last week I was away in Spain on a pilgrimage. Not the one you might expect, to Compostella but one in the Footsteps of Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross. I thought I would share a few of the photographs I took while I was there. The first five night were spent… Read More My Spanish pilgrimage
I promised to tell you more about my Merchant’s Chest when I had decided how to use it. But of course the first thing to be done was to prepare it. I got out my vacuum cleaner and a duster because inside there were quite a few wood shavings and little piles of sawdust. Then… Read More The Chest revealed
Last week my grandaughter Louisa came to stay. We had a very busy week that included: crafting, playing computer games, visiting play parks, meeting up with uncles, aunt, and cousins, shopping and reading books. The first thing we did was to make some orange jelly and then later we made some lime jelly: all with… Read More Busy, busy, busy.
A recent project that was not involved with knitting and crochet (that I see as my main focus) involved trying to copy a notebook from Paperchase that my younger daughter had given me for Christmas. I am using my book to record my knitting and crochet projects and this has led indirectly to my deciding… Read More Butterfly Book Cover
Well…………………….. I was taught knitting, crochet and various sorts of embroidery when I was a child. I was a very slow knitter but by knitting the occasional item, such as baby coats when I was expecting a child I gradually improved. (I knitted a third coat – for my son – but I must have… Read More Why Did I Start this Blog?