My darling bud of May

My darling bud of May

Today is the Rosebud's second birthday. Hard to believe it's been two years since this little one came into our lives.  She's so precious.  But of course, I am very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very biased. She's...

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Work in progress

Work in progress

Here's my latest work in progress.  A quilt! The Japanese floral will be the backing, with a two-tone herringbone front. As I don't have a long-arm sewing machine, I'm going to have to hand-quilt this one. Eeek. That's a...

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Lovely lavender

Lovely lavender

My house smells DIVINE at the moment.  I used to think these were so 'granny'.  Lavender sachets?  Ugh!  Once upon a time I wouldn't have been caught dead with these in my drawers.  And maybe they still are, and maybe I'm...

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The girls

The girls

Meet the girls.  They're a fun bunch.  Down to earth.  Ready for action.  They enjoy their food too (note the lack of waistlines). They're not perfect; but if you can look past their pigeon toes and stubby fingers their little...

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Long awaited long johns

Long awaited long johns

Well, hello there!  Remember me?  Been a while hey.  There is a reason I haven't posted about the new baby (yep, that's the Rosebud and Bubba-Lewey - isn't he gorgeous??), or about any of the sugar-free, gluten-free and...

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The List

Yikes!  It's been a little while since I've blogged.  Such a little while, in fact, that I've decided to make a list.  Yep, it has come to that for me.  I have finally arrived at Destination Desperation.  You may know it.  It's...

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At ease with an ocean breeze…

At ease with an ocean breeze…

I don't know about you, but for me, packing for a few days away is nearly as bad as packing for a 7 week overseas holiday.  No matter how organised I try to be I am always running around at the last minute like a headless...

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Xanthe of Wife-made

Hello! I’m Xanthe…

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