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Showing posts from August 19, 2012

My 900th post and Books #32 - #41

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#32 The Saltmarsh Murders
by Gladys Mitchell

Although this is the fourth in the Mrs Bradley series it is my first and something I came across in the Library by chance. (Holborn Library is awesome by the way if you work in the area). I was attracted by the description of Mrs Bradley which I forget the exact words for but was something like "small, shrivelled and remarkably ugly". She sounded like my kind of anti-heroine and indeed in the books she is. My liking for this one caused me to get hold of the TV series starring the really beautiful Diana Rigg as Mrs Bradley. Not fitting a single element of the description in the book I was rather surprised at the casting but she does look f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s in the outfits. Sadly the series is bilge and only to be tried if you're in your second week of flu and have run through all the Murder She Wrote's alre…

Oh What A Lovely Wedding

The wedding of Nickerjac and Andy took place last Saturday. It really was lovely. Jane had lent her family home on the Isle of Wight and it was the perfect setting. A beautiful garden was lovingly done up with about a mile of my handmade bunting. They both looked lovely. Plus I finally get to show the waistcoat I was making for Andy (plus a matching one for their littl'un).  I also had a hand in Nic's dress although the body of it was done by another more skilled sewer than I.  She looked like a Princess! My face was 99% grin through the whole ceremony which Laura performed brilliantly. As well as a mountain of savouries we also had a candy bar. It was brilliant! Lots and lots and I mean LOTS of sweets and little paper bags all hand stamped to put them in. Kids of all sizes were enjoying that one. And I adore this photo of Yvonne and Sue trying to make their selections.  You can see all of my photos here. It really was a very lovely day. 

Festival of Quilts 2012

Squeee! It was another lovely one. I went with Mum again and we both had a great time. Here she is rifling through the Liberty scraps with the greatest concentration.
As was I of course, except to pause and take a sneaky photo without her noticing. Here are the ones I picked out.
It's the amazingly fine lawn cotton and the perfect size for lovely little somethings.

The quilts were of the usual excellent standard and variety. I loved the Miniature Quilts section last year and this year it was definitely my favourite. Pictures of some are hard to take given the light and the number of people. This was the first place winner.
You see how perfect that is? It's about 5 inches across. There's a close up of the detail here. The workmanship was just amazing. I actually preferred her second one - which came second. Yep, she got first and second place in this category. Here it is.
Bit fuzzy but yes, she made miniature 9 patch stars. I can't even do them full size. Phew. Detail h…