The Wedding Cardigan

A recent invitation to a wedding created a bit of a dilemma. My Vintage Challenge meant no new outfit so I looked through my wardrobe and chose a vintage Louis Feraud dress which I bought in the St Columba Hospice shop in Edinburgh about 15 years ago, and I still love it as much as I did the day I bought it. It has a black velvet bodice with spaghetti straps and a full black skirt with red rosebuds. I … More The Wedding Cardigan

A Darwinian Hybrid

One of the nicest things about having an allotment is seeing things re-emerge in spring bringing colour back to the plot. For me this means seeing the ‘Cowslips’ flower and provide nourishment for the bees as they emerge from their winter sleep. Cowslips are a particular favourite of mine. They transport me back to my childhood growing up in Dorset where the chalky hills around our village would take on a yellowy hue an I would … More A Darwinian Hybrid

Blackpool Wedding Quilt

Over the last couple of months the Blackpool SMS Knitting Group that I facilitate has been involved in a community arts project to stitch a signature quilt as a wedding gift from the people of Blackpool to Prince William and Katherine Middleton. The group has worked with North west based artist Lynn Setterington to stitch both signature and picture sections of the quilt. The quilt has its own blog on which you track progress of the … More Blackpool Wedding Quilt