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Patching the Patchwork Quilt

When I first left home, many many years ago, my mother gave me a patchwork quilt which she had made for me. It’s a fascinating piece of family history to look at – it contains patches made from both my school dresses and those of my sister, fragments from skirts and dresses I associate with […]

Retro Owl Cushion

I’ve had a very lazy few days off over Easter. Apart from the trip to the theatre on Saturday, and lunch with some friends on Sunday, I’ve largely just based myself at home, re-charging my batteries. One of the ways I like to unwind is by making things, and I was pleased to discover a […]

Letters from University

I think Christopher’s stepfather must have been clearing out his attic recently, as he has just kindly sent me a bundle of letters which Christopher wrote home to his mother when he was up at Oxford. That was in the early ’80s – years before I knew him, and in fact while I was still […]