Monthly Archives: November 2013

Baby Quilt for Christmas

Christmas is coming, the quilts are getting fat… This is a little Christmassy baby quilt that I finished this evening, just in time for the Christmas Market tomorrow (1 Av de l’Eglise Anglaise, Lausanne, from 10am-4pm), on Saturday. Doesn’t it … Continue reading

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Feeling a little Christmassy

It’s been red, red, red all over the place here this weekend. I had a blissful Saturday morning when Mr T took the children skating, then a lovely afternoon just mooching around in our flat with my lovely brother who … Continue reading

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Orange squares for a little one

The wind is howling outside (“la bise noire”, it is called, which sounds rather like a rather dark and dangerous kiss…). The radiators are full on. Switzerland is slowly turning into a cold, dark place. Time for quilts! I finished … Continue reading

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Hexies growing

A week rushing around like a mad thing, sorting out future university affiliation for my sabbatical, checking out local schools for the children, working out the paper work and — ever still — taking an amused and somewhat ethnographic look … Continue reading

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On a Tuscan hillside

After the heat of summer, it is nice to be back in Tuscany for a few days, plotting a future return for a sabbatical year of writing. The hillside was shaken by a ‘calamità’ a few days before we got … Continue reading

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Critters attack

I’ve been blowing up squirrels. Not, please understand, literally. Heavens! I’ve been blowing them up on the computer. It occurred to me that I could create appliqué templates by scanning in material, and enlarging the patters. Obvious, I hear you … Continue reading

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Like a sewing machine with an extra pedal

I passed my driving test more than twenty years ago. Then I pretty much never drove again. Living in a city in Geneva as a student never required it. I cycled with great enthusiasm instead. I’m not afraid of traffic: … Continue reading

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