Remembrance Poppy

We finally received our Remembrance day poppies from the Tower of London. To be honest, it had been so long, I’d completely forgotten about them!

I ordered 2 at the same time (one for my mum and one for my brother) quite early on, and then my sister bought one to be sent to us separately about a month or so later. I was a bit peeved that we had to pay twice for p&p costs but I understood that they would be sent out separately and would need to be well packaged on their own. They were indeed well packaged – actually very well.

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New Year, New Blog

It’s 2015 and I’m trying to start the year as I aim to carry on, blogging more! To make sure that you’re not getting bored of the random posts, I’ve set up a new blog to keep the health/EDS related posts out of the way of the more quilt/craft related ones. So, if you’ve come by this blog as a result of the EDS posts, maybe hop on over to Quilty as Sin Does EDS and follow me on there.

As always, you can find me on my Facebook page. I’m also trying to transfer posts to the other blog, so stay with me while there may be one or two technical issues, turns out I’m even worse at technology than I had thought!!

The mystery of the disappearing chicken…

My family has a b&b in Dorset and we keep chickens, usually about 5 or 6 at a time. Sadly though, all but one of our brood had been stolen by the foxes, leaving just one (I liked to call her Margaret) all by herself. We didn’t want to make her feel left out by getting some more while she was still there as last time we did that, the lone hen got picked on by the others. They had been battery hens, so seeing her newly grown feathers being plucked out by bullying hens was really sad! So we kept her, thinking that she wouldn’t last too much longer.

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Weighted Blankets

I’d never heard of weighted blankets, or weighted anything for that matter, until the lovely Mandy from Handmade by Mandy on Facebook messaged me a few months ago. She mentioned that she’d bought a weighted blanket a while ago but had really struggled with finding one that looked as good as it (hopefully) worked. She suggested that I look into them and see if I could incorporate the weight into some of my quilts. It sounded like a fab idea, but I definitely needed to look into it further so that I knew I would be able to make them properly.

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