Throwback Thursday: Renewal – the Reaper’s girl Part 1.

In the beginning he hadn’t thought about what happened after. He was just there to collect what belonged below, but she changed all that. The girl. They’d never fought him before. The relatives of those who had passed were usually blind to his appearance, oblivious to the role he played in transporting souls to their…

The loss of local industry.

My home town was once the centre of the boot and shoe and hosiery industry. We also made Fox’s sweets and Walker’s crisps, but with the exception of the crisps – as far as I can recall – it’s all but disappeared; to be replaced by student accommodation as one of local universities seeks to…

Sewing Saturday: World Textiles.

This sewing Saturday involved a talk by the lovely lady from World Textiles. Part of her talk was about the use of clothing to represent our tribal groups and how, thanks to global fashion’s influence, we’ve lost most of that. Having visited Indonesian and Asian countries for many years , she had some really fascinating,…

Throwback Thursday: Recharge.

This weeks throwback Thursday is an homage to the good old Daily Post’s Daily Prompt. I do miss it. The bus was on time for once. That was the one thought that circled her mind while the flurry of activity took place above her. Every day since she’d moved here the bus had been persistently…

What I’m reading right now, with Tatterhood.

Tatterhood has been a friend of mine for many years so, it’s only fair that she be the one to kick off my book sharing feature, after my waffly attempt last week. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Tatterhood, she describes her blog as ‘Crazy cat lady writes nonsense and occasional brain vomit.’…

The photocopier hates me.

An ode to prepping for lessons. The photocopier hates me, my laptop hates me too. They’re in league with each other, and there’s nothing that I can do. The copier chews my handouts, the laptop shuts down on its own. I’m convinced they’re in this together, as my experience has now shown. It’s starting to…

Creating a bigger picture

Dedicated to all the Project Linus Ladies. Creating a bigger picture from fabric cut to size. Creating a bigger picture is what I have in mind. Fitting the pieces together, making the pattern flow, Hiding the quirks and unique bits, so only the big picture shows. Tying it all together, binding it to make it…

It doesn’t always rain.

It doesn’t always rain here, despite what people claim. It doesn’t pour for days on end, With every soggy day the same. But when it does precipitate, It does an excellent job. The torrent of liquid cloud so strong, You wish that it would stop. But the time it’s rained so far this year, You…