The end of Summer

dear diary, It is only about two weeks ago that I was walking with Max the dog wearing short sleeves and sneakers… The sun was shining and the sky was blue, very blue… The wild Orchids by the river were in full bloom… and in my garden the last of…

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Afghan Finale

Dear diary, Back in January when Riana Martin of Fibre & Clay in Knutsford and I first put our idea of an Afghan Knitalong to the test with you lovely knitter’s, we had no idea that the response would be so great. Pat’s Afghan The idea was that I would…

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A Celtic Cowl

Dear Diary, I love all history, but the Celts have long been a source of inspiring ideas. With intricate patterns and rich colours, as seen in Celtic manuscripts and stonework, the knot and diamond work lend themselves to endless possibilities in textured knitting.   I had been thinking about what…

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What is Art?

Dear diary, What is Art?  Who is an Artist?  How do we define Art today? These are questions I frequently ask myself especially when I go and visit museums. Just recently during a visit to the Tate in Liverpool did this question arise again. Andy Warhol – The Kick Fundamentally…

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Proud and Blessed

dear diary, …indeed so true and today we feel rich in this house as we are blessed with amazing daughter who got fantastic exam results. So three cheers and well done! I know she will be celebrating with dear friends in Cyprus where she is currently working very hard on…

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