Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pia’s Competition No.1

It’s a glorious evening in the Borders this evening. I sat on the back steps surveying our knee-high grass (all that rain!) and listening to a blackbird singing its heart out from a cherry tree in the main farm garden. … Continue reading

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A last hurrah!

With the end of term, Monday heralds my return to my other job…being full-time mum to Little Owl. So for a last hurrah I headed to the Robert Burns museum in Alloway, near Ayr. I’ve wanted to go for ages … Continue reading

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A gate made of twigs

I spent this morning in the garden trying to remedy some of the damage from the stormy weather that has just passed over Scotland. Our electricity went off on Monday evening but only for a few hours. I was most … Continue reading

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Wet camping

We’ve just come back from a great weekend camping near Kielder Water with a group of our Yorkshire friends. We stayed on a working farm and I was proud to recognise a Scotch Mule in one of the sheep pens … Continue reading

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A long-promised quilt

Yesterday the weather forecaster predicted Scotland would be “clear and fresh”. Big Dreamer gave me a wry smile, “Read that as cold and windy”. We’re getting to know Scottish weather now. And indeed, when I got home with a poorly … Continue reading

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Talented college friends

The weather has turned cold again up here. Our seedlings will have to wait a little longer to go out in the garden. The weather has reminded me of starting my course last September. I was excited about studying but … Continue reading

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AMAZING presents!

I’ve had some pretty amazing presents in my time. Six boxes of different coloured threads and a Paul Klee print are two of the highlights. Bopa and Uncle Birdie came to stay on Friday night and brought with them a … Continue reading

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4th year madness

This week I have been paired with a 4th year illustration student to help her prepare for her submission tomorrow. My partner is a fab young lady named Bella McVennon. You can see her work here: www.claribelmcvennon.wordpress.com/about/. Her work has … Continue reading

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A pair of partridges

There have been a lovely pair of partridges wandering around the farmyard recently. This afternoon I saw them in our garden, rummaging around the base of our compost bin. Here is one of them for you. They are such cheerful … Continue reading

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Phew!

These photos are of my finished sheep book. The final crit was yesterday and it seemed to go well. I was the penultimate person to present so seeing everyone else’s work was not as enjoyable as it might have been … Continue reading

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