Category Archives: Crafts

New diary post

Right well, I’ve dithered about this for long enough! I’ve thought about writing an explanation of why I’ve been away so long (again), but thought better of it, opting instead to just WRITE SOMETHING! It’s long been my intention to … Continue reading

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Christmas at Home on the Hill

Christmas is a pretty big deal round here – I know it’s not everyone favourite time of year and some people find it incredibly difficult, but I love it. A time for celebrating whatever good we can find in the … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be getting a spinning wheel (yet)

For ages I’ve had a hankering to learn to spin – not the exercise bike kinda spin, but spin yarn from sheep fleece. Last July I joined in Tour de Fleece and taught myself how to use a drop spindle. … Continue reading

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Garden open and day and music afternoon SUCCESS!

Yay, we did it! The sun shone (a bit), the musicians played, helpers made tea and served cake (thanks to Anna, Dot and Sorrel). Around 100 paying guests came, plus children. In total we made £430 for Friends of the … Continue reading

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Inspirational Trip to Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

We had been meaning to get to CAT for some time, mainly to take a look at the forest garden and polytunnels because they’re both ways we’d like to develop our garden. Plus, we really like it. But the trip … Continue reading

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First skirt for many years

As well as lots of gardening (did I mention in the last post? Been working hard on the courtyard garden, but I want to wait for it to have developed a bit before putting up a proper “it’s finished” post … Continue reading

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Craft update – wall hangings

A few weeks ago I merged my 2 blogs – Home on the Hill was the original (gardening) blog and End of the Bumpy Road was a badly maintained craft-focussed blog. So now they are one, it’s time for a … Continue reading

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Finishing things

I love getting a project finished – and I’ve finished two things since I last posted. I completed my cowl, but it’s been far to warm to wear it – we’re having an early summer here in the UK. And … Continue reading

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Quilt for a new baby

So, I’ve been working on the quilt for Al and Lucy’s new baby. She is due on April 6th. I have the top pieced and the backing fabric purchased. Once I’ve done this blogpost, I’m going to tack the three … Continue reading

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November quilting

I did actually get round to practicing the free motion quilting and managed to more or less crack it. I made a couple of Christmas stockings for me and Keith – I bought some lovely Christmassy fabric from Kisko – … Continue reading

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