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The (cool) bag lady


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My friend Ally has started a new business making bags and brooches from recycled neck ties. I am in the process of getting myself a very cool bag – I am just being indecisive between one in crimsons and one in blues and browns and another one that is somewhere in between, so am waiting

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How the light gets in


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One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to try a few more “creative” things this year. So here is my first attempt at lino printing since High School. It was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s line “there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” and 2 Corinthians 4: 7-10 (and the friend

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A virtue worth stitching


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The other week I inspired one reader, Rebecca, with my cross-stitch post, and she put up a cross-stitch verse from the home of Thomas Hardy in Dorset. So, I thought I would share the verse from a cross-stitch hanging on the wall of Haworth Parsonage in England, stitched by Elizabeth Bramwell in the 1790’s. Unfortunately

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Pottering at home


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I’ve had a nice day at home today, inbetween the sniffles and sneezing and an afternoon snooze. I have been reading some of Pierced for Our Trangressions, in preparation for our church “house party” (in my country days they were always church “camps”, but I have noticed that Sydney people don’t go on “camps”) this

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