The death of the moth and other unfortunate necessities

I like most living things. OK, so I’m slightly scared of spiders, I wouldn’t particularly appreciate a close encounter with a snake or a crocodile, and I hear grizzly bears can be a bit intimidating. And some humans are simply vile.* But generally speaking, live and let live, that’s what I say. Unless you happen to be a clothes moth, in which case, as of this week, I’m ‘unfriending’ you.** Why? Well, I’ll tell you…
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Battling the blues

It’s true: I do find that craft is a great tonic for keeping the old anxiety in check. Blogging, too. Which is a very good job, because that’s one of the main reasons I’m doing it all! That said, the blues I’m battling right now look more like this:

One down, 10 to go.

One down, 10 to go.

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Come on you reds!

No, I’m afraid this post is not about Manchester United, in spite of the title, which I couldn’t resist. It is actually all about the fact that I have – at last! – finished kitting out my red fussball team in their new strip:

The reds are ready for action... almost.

The reds are ready for action… almost.

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Heart to heart

It seems that my last post about my current foray into rug hooking was a tad misleading – profuse and profound apologies, naturally. For, far from having completed the rug hooking hearts picture, I had, in fact, only just started, and the image of the completed article was merely intended to demonstrate what I was aiming for. The good news, though, is that I am now making progress:

My first rug hooked heart.

My first rug hooked heart.

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Planning an itty bitty piece of patchwork

Nowhere, it seems, is there, on this planet of ours, a bedspread that is both big enough to cover with ease our European-style super king size bed AND sufficiently pleasing in the aesthetics department to meet my exacting visual requirements. OK, so I haven’t look exhaustively. But looked I have and nothing have I found. Nothing that meets both these pretty basic criteria, anyway. So what to do? Continue reading