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Caro Drake
an embroiderer who lives in the small island of Guernsey, I love sewing, making, dreaming, cooking, gardening, learning about this island I grew up on and walking the cliffs with my husband. Oh I am dyslexic, you have been warned!
an embroiderer who lives in the small island of Guernsey, I love sewing, making, dreaming, cooking, gardening, learning about this island I grew up on and walking the cliffs with my husband. Oh I am dyslexic, you have been warned!
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every cloud
Those of you who know me, know to say I am clumsy is an understatement!   Well a few weeks ago I surpassed even my self, we left the house to go and meet some old friend,  and I managed to fall over my own feet (wearing flats) right out side the house.........

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watching Liberty
My watch seems to be suffering.... The actual watch bit is fine, but the strap has given up the ghost, now its a cheap watch but when I went to replace the strap it was going to cost £35 and be sent away. The watch only cost £70! Thinking cap on. So I made ...

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Green house girls
This winter my friend Claire and I have made it our mission to walk all the Green Lanes in Guernsey and yesterday we headed down one towards the south coast that neither of us had done before.  In an island this small it is amazing how often that can happen...

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The squares are coming together......
 Well in January 2015 I started my use-it-up quilt and now I have all sixteen squares of my quilt done, and so have started to sew them together in strips of four. And the first row is done.  Now just need too do the other three, then sew them all together,...

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shell mirrors
Last week I was in the OGH as smart local hotel meeting a friend for coffee, oh and just a mention they do fabulous posh afternoon teas!  After wards I was wondering through the hotels and came across this amazing wall, I hadn't seen it before, I was impres...

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March swim done, a pretty perfect morning!
Woke this morning to sunshine when the forecast had promised us rain.  So it seemed criminal to stay inside.   By 9, we were out of the house and heading down to  La Valette bathing pools, admiring the yacht race zipping past us. There was a bigger swell th...

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 We have just had a fantastic weekend in Wales catching up with Chris's brother which was lovely, quality family time, which was great. We also got to explore Cardiff, city I had never spent time in before.  The castle is very impressive almost feels abit l...

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Sussex Pond Pudding
Sorry, ment to do this last weekend. I had been reading a book on English food, and saw a Sussex Pond Pudding,  now I had heard about this, but had never tasted it.   The book said it was perfect for those who don't like their puddings too sweet.  And for o...

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January swim done!
 It was cold this morning, well cold for Guernsey!  I know most off Europe is in the minus figures, but we are woses here and 1 degree feel really cold. But hay-ho, perfect weather for a swim.....  ........and why is that you ask?   Good question, well look...

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nobody leaves silk(y) in the corner/drawer!
 Ok this is strange, but for some reason is my wool drawer I have had two and a bit skeins of pure silk (Debbie Bliss) sitting around for about ten years.  Years ago I used it to make a narrow moss stitch scarf which was more of a tie, which I didn't really...
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