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Julia K Walton
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A Short Visit to Keswick
We had a couple of hours in Keswick today: walking down to the lake and through the town; stopping off for lunch in Abraham's Cafe in George Fisher (jacket potatoes with salad and cheese with excellent Americano coffees, and now dog-friendly like the rest o...

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A Misty Day
Brock was reluctant to go for his walk today: the road was half running water, mud and twigs and the weather was very misty and damp. Still, the exercise did us all good and the landscape has added mystery in the mist.

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Have a Very Folksy Christmas
Why not cut out the queing in the shops for mass produced gifts, and buy something handmade by a British-based maker and designer this Christmas? I've made a headstart on my shopping already, and here are some of the other things you can find at

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A Recommended Book For Quilters: Wollquilts by Edda Gehrmann
I just received a second-hand copy of this wonderful book in the post today. It is called "Wollquilts: von Glencheck bis Kaschmir" by Edda Gehrmann, published by Herausgeber und Lektorat in 2002. ISBN 3-9806815-4-8 [I use for finding out-of-p...

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A Couple of Pages From My Sketchbook
Following a talk last week (about giving talks!) by Joanna O'Neill at the Embroiderers' Guild in Dumfries, Margaret and I were discussing her wonderful sketchbooks, which were on display at the end of the lecture. There were also examples of her quilt work ...

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Raffle Prize!
I got a lovely surprise after the Morton Community Centre Quilt Exhibition, in a phone call to say that I had won a cushion in the raffle. I collected it this morning. It is made from two panels of faux fur, joined up the centre,  with these interesting org...

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Morton Community Centre Exhibition - 10 Year Anniversary of the Quilting Group
Many thanks to my friend, Babette, for discovering and taking me to this lovely quilt exhibition today. The Morton Community Centre is a wonderful setting for the exhibition, with Victorian mouldings, an impressive, sweeping staircase, dark wooden furniture...

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Latrigg Walk, Keswick
Rob, Brock and I had an enjoyable walk around Latrigg, near Keswick today. The weather was perfect - warm, still, dry and sunny with some dramatic clouds about. We passed some models and a photographer taking photographs on a photo shoot, no doubt for some ...

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Holiday in Yorkshire - September 2017 - Days 7 - 8
On Thursday, we headed to Wakefield to visit The Yorkshire Sculpture Park . We spent an hour or so wandering around The Park before having lunch in the visitor centre. Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads Photographs by Jane Paintin Sophie Ryder [Hare ...

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Holiday in Yorkshire - September 2017 - Days 5 - 6
On Tuesday, Mum and Dad went into York, while Rob and I headed out to Robin Hood's Bay . It was a warm and sunny day, so too hot to leave Brock in the car. We had checked the tide times in advance, so were able to time our walk to take in the whole of the b...
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