My Sampler Study Boxes

My Sampler Study Boxes

Every angle used to display my treasured samplers! As with so much of what goes on at Pinks Barn, and indeed in my life, I think you could say that my new range of Sampler Study Boxes were some sort of organic progression. My fascination for antique samplers and the...
Inspired by Darning Samplers

Inspired by Darning Samplers

I do not know how many of you still darn socks – I don’t. Like so many of us, I can be wasteful with clothing and throw away items that perhaps could be mended. Maybe it was my time as a nurse that put me off. I can still remember darning my black stockings that I...
Outside at last!

Outside at last!

There is simply no doubt that post-Covid I am rather lacking puff but gradually catching up now with the encouragement of better weather. I had a rather grotty reaction to my second vaccination or caught a stinking cold (I am not sure which), and it lasted three...
I blame Claude Monet…

I blame Claude Monet…

Permanent sunshine in the kitchen – and can you spot the lemon? It all started when I paid yet another visit to Monet’s House in Giverny, France.  It is his fault that I am redecorating the kitchen here at Pinks Barn – the dark blue and yellow scheme rattled around in...
What to do for our Birthday Weekend?

What to do for our Birthday Weekend?

I am finding it difficult to believe that my ‘Finder of Treasures’ venture is a year old.  It was originally timed for my 70th Birthday on the 8th May but we were ready a day early and thought we would press the button and see what happened. I never imagined...
I borrowed a husband!

I borrowed a husband!

My new semi-circle flower beds waiting for action! Please do not think that I am in any way dissatisfied with the one I have got, but one does need to play to one’s strengths – and Bill is not a gardener! Twenty minutes of him puffing and blowing when asked to help is...