Loving Lavender

Loving Lavender

Picture courtesy of Cotswold Lavender. Along with making scented water with rose petals (not very successfully), I think that I have enjoyed making things from lavender all my life. When I was quite small, I used to pick lavender and put it in little muslin bags to...
Bits & Bobs from Pinks Barn

Bits & Bobs from Pinks Barn

I aim not to talk too much about current affairs here. I count Finder of Treasures as a bit of an escape for both you and me. Current events (time of writing, March 2022) are just too big to talk about. Thank heavens for my stitching and designing – I can lose myself...
Loving Hardanger embroidery

Loving Hardanger embroidery

Who wouldn’t be inspired in a place like this? I come from a self-taught counted cross stitch background and find free embroidery a real challenge. But the elements of Hardanger embroidery just seem to fit my mindset and I simply love the effect achieved with...
Out in the fresh air

Out in the fresh air

All wrapped up for a blustery dog walk. This time last year, I am sure we all thought that masks, restrictions, and mini lockdowns would be a distant memory and we would be free again. I suppose we will always be at risk of getting the virus, if only mildly, and it is...
A surprise in Marrakech

A surprise in Marrakech

All that cobalt blue! Bill and I had a short break in this extraordinary city some years ago and, I will be honest, I could have moved to live there! My sisters tell me I am Bohemian (I have never been sure what that means) but perhaps there is a bit of the gipsy in...
A visit to the docks!

A visit to the docks!

A few weeks ago, we agreed to lend our home to our daughter Louise, who had been looking for accommodation for her and seven chums who were travelling back to Fairford for a wedding. A sort of Air B&B… but for free! We planned to go off and visit parts of...