nicolajdodd Look what I found at the back of a cupboard today! Some paper-piecing circa 1984!! Does anyone else remember those @lauraashleyuk scrap packs? Just me then... PS: a bit more reminiscing on the blog 1d
  •   nicolajdodd Tell me!! @sarahedgarprettyfabrics I used to make hand pleated lampshades to fill the time xx 10h
  •   nicolajdodd I had my whole bedroom in Laura Ashley @jollyd59 (clearly spoilt) and dresses too. In fact I found out a few years ago that that was my nickname at university xx 10h
  •   thehomemakery I was obsessed with Laura Ashley fabrics when I was a child. that's how I got into sewing my mum gave me a stack of square paper pieces and a bunch of Laura Ashley fabrics when I was about 8 and off I went! 10h
  •   hazel.fil I was a student nurse in 84, about to qualify and take up my preferred post in theatre, so it was admire and dream in Liberty more than buy! I still have all my Laura Ashley clothes. Can't get them on... but can't part with them! ️ Often thought I should cut them up and make a quilt. 8h

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nicolajdodd Blue skies and Wisteria... 2d

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nicolajdodd This morning, just before it started thrashing down. Oh well, sewing inside it is... 5d

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nicolajdodd Looking forward to a bit of stitching outside this weekend...possibly under a very large umbrella! 🌦

#afternoonteaquilt #cakestandquilts #tildafabric
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nicolajdodd Thought I'd share a nifty trick for squaring up blocks by marking the corner of your ruler with washi-tape - so you don't leave a tacky mess when you remove it - it's saved me lots of time this morning... #afternoonteaquilt #cakestandquilts #tildafabric 1w

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nicolajdodd Looking forward to spending some quality time with my sewing machine tomorrow...hope I remember how to switch it on!

#afternoonteaquilt #cakestandquilts #tildafabric
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  •   quilterkg Nicola you will have so much fun. Sewing is like riding a bike, it will all just come to you. 1w
  •   nicolajdodd But nice and safe and DUST-FREE @ytabbott xx 1w
  •   nicolajdodd Well it's going to rain ALL day @lorainescottage so there's never been a better time to open it xx 1w
  •   nicolajdodd The forecast is for rain all day Kristy @quilterkg so I have plenty of time to practice! Going to dash about and get all the dull household chores done then settle in for the day: hurrah!! xx 1w

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nicolajdodd Tagged by the lovely @lisbethsindag (thank you blossom ) #widn is picking some Grannys Bonnet for the kitchen window sill. The weather has been just perfect today... 2w

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nicolajdodd Oh, it is magical in the garden at the moment and we have our first rose... 2w
  •   arabrabann Lovely garden - I think this is the best time of year, everything looks beautiful xx 2w
  •   carolhood1412 Your garden looks beautiful @nicolajdodd and you have the lovely handkerchief tree 2w
  •   thelittlepaintedmouse Everything seems very happy this year in my garden, must be the mild weather we've had X 1w
  •   appleandorchard Your garden is stunning Nicola!!! 1w

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nicolajdodd Pretty Tenby this morning... 2w

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nicolajdodd Yesterday was a bit marvellous...I spent it at the first @countrylivinguk Build-a-Business Day and was utterly inspired by @emma_bridgewater @sophieconran the Country Living editing team and the lovely Fiona from #womeninruralenterprise ...and Emma signed her book for me *sigh*
Country Living are hoping to roll these workshop days out across the country, so if you've ever dreamed of setting up your own business...GO!

#kitchentabletalent #buildabusinessday #countryliving #emmabridgewaterismyhero
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nicolajdodd Ah, Liberty, even in a light drizzle you are lovely... 2w

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nicolajdodd A delicious hour spent walking along the river, taking in a few Shrewsbury Regatta races and my first 99 of the year, sun beaming down, brass band playing in the background. Sadly 24 hours too late to see the lovely Victoria and Toby the @townandcountryhound hope you had a wonderful day... 3w
  •   nicolajdodd Sometimes the weather really does get its act together @lorainescottage @windyday_ xx 2w
  •   simplyhouseandhome Dreamy sight. Makes me think 1920,s 2w
  •   kristywicks Sounds wonderful Nicola!! 2w
  •   townandcountryhound So sad to miss you, but we did have a great time - including bringing home some trophy bling I forget how beautiful Shrewsbury is A dodgy burger brought an abrupt end to my Saturday though (should have known better...!!). Hope Tom's birthday celebrations went well 2w

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nicolajdodd Tagged by the super scrumptious Wendy @windyday_ #widn is hyperventilating over the 18-year-old's cake! And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the confectionery industry for covering up my rather wobbly efforts!!... #youcanthavetoomuchchocolate 3w

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nicolajdodd This little button is 18 today... 3w

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nicolajdodd Some of us are having a better Monday than others... 1mon

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nicolajdodd Morning flowers! Glorious here, which is a welcome distraction from the lack of Internet as our our phone line was helpfully ploughed up a few days ago!! Mobile coverage is a bit wobbly too, so I'm missing lots of your lovely posts. Looking forward to catching up with you all soon (pretty please Openreach!) have a scrumptious weekend... 1mon

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nicolajdodd Perfection... 1mon

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nicolajdodd My little Magnolia stellata doesn't seem to have been damaged by the snow, just the odd burnt petal. Phew!... 1mon

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nicolajdodd And the same view this afternoon. Still nippy but the sun is beaming down...bonkers! 1mon
  •   mumma_fost Inspired me to get out and start tidying mine. Motivation severely lacking as builders start in 3 weeks and undoubtedly will trash the garden. Hey ho !!! 1mon
  •   lorainescottage @nicolajdodd Its been crazy!!!! Xx 1mon
  •   thelittleredrobin Fingers crossed you get no more snow! 1mon
  •   simplyhouseandhome The weather is a bit like the hokey Cokie 1mon

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