Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Take an old book of photographic prints the college library was selling off cheap, a dye pot and a collection of odds and ends of embroidery threads that had been knocking about for ages.

Fill the dye pot with dye.
Add threads.

Add more dye for a deeper colour.
Re dye parts of afore mentioned threads.

Add another colour of dye to pot.
Re dye other parts of threads.
Hang up to dry.

Scalpel pleasing page from the art book.


Using dyed threads embroider bullion knot flowers.

Carry on embroidering flowers for a long time, a very long time.

The end!
Love Nora xxxx
P.S sorry about the placing of the pictures, blogger is driving me to distraction this evening!

Sunday, 17 May 2015


We have been waiting for this moment for quite some time.
The boys have been nearly bursting with frustration that it has taken so long.
But finally yesterday The Hippy managed to get back to his parents to pick up the run and by this morning every thing was assembled and all systems were go.

So here they are our girls settling in to their new home.

 This one is called Rosie. Named after the book Rosie's Walk.

The other two are waiting to be named, I'll be sure to let you know when decisions have been made.

Love Nora xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2015


Every year at this time Hastings turns Green.

Tomorrow is the Jack in The Green festival.
Which is the culmination of a long weekend of celebrations of spring, with plenty plenty Morris Dancing on the side.


The old town turns green for the weekend. Pubs, restaurants, shops and homes are all decorated with ribbons and laurel leaves.


My personal favourite thing is the drum off.
Held on the Sunday afternoon at Butler's gap, an open space between the shops on George St.

Three local drum groups have a battle in this small enclosed space. 

The noise is overwhelming.
Happy spring every one.
Love Nora xxx