Thursday, 06 August, 2020

Month: April 2019


One in the eye for King George

We generally avoid skirmish gaming, but Tim came across an interesting set of card driven AWI rules on the interweb (Fistful of Lead – Horse and Musket) and thought they were worth a go . FFoL was originally designed as Read more…


I have been to... Uruguay

The final installment of our South American odessey was a brief visit to Uruguay. We called in at Montevideo and Punta Del Este. Just outside the port area was a monument to the Graf Spee. The Graf Spee is here Read more…


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Patchwork n Play: Snug as a bug...

is finished! This project was started back at the beginning of  2016. My daughter-in-law bought the yarn back from New York. It was all different ply and that was the first difficulty! Jenny kindly offered to knit some squares but Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Liberty and Kantha

I have a reasonably large stash of Liberty fabrics. So when I saw a Liberty + Kantha stitch-along happening on Instagram, the idea really appealed to me. I cut two and a half inch squares and pieced two panels to Read more…


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The Games We Play: Operation Vengence

John put on another WW2 Air game in the Pacific, this time based on the assassination of Admiral Yamamoto, Operation Vengence.Following intel from Ultra decrypts, specially adapted P-38 Lightnings made a 600 mile flight from Guadalcanal  to Bougainville. 18 of Read more…


The Games We Play: QMG Cold War

After the last outing, we were all keen to have a go at QMG Cold War again having now got slightly more idea how to play it. One thing I’d completely missed the first time around was that you get Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Sewing, Knitting, Quilting

A panel of Liberty patchwork for a 241 tote bag….. which I’m hoping to hand quilt!    Heart blocks for Christchurch…. and blocking the hand knitted baby blanket, in  preparation for backing. And my next knitting project waiting to be Read more…