The monday evening Knitting class is clicking away happily - people can still join if they want - because the class is so small Amanda can keep her eye on what everyone's doing and bring late starters up to speed. I love knitting but am still not able to talk and knit at the same, which is obviously quite a hardship for me!
Pitch and Stitch yesterday was very busy. We had a celebratory cake because Beverley has had her first book (nothing to do with crafts) accepted by a publisher which is very exciting! There was quite a variety of activities going on - knitting, sewing, felting and, of course, a lot of chat. Pauline wanted tips on hanging quilts and Sandra gave her detailed instructions on how to attach a hanging sleeve. Even though Pauline hadn't asked me I recommended my favourite method of pinning them to the wall with drawing pins....
I am working on the Trip Around the World quilt we are doing a workshop on soon. Sandra recoiled in horror at the colours I've selected - bright, bold and brash - but I thought they showed the method clearly. Sandra said it would be a good quilt to take with you if you were running away to join the circus!
Meanwhile things are pretty quiet on the farm - not least because Victoria is away at college and George has started weekly boarding at Sparsholt Agricultural College. When I picked him up on Friday he apologised for smelling like a pig - literally - they'd spent the afternoon weighing them. Jonathan said those pigs could probably do it themselves with their eyes shut - every time a tutor runs out of things to do he probably says "go and weigh the pigs"!
Our grey goose is busy laying eggs - a bit of a surprise because she usually lays in spring. If we get goslings we'll be faced with the usual problem of what to do with them. We had a bit of a scare on Sunday because Pepper the pig didn't want dinner but she's ok now - either a caravanner had already fed her or maybe she got an apple stuck in her throat.
Right, better sign off now and get some sewing done!