Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Monday, 5 December 2011

Knitting and stained glass!

Firstly, very pleased to get this photo from Jane who came on our knitting course - she has since made this hat and scarf (embellished with flowers as taught by Amanda) for her niece so she should be very pleased with herself!

Looks like it could have come from Monsoon!

The second nice thing that has happened is that Mark Brock, a stained glass window craftsman in East Garston, has nearly finished our window.
There were a couple of old windows rescued from my mother-in-law's father's shop - Pratt's Butcher's in Hungerford - when they moved out.  The windows sat in the barn for years and then Jeffrey put one in a wall in his garden.  They are ornate stained glass and I always thought it looked perfect in that garden wall.  The second pane was in a much worse state of repair so it continued to sit in the (open) barn for nearly 20 more years.  Driving through East Garston one day I noticed Mark was having his leaded windows repaired so I called him to ask who was doing it.  Well - following early retirement he had been on a course and had set himself up as http://www.brocksdown.co.uk/ so, we asked if he wanted a challenge!!!!
Very luckily for us he did, and he has so far renovated the two main panes:

No easy task - he and Ruth had to number each piece of glass (nearly 200 in each pane)  before taking them out of the old leading and then putting it back together again, replacing all the broken glass with new pieces.  So much work, and really painstaking but it's going to look fantastic when it's installed in our porch and nice to know there will always be a bit of Pratt at Lorne Hill Farm.

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