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!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Soooo busy!

We have had such a busy time since I last wrote - and yes, I did forget to wipe up that splotch of milk but there was no need for Sandra to go on quite as much as she did.
The new style sampler course started with great enthusiasm and I know there are going to be five beautiful quilt tops by July.
The Bag Workshop was great fun - loads of Tweedy bags were made and quite a few shoppers - I finally made one and plan to make more: so quick and easy.

I have started a Tilda Easter hanging which I plan to finish (!) saturday morning at the Easter Pitch and Stitch:
Sandra was lucky enough to visit the Tilda workshop in Norway the other weekend - she said it was fantastic and inspiring and is now completely obsessed with Scandinavian interiors.  I'm just very jealous about it.

Then yesterday we had the Medallion quilt day - we (well some of us) are now pretty much half way through (Sandra and I are a bit behind) so here's a gallery of the quilts so far:
Whoops!  That's a picture of our two old dogs sleeping.  I'm not deleting it because it takes so long to upload everything.
So, again, here's a gallery of the quilts so far:

Yes - and that's a picture of George's tractor - he's been rolling and I've borrowed his camera.

Right - third time lucky:

Below is Jan's - she only joined the group last month
 And then here are the two who just aren't keeping up:

Aren't they amazing!  So much work has gone into them.
The class is full now, but as the speedier ones finish there should be some space come September.

And Helene brought in the Mini-Sampler she is doing a workshop on in a few weeks' time-

You wouldn't be able to make the whole sampler in a day - but you'll learn how to foundation piece so you can work on the other designs yourself.  It really is stunning and not nearly as difficult as it looks.

Finally - there has been some extension work going on at Lorne Hill Farm:
A pair of wrens have built onto the swallows' nest that was made last year.  Don't know what the swallows will think of it on their return!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Personal Organiser

I went out to the workshop before Pitch and Stitch this morning to tidy up a bit and practically lost the will to live.  It doesn't take long before any space I occupy becomes a bit of a mess (I always feel a bit like the boy in the Snoopy cartoons who used to have dust or something floating around his head), and I was aware that the workshop was getting a bit cluttered - but it really had got completely out of hand.  I hoovered round, and moved piles to different parts of the room but the final result wasn't much better. I gave up.
Then a wonderful thing happened.  It was a VERY small turnout, and I mentioned to Sandra when she arrived that perhaps the side room needed a bit of a sort out.  Well, Bree on Desperate Housewives has nothing on Sandra.  She set to like a dervish and my half-hearted offers of help were brushed aside and the result is....
It looks so nice!!
All Sandra has asked me to do is wipe up some spilt coffee on the table.
I don't have time now but first thing tomorrow I'll go out and do it..........

Thursday, 1 March 2012

A Busy Week

Had a couple of very good quilting days.  Our CL is open now so we welcomed Barbara to Pitch and Stitch and the Medallion workshop - she'd driven all the way here from Lancashire in her motorhome and since Sandra finds coming here from Newbury a challenge - we were all very impressed!

Helene brought in her Mini-Sampler so we could see what all those who sign up for the mini-sampler workshop will be making.  It is fantastic:

And here's a close-up of the centre block:
It's so impressive but much easier than it looks using the foundation piecing method.  Each block is only about 3" square - brilliant!

Meanwhile calving is well under way on the farm - and the Black Angus and South Devon bulls have produced some lovely calves:

And finally, Mr South Devon, whose formal name is 'Big Jonny' :
named after a local farmer.....