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!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Unexpected Distinguished visitor

Medallion Quilt Day today and some of the quilts are looking so beautiful.  Here is June's, made almost entirely of recycled fabrics:
June will be celebrating her 85th birthday tomorrow and describes herself as a dressmaker rather than a quilter (I believe this is her first quilt), but I think this makes her officially a quilter.
Then here is Sheila's which we layered ready for quilting at Pitch and Stitch yesterday:

Sheila was pleased to catch the Caravan Club Inspector doing his annual visit today - she told him exactly what she thought of our CL and hopefully it was all positive!  Sheila's quilt is completely handsewn.
Finally Cath's:

Really beautiful.
Meanwhile, on the farm, we have been getting out the flags and bunting for the Jubilee weekend!  East Garston has risen to the occasion and everywhere you look bunting is blowing in the breeze.

We went to quite a lot of trouble, so imagine how surprised and pleased we were to receive a rather distinguished guest in the workshop:


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Quilting and sweet things!

Well, the Jubilee is fast approaching and I'm getting very excited.  As well as the children being home, we'll also have some French guests from the Hungerford Twinning Association, so the house will be very crowded.  I have great plans which involve a lot of bunting.  Unfortunately the bunting isn't getting made because I am working on the celebratory kneeler Dawn passed on for me to do.  Dawn has finished hers,

- I can hardly believe that this is the same lady who told me she can't do crafts - anyway, mine isn't quite ready to be photographed yet.

Pam, who came on the Log Cabin Cabin workshop in early spring and is currently on the Beginner's Sampler course, brought along her completed quilt for us to see:

Very, very beautiful!

Then, last saturday, Helene came and taught foundation piecing.  We had, to quote Mina in her note to me 'a fab day' and everyone (including Sue and Joan from Devon and Helene from Wales) was really pleased with the blocks they made.  They were all so keen that they had set up and started by 9.50 - now that doesn't happen very often!  Here are the blocks they made at the workshop, though Sue and Joan came to pitch and stitch the following Tuesday and made even more:

They really were brilliant!

Oh - and here's something sweet that Mina brought along:
...even less left by the end of the day!

And here's something sweet that is down our garden (and I don't mean Jonathan) - she was premature and is so tiny, Jonathan has been bottle feeding her three times a day:

Isn't it amazing that I've had to come in now because it's too hot to stay in the garden (I'm getting all my annuals out of the greenhouse) and yet just a week ago we were out in hats and coats!

And here are some sweet little things that hatched
this morning.  Mum and 5 chicks doing very well!

Sunday, 6 May 2012


Had a really good Beginner's Crochet class with Amanda Bond yesterday - a real mother and daughter affair.  Clare and Marion all the way from Suffolk - they were staying in their camper on the CL -

and Clare and her mum Marion (the look on her face in this picture probably sums up her feelings on crochet!).  Lots of samples were made and some beautiful flowers.

Meanwhile, back on the farm, it was playtime for the cattle.  Even though it's still not as nice weather as we would like, it's time to turn out the cattle after their winter in the barn.  It's always hilarious when they are first let out - they go charging through the gates and then check out every corner of the field:

Then they settle down a bit:

Now all we need is a bit of sunshine!