Here are some of the things we've been up to:
Christine Brewster came and gave a workshop on willow weaving. In the morning we made a trivet and basket, and then in the afternoon we moved on to more challenging things and using a sort of 'freestyle' weaving made sculptures.
It was a very productive day and we were all pleased with our efforts.
The day before was Medallion Quilt day - and another of these beautiful quilts was completed:
The day before that was Pitch and Stitch - and Dawn brought along the lovely picture she has needle-felted:
Then we went on our lovely holiday in France. We stayed at Les Jincheres in the Deux Sevres and had a wonderful time. As you can see from the weather house
On our return we discovered some new inhabitants at Lorne Hill Farm:
Last Wednesday we had the last day of the Beginner's Sampler course. Everyone had done so well and Carole had actually finished! Although not a complete beginner, Carole wanted to do the course to try out stitchery and applique. She chose to make her quilt to celebrate her daughter's trip over to the other side of the world and so all the pictures were relevant to her travels. It was so funny one day when we were all sorting out our blocks and talking about hearts and flowers when Carole said "Has anyone seen my Sidney Opera House?"
Finally, we went into Newbury to see the Olympic Torch. It was far more exciting than I expected and I don't think I've ever seen so many people in town - all happy and cheering