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!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Obviously I'm not crazy about pigeons - they cause a lot of damage in the garden and decimate my beans every year.  However, it did amuse us when this lady built her nest (nest is maybe rather a grand title for the pile of sticks thrown onto the old towel) just outside the back door and then proceeded to sit.
And sit, and sit.  As we banged in and out, held conversations on the doorstep, threw wellies into the porch, took things off and on the shelf, used the rakes and brooms stored in the corner, as the dogs came and went, - in fact the only time she'd fly off for a few seconds was when I'd try to hang the mop on the nail next to her and would miss it and hit the shelf instead.
Then, this morning, she seemed to be sitting higher than usual and we soon found out why:
Hmm.  Not the prettiest little fledglings - but at least their mother loves them!!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Autumn Workshops

I've now got some photos of the Lynn Johnson Workshops:
This is the 'Home Sweet Home' hanging:

Here's a detail
 The use of natural felt makes it look so pretty and I really like embroidering felt.

Then this is the 'Country Compass':

Absolutely stunning!!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Autumn Schedule

I've finally finished the Autumn Schedule, so here's a sneak preview of what we have lined up.  I'll be mailing the full descriptions out in the next day or so, so if you want more information let me know your e mail address:

Wednesday 26th September - Medallion Quilt course with Lynda Johnson
Wednesday 3rd October -  Quilt as you go Country Compass with Lynda - 3 part course over 7 weeks
Wednesday 10th October - Beginner's Sampler course Part 1
Saturday 13th October - Home Sweet Home felt hanging with Lynda
Wednesday 17th October - Finishing Day
Wednesday 24th October -  Country Compass Part 2
 Wednesday 31st October - Medallion Quilt course
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November- Quilting weekend with Helene Burgess
Wednesday 7th November - Beginner's Sampler course Part 2
Wednesday 14th November - Country Compass Part 3
Saturday 17th November - Knitted Cable Collar with Amanda Bond
Wednesday 21st November - 4ft tall Danish style giant elf Advent calendar with 24 pockets Saturday 24th November - Advent Calendar Day
Wednesday 28th November - Medallion Quilt Day
Saturday 1st December - Christmas Cards
Wednesday 5th December - Quick and Easy Knitted, Felted Slippers with Amanda
Wednesday 12th December - Christmas Pitch and Stitch
Saturday 15th December - Wreath making morning

Wow! - lots to choose from!

Monday, 10 September 2012

We plough the fields and scatter.....

Just one thing to say:
All is FINALLY safeley gathered in!!!!

And while we've spent the summer running in and out, stopping and starting, sitting around waiting for the right weather, at the right time, other people have been more productive!

Cath has finished her beautiful Medallion Quilt:

And Helen, who came to the Trip Around the World workshop, has finished this lovely cot quilt:

Perfect for the new arrival - whether it's a girl or a boy!