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, 23 January 2013

More Snow

Another white out this morning: this is what greeted me as I went to let out the chicken and geese

And this is what Jake looked like after waiting 2 minutes for me to feed him (he eats in the porch so Bo and Mattie don't take his food).
He looks like a wild wolf!

And again, I felt sorry for Jonathan out feeding the sheep:

However, it was pretty for me to look out on as I had my morning cup of tea!
I didn't really expect to see anyone at Pitch and Stitch yesterday morning, but was very pleased when three Garston Gals came up (one pulling her quilt on a sledge!)  We had cherry and almond biscuits and hot chocolate (which Monty, who had come up for straw, also enjoyed) and I finally managed to finish the neckerchief quilt!!

I made it for a lady in Australia (an aunt of a lady in the village) whose husband had passed away - and these were his neckerchiefs.  It was much trickier than I expected because besides being of different fabric (some very thin) the neckerchiefs were not perfect squares.  Then, because she chose a backing fabric of two inch squares, I ended up hand-quilting the whole thing in two inch squares (not intentionally - I meant to do 4 inch squares but went wrong and rather than unpick, ended up quilting it a lot more than I  wanted.  Still, it's done now and I hope she likes it - that's if it survives the delicate wash it's getting while I write - always a nail-biting moment when you take it out of the machine!


  1. What a really lovely idea and such a special thing for that lady to keep nearby.

  2. Lovely quilt, Joanne and I love your snow pics. All the snow's gone - aah, shame. Missing it but enjoying the sunshine now!