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, 2 January 2013


How long has it been since I've left a post?
 The problem is, after 13 years we decided it was time to get a new computer; things were taking so long to do.  We took the plunge, bought a new computer - and it's sooo hard!!!  It's taking me ages to get used to it - it was at least 3 agonising weeks before I got Solitaire up, and then it was a re-vamped high tec version which I have to wear glasses to see!

Anyway, I'll see how I get on.

The lead up to Christmas was very busy, making elves, slippers, Scandinavian style hearts and chicken pin cushions, but It was all done in the end. Our last workshop of the year was wreath-making:

Then, as an idea for Christmas I got Mellodian man Alan to make me some bobbins (he's a wood-turner too) which I put ribbon round. 

I liked them so much that I'm ashamed to say I kept most of them for myself!

Then there's Elfie, who I made to sell at a Christmas Fayre.  As I was attaching her ears Jonathan said "you won't want to sell her, will you".  "Oh yes I will", I replied.  But that night I woke up and started imagining her unloved and thrown in a cupboard somewhere.  I took her to the Fayre and kept her under the table.  When I got home Jonathan called out from the sitting room "Have you brought Elfie back home?"
Elfie's home - but I can't get the picture up so you'll have to take my word for it!

Then we finally go our tree up 2 days before Christmas!

And I just have to show the Christmas Doves my friend Jacqui gave me - she gave me some last year too so now I have an exaltation of Doves!!

Today I made a start on our 2013 schedule - just have to hear back from the tutors that the dates suit them - we have some really good workshops including weekend ones - so quilters can come in their caravans and sew all weekend.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas
best wishes for the New Year!!


  1. Happy New Year!
    Stop playing solitaire and do some Windows 8 training :-)

  2. I`m trying to change my blog background. Its a nightmare as I can`t remember how I did it before. Lovely pictures.

  3. I don't think I can help....I can't remember either. Don't you just go into 'design' and go from there? I just used a standard background - not customised. Couldn't do that.