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, 25 September 2013

Open Day on the Allotments

Had a lovely afternoon on the Marsh Lane Allotments on Sunday.  Following her kidney transplant, my sister and her partner found a love of gardening and took on an allotment at Marsh Lane in Hungerford.  They were there from the start, when it was just an overgrown, stubbly field.  Now it's all beautiful gardens with grassed pathways and flowers and vegetables everywhere.  Belinda and her friend had put up signs with carrots on them all around Hungerford, and you followed them to get to the allotments.  They had a barbecue, veg stand (I had already got some pork from the Farmers market in the High Street, and bought potatoes and a cabbage to go with them for our Sunday supper.  It turned out the cabbage had come from Belinda, so I needn't have bought it, but it went to a good cause!  With my beans and courgettes too, we had a delicious supper.) and Belinda had organised the tombola:

The sun shone and I chillaxed for the afternoon.


Sadly.......I didn't get to Newbury Show for breakfast, but you can't do everything!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Afternoon on the allotment

My sister, Belinda, is having an open afternoon on her allotment tomorrow and I plan to go along - which means I'll go to Newbury Show for breakfast!!

Her allotment is fantastic but whenever I come home I do feel like tarmacking our garden!  Like quilt shows: equally inspiring and demotivating!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Full Moon and Quackers

Just went out to shut up the animals and couldn't get over the amazing harvest moon:

These pictures really don't do it justice - it's HUGE!
Also, here is the fantastic quilt Jackie has made for her soon-to-be-here grand-daughter

Enough to drive anyone quackers!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Bags and Cosmos

Anthea came to Pitch and Stitch and brought along the bag she made at the Clare Kingslake workshop:

And Jo sent me a photo of the bag she made out of strips of fabric:
She hadn't added the straps yet.

Really beautifully made.
We are running this workshop again in the Autumn Schedule - and places are going fast!

Also, couldn't resist taking some photos of my Cosmos yesterday evening.  I only started growing it a few years ago - the name put me off.  With the bad weather this year I planted the seeds very late, and planted them out much later, so we won't have so much time to enjoy them before the first frost.

Monday, 9 September 2013


Thought I'd put up a few pictures of the garden - it was looking quite pretty before the weekend

Oh and then there are quite a few pesky little lodgers we could do without

All my lovely orange and yellow stuff(can't remember what they are called) but I think they are Red Admiral caterpillars so I don't like to pick them off.

Oh, and of course we have welcomed two more animals to Lorne Hill Farm

Here they are rolling around:

A big HELLO to Big Boy and Barney!


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Autumn Schedule

For anyone not on our mailing list, here is our new schedule (unfortunately I couldn't upload the photos, but just email me for the full schedule, with pictures, if you are interested):


All workshops are £30 for the day including a light lunch unless otherwise stated.

A minimum of two bookings are necessary for us to hold workshops, and in the case of cancellation we will give at least 72 hours’ notice.

For more information or to book, call Joanne on 01488 648736 or Sandra on 01635 522402 or email: lornehillquilts@yahoo.co.uk

        Wednesday 11th September -  Beginner’s Sampler Course – Part 4
          Wednesday 25th September -   Medallion Quilt Course with Lynne Johnson
        Wednesday 2nd October -       Beginner’s Sampler Course – Finishing Day
        Wednesday 9th October -      Clare Kingslake Satchel workshop. £35
  Wednesday 16th October - Japanese Patch Cot Quilt
           Saturday 19th October - Free Motion Quilting with Anne Ray 
  Wednesday 23rd October - Loom Knitting 
           Wednesday 30th October  - Medallion Quilt Day 
          Saturday 2nd November - Quilt as you go Table Runner with Anne Ray
 Saturday 9th November - Foundation Pieced Sampler with Helene Burgess 
           Wednesday 13th November - Quilt As you Go Bed Quilt  
   Wednesday 20th November - Elf Advent Calendar    
            Saturday 23rd November - Advent Calendar Day 
         Wednesday 27th November - Medallion Quilt  
   Wednesday 4th December - Christmas Banner 
            Wednesday 11th December - Teddy Bear Workshop

            Saturday 14th December - Christmas wreath making. 10.00am to 1.00pm £20 per wreath.
So there you are!