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, 26 August 2014


Excuse any mistakes in this post but I've been up since 4.30am and it's not even 8 o'clock yet and feels like bedtime!

We have had a lovely weekend with Coco and Elodie - our young friends from France.  They come over as part of the Hungerford Twinning exchange - their mum came with them two years ago but this time they came on their own.  I'm hoping that we will get to visit them in France next year.  We did so much!

They arrived on Friday and Elodie helped me make some meringues while Coco went off on the tractor with George (their parents are farmers too so we have a lot in common).

After breakfast
on Saturday we went to a fete at Axford (we were dancing there) and the children loved the dog show.  In the evening we went to a barn dance and hog roast in Hungerford which was a lot of fun.

Up again early on Sunday for a day in Oxford.  We went on the French coach.  Whenever I go on coach trips with the quilt group I notice that as soon as everyone sits down you hear the click, click, click of seat belts.  Well - this doesn't happen with the French.  The children all sat in the aisle playing cards and everyone was up and down the whole time!  We had a lovely day looking around the colleges

rowing on the river (absolutely hilarious - we rowed up the river while Penny punted from side to side!)

and visiting the Natural History Museum

Then yesterday - Hooray! - all was safely gathered in so with harvest over (apart from the drying) George and Jonathan came with us to the White Horse Show at Uffington.  By lunchtime it was pelting down but we had a lovely time anyway

In between the children played constantly with Rheuben and the other animals

 we had a cream tea when we got home after the show, then fish and chips for supper and then by 5.30am this morning they were on their way home!


To use up a bit of time this morning I went through my emails and was thrilled to get one from Denise with a picture of her beautiful quilt she made with our beginners group:

 Another success!


  1. Gosh you did pack an awful lot in on your w/end, bet the youngsters really enjoyed it ! Soon be time to get back to school, what a thought ! Not wanting to hassle, but any ideas when your next programme of classes will be published, Toni and I are keen to get back to some sewing as the days draw in. Carole

  2. Hi Carole - we're working on it now! Hope to have it out in a couple of weeks time. I'm at work next week, then in Jersey for a few days and then workshops will start 3rd or 4th week in September!