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!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Jersey Break

Just back from a few days in Jersey, seeing where Victoria and Ben are living and visiting some of the sights.
We went to Hamptonne house where there was an amazing display of samplers - these were some of my favourites:

Made by Elizabeth Anna Marett, aged 7, in 1736

Made by Esther Boudier in 1781
Made by six year old Mary Jane Barreau in 1826
Made by six year old Mary Hamptonne
Below is a cheery little poem
This one was made by Patricia Bell who was deported from Jersey to the German prison camp at Biberach
This stunning sampler was made by 10 year old Elizabeth Hamptonne in 1826
Here are some details:

This is an angel carrying a cornucopia, but I think they looked like little divers carrying harpoons!

An amazing collection - Victoria is using them for inspiration with her cross-stitching.

We also saw some Jerseys!

I really want one as a milk cow.  Jonathan's mother always had one - his father, David, would milk it every day and once a week June would make butter and sell it at Newbury market.


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