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, 18 March 2015

March Hares

Just had a brilliant workshop doing the March Hare Primitive stitchery - just all busily hand-sewing away, no stress, just a lot of chat, laughing,

and comparing progress
To help with the embroidery stitches I dug out  my book of "100 Embroidery Stitches" which I have referred to so many times over the years.  As a rough guide to how old it is, the price on it is "1/3 (one shilling and thruppence) or 6p".  I will never forget how my pocket money started at thruppence, then went up to sixpence, then ninepence, and just when it was due to go up to a shilling decimalisation came in and it went back down to 5p.

Jacqui brought in the cushion she made at the Winter Stitchery workshop

She's going to make this stitchery into a spring cushion.  We are going to do a summer stitchery next term and then an Autumn one so by Christmas we will have all four seasons.

Meanwhile I finished quilting and binding my Clare Kingslake "Joanne's farm" Redwork hanging.  Clare designed it especially for us and it shows my Flytesofancy chicken house and the two pigs I used to have.  I am really pleased with it

Finally, one of those frustrating little things about 19 year olds.   I washed all 22 socks George put in the laundry basket yesterday and after they were dry, went to pair them up and discovered this

Three pairs of socks and 16 odd ones......