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, 6 August 2015


Quite a few things are making me grumpy at the moment.

Harvest started last Friday, which was late, but we've had a steady few days.  It makes me grumpy because of all the tension in the air from the farmers - it goes from one extreme to the other, the men are either under your feet all day moaning about the weather, or you spend the whole day on your own making sure they have food and drink when they need it.

George won't let anyone else drive the new Claas tractor.

All these windy days are making me grumpy - and the garden hates it.  My beans are hopeless; as soon as they get more than a foot tall the wind blows them down and rips off the leaves.  I have to keep watering everything all the time because the wind dries it out.  I came home last week and Jonathan asked why I'd hung a sheet over the apple tree - again, the wind blew it there.

I went round to water my pots at the front of the house yesterday and found this:

Two of my Cosmos, snapped at the roots.

And the worse thing is, the wind is cold!  I was reduced to sitting in the greenhouse the other day:

At least the toms and cucumbers are coming along nicely.

And the little gosling is coming along nicely too - he's no longer yellow and his tail and wing feathers are starting to grow.

Because I can't get out as much as I'd like, I've finished my Donegal Tweed and cotton quilt:
I'm quite pleased with it.

(Feels like I'm not quite so grumpy now).

And we have two little house guests for a couple of weeks - Pepsi and Sprite - who are so sweet

It's been years since I've had a hamster.

And tomorrow we are off to the NEC for the quilt show....

So perhaps I shouldn't be grumpy after all!


  1. The colour matching on that quilt is VERY clever. A real 3D look. Why don`t you have an area of garden where you filter the wind with breaks. You need that fencing made of willow where the wind can blow through but the strength is broken up.

  2. Sounds like you've cheered yore up. Enjoy the show. Shame about the wind blowing all your plants around maybe you could get some of that wind shield netting.

  3. This grey weather is making me grumpy. Your toms are much more advanced than ours.
    Cheer up now, the sun's coming out!