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, 30 September 2015

And We're Off.....Again!

So, after the summer break the Medallion course resumed - and we were packed to the rafters!  Most exciting was the lovely fabric delivered by Lynne - from Cupcake Cottons in Burford, and Jan - from Village Fabrics in Wallingford!

They let us sell these fabrics in the workshop and there is such a lovely selection - very tempting!

Sheila showed us a couple of the quilts she has been working on - this is the first time she has been down this year so we were all pleased to see her.  Sheila makes all her quilts, from start to finish, by hand so they really are stunning.

The photo of Sheila's Wedding Band quilt above really does not do it justice; the sun shining on it has bleached out the lovely pale blues which is a great shame. 

And, of course, Alice showed us the Medallion she made and has had professionally quilted which was stunning

Lynne also produced her new Quilt-as-you-Go Baltimore so some of us will be making that this year
Lots of work then.

Of course, with 13 of us in the workshop there was an awful lot of chat and stories told.  Jenny asked why some of the stories about things I see on and around the farm don't get printed on the blog - and I explained that anything too sad, or risqué, or outrageous can only be told face to face......

I will say, however, that there has been a lot of bereavement recently, both in my family and friend's, and everyone here today has something to worry about.  Getting together with friends and being able to talk about stuff and sharing those worries can be just as therapeutic as using a needle and thread and making something beautiful.  It really can take some of the weight off of our shoulders!

And I nearly forgot - even Jonathan was happy because I got two pots of Ros's delicious honey!

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