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, 24 September 2015

Such a lot has been happening...

What a busy couple of weeks we've had!

We had a lovely time in Jersey visiting our daughter Victoria and were pleased to see she is settling in to her life on the Island with Ben. 

I think she had very high heals on in this picture.

I am not going to moan about the cancelled ferry home, the foul weather, or anything else - I'm going to concentrate on the positives!

We stayed at the lovely Five Roads Farm, in Millais Cottage

where they grow, of course, Jersey potatoes.  It was their 'relax' time - planting the potatoes starts in December.  We of course visited all the corners of the island and all the beaches


and on the second to last day the sun shone and I got to swim in the sea which was wonderful

The only (sort of ) problem was that whilst I was on Jersey I should have been here to, firstly, man a stand at the East Garston Art and Craft weekend, and secondly, be here to host Coastal Colours who were showing their wares at our workshop.  Of course, as is the way here, friends and neighbours rallied round.  Sally, Dawn and Jackie looked after the Lorne Hill Farm workshops stand

Apparently it was a lot of fun and lots of people came.

Coastal Colours were a huge success at our Pitch and Stitch on Tuesday. They spin and dye their own wool and Sandra said they were a lovely couple.  Sandra said at one point she asked if anything could be done with the bags of alpaca wool we have:

Apparently Graham pulled out a wodge (obviously not the technical term) and 10 minutes later produced this

We are really looking forward to them holding a two day spinning and dying workshop here next September - and both Sandra and I keep thinking about whether to visit e bay and look up spinning wheels........



  1. What a lovely break for you. Very interested to see the alpaca wool and hear about the spinning. I have a one to one double spinning lesson on Monday to help me get to grips with the tension on my new wheel.

  2. Jersey looks lovely. The picture of the rocky island looks like the place where I took of you and Jonathan last September. Its on my calendar.

  3. Lovely photos and very positive. Well done for swimming in the sea!