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!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Finally it's May!

Lambs are still being fed, we're still waiting for calves to be born, but May certainly has a softer feel to it after being buffeted around by April.  Jonathan and I are so tired that I put my foot down and insisted we go away for a week at the end of the month - so we have a week in Cornwall to look forward to.

We danced for May Day, which was good fun, and then I decided I really had to go up to the woods to see how the Bluebells are.  I had read my cousin Jen's blog (Freshwinds) where she took some lovely photos of the Bluebell woods in Sussex, so I took my camera with me.  I know the Bluebells up in Hashams are beautiful, but didn't have time for a long walk so I went up to Rogers Wood behind the house.

I wasn't disappointed; the Bluebells were beautiful:

On the way up I saw a clump of Cowslips on the edge of  the field which surprised me

and once I reached the top of the lane, the brooding sky over the acres of Rape looked stunning

I also saw loads of Dead Nettles,

which, my mother told me when I was little, was where the fairies kept their dancing shoes when they slept through the day!

Anyway, it was a very nice walk.

Today Pitch and Stitch was very busy, with Anthea making a girly quilt for her granddaughter

and Louise finishing the stitchery she started at our workshop

The crocheted edge really finished it off.

And finally Jackie showed us the Purple and silver quilt she is making for her nephew's wedding present - they chose the colours and the design is Kaffe Fassett - he's going to be the after dinner speaker when we go to the NEC in August.

It's all very well me going for walks to look at wild flowers - I really should go out right now and sort out my wild garden!



  1. Nice positive post. Happy May!

    1. Are you saying my posts aren't always positive?!

  2. Haha! You've got to enjoy those bluebells while they're there though! Love the purple and silver quilt.

    1. Yep - and you can't pick a bunch and take them home!

  3. I thought wild gardens were all the rage. Lovely pictures.