The two Hornbeams in our garden are really clinging onto their leaves, but a couple more nights like this and they'll be laid bare.
Then, for some reason I thought there was only going to be four ladies at the workshop...and then there were eight, which was a lovely surprise!
Janet brought her hexagon quilt to bind at yesterday's Pitch and Stitch, it's so bright and beautiful, just what we need on these cold, dark days.
I have been particularly struck by how early it seems to get dark this winter - it's like the middle of the night by 4.30 so you feel like the day is nearly done, and yet in Summer you'd think nothing of starting something at that time!
Last week Barbara brought along her lovely tuffet which she made at a workshop recently (not here, and I can't remember where, maybe Lady Sew & Sew but I may be wrong). She's rightly very proud of it, and I'm sure it'll be a long while before anyone is allowed to put their feet up on it!
Christmas is just around the corner now. I'll be running outside to put the Christmas lights along the front of the house tomorrow (we take the putting up of lights very seriously in School Lane, East Garston) and my Christmas puds are maturing nicely in the larder. I made them last week, and as well as the family having a stir and making a wish, the ladies who came to our crochet class also had a go!
I've been busy making little Christmas gifts, which will have to remain secret for a while. I need to point out to Lynne that they are just fun little things, and they are deliberately made in a homespun way!
Next week will be the last of our workshops for 2016, apart from the Christmas wreaths, and we'll all be making Frosty:
There are still a couple of places on the workshop, if anyone would like to join us!