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, 28 February 2017

What we get up to in the Workshop!

A great crowd of us in the workshop this morning, and lots of different things going on - besides a lot of chat.

Last week the talk was all about ghosts and hauntings.  I am rather superstitious, but hadn't realised quite how much I had taken in until I went to shut in the geese and chickens.  It was very dark, and the wind was whistling around, and I got half way down the drive before I had to run back - there was no way I was going out there without a very strong torch!  It was a good half an hour before the back of my neck stopped prickling!!

Anyway, today we were mainly talking about marmalade making, local gos.....I mean news, the Northern Lights (three of us have recently been to see them) and, of course, what we were working on.

Lots of us start on one thing, and then move onto the next for a bit of a change!

Louise was knitting and then quilting

Karen finished off this pretty little dress,

and then got her knitting out

And having finished her Modular Knitted blanket,

Lynn got on with her Yoko Saito block

Three of us were working on tapestries.

Eileen has her handbags

                                      Dawn her lovely flowers

                                                                      and Sally her wily old fox!

Ros was going applique mad (which is something she never expected to happen)

and two of us were binding.  Jackie putting the binding on what seemed like hundreds of Morris hankies
and I was putting the binding on my Donegal Tweed quilt

My goodness, there's a lot of talk about our mother's crafts being forgotten, but I'd say they're still going on strong here in East Garston.  In fact, I know that people are crafting all over the country, but quietly, in sheds, studios, workshops, spare rooms, and in front of the telly!  Much more fun in company though! 

Our Caravan site opens this week, so we look forward to all our visitors from around the country who will pop up and join us on Tuesday mornings!


  1. I met 2 young people who didn.t know how to put a knot in thread at the w.end.

    1. It's the getting the knots out that's hard! Ha ha

  2. What a lovely relaxing yet productive time you have! I might spend some time today knitting and crocheting but unfortunately I will be talking to myself...

  3. Time to start the fremington craft circle!