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!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Middle of Autumn

Oh my word - the time is just flying by!

The rams are out with the sheep, the cattle are all back in the barns - seems like yesterday that we were letting them out in the Spring.

Hallowe'en has come and gone

Bonfire Night came and went in much the same way - although the Village bonfire and fireworks were spectacular, with a guy which looked just a little bit too real.  (I hope Alan doesn't mind me using his photo - it's much better than any I ever take)

We are as busy as ever in the workshop - we all found Ros's knitted shawl quite challenging, but when I am able to get everyone out of the kitchen, and really concentrate, I am able to get on with it fairly well - although it's not as neat as I'd like.  Still, to (roughly) quote Ros, "nothing a blind man on a galloping horse would worry about".

I am also working a lovely Christmas tapestry, which I'm really enjoying, but it pales into insignificance when compared with the beautiful cross stitch Victoria has just finished.

It is just so amazing - it's her first commission and I think it's absolutely stunning.  I really hope she gets it framed properly.

The Yoko Saito workshop on Wednesday brought us two surprises - one quilt top finished and ready to quilt by Pauline, and Betty's practically finished.

Both very lovely and the more you look, the more you see.

I would like to make one of these, and particularly when I get back home from walking the dogs and see our little village in the valley, with the lights just starting to come on

and I wonder about all the different lives being lived......


  1. That.s a lovely post Joanne with thoughtful sentiments. I often wonder the same when we pass over all those countries in a plane.

  2. Sounds a bit more glamorous than tramping down to the house!!

  3. Well done Victoria. Amazing!
    And the quilts and your reflections made me think of 'The land of counterpane'.