But what a month it's been! Real life has very much taken over quilting.
On the 3rd August I became a Granny to 8lb 6oz Isaac Thomas
and what a lovely little baby he is. I dashed out to Jersey the next day to meet him and I have to say he is one of the sweetest babies I have ever seen!
Naturally my dash back the same evening was halted when 10 minutes into the flight the captain told us he was turning back due to a technical fault. Again, a trip to Jersey turned into a lot of waiting around on my own - this time outside of a closed up airport in the dark. Fortunately Ben rescued me at about 10.45 and I was able to sleep at their house for the night.
Jonathan and I are looking forward to visiting for a few days mid-September when harvest will be a distant memory, and we can spend some quality time with our new grandson!
Next big day on the calendar was Sandra's daughter Lizy's wedding
Sandra's wedding gift to them was the Antique Wedding Sampler she made here at Lorne Hill Farm
It was a wonderful wedding, held near Ramsbury, so bride and groom and Mother and Father of the bride booked into The Bell for the wedding night. Sadly they had such fun at the wedding that they didn't get to the Bell until after 1.00am, and were locked out. They found one outside room open so Lizy and Phil started their married life together sleeping on the floor of Lizy's parents' room!
And in everyday life lots of things have been happening. This came up our drive at the beginning of the month
and is now parked by the house (I think it's to encourage visits from grandchildren). I slept out in it one night, which was sort of fun, but I don't think I'm a camping out sort of person anymore.
And the final change was that I have now left Trinity School, and so my days of being a receptionist are over. I have enjoyed working there for the last 11 years, and seeing it go from strength to strength to the amazing school it now is, but the winds of change were in the air........
We are now on our summer break from the workshops, and held the last workshop at the end of July. Aileen, who comes to Pitch and Stitch (which still runs through August) had brought lots of cotton reels that belonged to a friend who was moving. We were allowed to take any we wanted but no one really showed a lot of interest until Pippa spotted them. Her enthusiasm drew everyone's attention as she lined them up and read out all the imaginative names they had been given
There are none left now!
The 'portable workstation' workshop was such a success that we will be running it again,
and there have been some great pieces of work at Pitch and Stitch including Glenys' needlepoint cushion for her Grandson,
and my play balls for my Grandson!