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, 4 December 2018

Apologies in Advance....

To any crafty people who are reading this post and may be disappointed (there will be some craft photos at the end so go straight there if that's what you are after), but I have to confess that I have become a total fungiphile.

Back at the end of the summer people started posting photos of interesting fungi, and when I lamented that there was no fungus in our woods Pippa insisted there would be, I just had to look properly.

Well, I have been walking these woods and fields for nearly a quarter of a century....and I must have been walking around with my eyes shut!!  They are everywhere!  And I don't like to just look at them, I like to take photos....and if I've forgotten to take my phone, I try not to look because I couldn't bare to see some fascinating specimens and not be able to photograph them!

I've seen stands of toadstools

Little lonely ones

Cute little ones hiding in trees

Rather disgusting ones

Lacy ones

                                                                     Fat ones 

Orange ones
Carpets of them
and ones stretching up into the trees above my head.

How is it that I've never seen them before.....and what else is up in those woods that I never see......?

Anyway - that's got that out of my system so now back to the workshop.

Betty brought in her completed Yoko Saito Town quilt, which she started here on the farm, to show us

Very much a Summer town, we decided.  Denise is busy quilting hers, and didn't want a photo of it before it's finished, but I did snap a few details


Such stunning quilts.

And Ros brought in her linen quilt to show us

Those pebbly colours will look perfect in the beach house.

Then the other weekend I visited a neighbour.  Last Christmas she told me she was planning on upholstering a chair in needlepoint, and asked me for some pointers.  Well, she is now well on her way.

Her canvas was meticulously planned

and this is going to be a very beautiful chair indeed

 covered in really pretty pansies, one of her favourite flowers

I can't wait to see it finished but this is an opus so I'm afraid I'm going to have to!

Finally, my sister and I went to a lantern making workshop in Hungerford on Saturday

It was a lot of fun, but I hadn't realised we would be making them to parade at the Victorian Extravaganza!  Anyway, I finished mine off in the workshop this morning (all kinds of things go on at Pitch and Stitch) - hope it works!

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