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
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
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