Monday, 31 October 2011

Hamtune Autumn Fayre


Parkinson Charity stall

cushion raffle

Bottle tombola

The lacemakers

Quilting demo
Machine embroidery demo
main raffle
cake stall

craft stall

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Bird # 1

In 2009 I purchased a set of bird patterns and fabric monthly [ BOM]. They have sat in my workroom going nowhere, so last week I decided it was time to make them. This is the first one I have attempted. It has so many really tiny pieces, but I love it.. now to complete the other eleven plus the four woodland scenes through the seasons.

The pattern and kits were bought from Silverlinings.

Hamtune Meeting 18th October

At the meeting of Hamtune last night, we had a sit and sew evening, with the option of making a robin or owl [ same pattern different colours!] for our Autumn Fayre. It was very successful and a good time was had by all.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Raspberry Row

Having cleared a bed in the garden which was very overgrown I decided to try growing some fruit. My sister gave me a bag of autumn fruiting raspberries yesterday and I managed to get them planted this morning.. roll on next autumn and a great crop of fruit.


Debbie's birthday gift

SunBonnet Sue for Eleanor

Opening the gifts

Sisters Abigail and Eleanor

Mum 97, Deb and me

Born 15 Oct 1914

So much cake!

Richard, Jacq & Eleanor

Saturday, 15 October 2011


9th sister Debbie 64 yrs
13th son Richard The big 40 !!
15th mum Mary 97 years
17th granddaughter Eleanor 4 yrs
Plus other grandaughter Abigail was 8 on Sept 30th..

We are having a joint birthday
party tomorrow.. how will I
fit 213 candles on the cake!!

Friday, 7 October 2011

I made it

 A very successful day. Yesterday I managed to sew on four labels to quilts I had made some time ago, quilted and finished five Prem Baby quilts for Linus [ they were all ready cut out]. I also finished 4 Christmas Tree ornaments that had been waiting since last! Christmas for a ribbon hanger. Plus I made two Halloween bags for my granddaughters.. now if every day was like that I would get a lot accomplished.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

IAM day

The group that meets at my house once a month is called IAM, as in "I am going to finish this or that" so today is IAM day and I have a pile of things I want to finish. The trouble is there is always so much to talk about, then lunch [ we share dessert ] and never enough time.
My list for today:
3 Quilt labels to sew on [ I hate doing this!]
5 Prem baby quilts to quilt and finish [ for Linus ]
3 Christmas decorations to add ribbon to [ for our Fayre ]
2 Halloween bags to make for the granddaughters

Monday, 3 October 2011

3 years of Blogging


October 1st Chris and I went "Green Lane-ing" in his old Land Rover. Starting at Kelmarsh in Northamptonshire we travelled along deserted lanes, through fields and gated roads to Rockingham Castle.
There was not a lot of water in the "wet bits" but they were still fun. A Shepherd was moving his flock and we had to veer off into the field to avoid them, what a wonderful sight seeing his sheep dog moving the flock to another field. Lunch consisted of sausage rolls and banana overlooking the Reservoir. A really nice very hot day. It also happened to be 3 years since I started blogging.

Biopsy, bruises and a block finish

Thursday I went into hospital at 10.30 for my lung biopsy, the staff could not have been nicer and put me at ease. The procedure meant lying...