Creativity …

23/10/2016 § 2 Comments

Yesterday, in a village hall near Stockbridge, I met up with a lovely group of ladies who had asked me to run a Patchwork Day.  The brief was to actually ‘make something’!

Well, that’s my kind of a day and here are a few moments from our wonderful day filled with creativity, colour and chatter …


We quickly arranged the big tables, ironing boards and assorted sewing machines inside the hall, as the heating warmed us up to the rafters.  There was a LOT of fabric and everyone had fun choosing colours that would make either a bag or a cushion, from a traditional Log Cabin design.

Soon the sewing machines were humming happily and everyone was chatting and stitching their chosen project …





Everyone had brought something for lunch – a delicious break in the middle of our patchwork log cabins.  And at the end of the afternoon, everyone had a Ta Dah moment …

Drum roll please …. …. ….


Three cushions and two totes completed and big smiles all around.

For me, the day marked a return to the ‘classroom’ since I left teaching in 2013.  I can’t wait for my Garden Studio to be completed so that classes can run right here, surrounded by fabrics with Flora Puddleduck quacking along in the garden as we sew!

Enjoy the awesome Autumn colours – here are a few photos of our White Birch tree in the garden and the farm where I walk the collies – I definitely feel a russet-inspired quilt coming on.



I’m off to pick more rosehips and hawthorn berries to make some Hedgerow Jelly – the collies for company, of course.  It’s a beautiful day and I can’t bear to be inside – Autumn is most definitely my favourite season of the year.

Enjoy the rest of October – and all that Autumn brings.


Workshops in Winchester – taught by Adaliza.  Max 5 per group.

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