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Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters & Baking Bread

Hello all. I had a lovely day yesterday, I went with a friend to Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters. It was so nice to sit and chat and sew and drink tea and eat cake (which was really good).  I always bump into such lovely ladies. Helen Spice gave a very interesting talk and showed lots of quilts too. And we even got a bundle of fabric. If you get the chance to go - do. It's well worth it.  And this is my recent 8" square piece I'm working on. I'll show you it when it's finished.  And for those of you who listen to The Archers you'll know there has been much talk about a bread baking competition.  So I decided I'd give it a go.  And here is my first attempt at baking bread.  Hmmmm.  It was very nice.  Even DH said it was good.  Take care all and I hope to hear from you soon.

Ryton Organic Gardens

Hello All. I had a morning out today to Ryton Organic Gardens. I was lucky as it was a bright sunny morning. Here are some photos of my visit.

And I also wanted to let you know about an exhibition by the Living Threads Group next year called 'Visual Delights'. It's on from 3 - 12 April 2013 at Trent College in Long Eaton.  This group exhibits every other year and I really enjoyed their last exhibition.  Do make a note of the dates and try to go.  I can assure you it's worth the effort.


Hello all. Hope you're all well and have been making the most of the great weather. I was off on Thursday and went to watch a stage of the Tour of Britain. I did take some photos - but they aren't great.  I think you either need to watch something as fast as a cycle race or concentrate on taking photos.  I watched the race as I wanted to make sure I got a glimpse of Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.  Easy to spot as they were both near the front of the main group.
This isn't Mark Cavendish.  He was riding a bike.  But I thought it looked funny.   This is the main group - as I said I was watching the race... I've also been doing some gardening as the weather has been so nice.  I've sown some sweet peas as I keep hearing that sewing in the autumn gets better results.  I've also dug out and planted up some foxgloves and aquilegia.  So when I've made a bit more progress I'll show you how it's going. Not much progress on the sewing front at the mo - but I wil…

FoQ 2012

Hello all, A bit late with my photos of FoQ 2012 - but better late than never.
So above is a photo of the coffee morning.  I would recommend booking a place on it for next year.  It's a really nice way to start the day - and you get to park right at the front And here are a selection of photos from the exhibition.  The variety and quality was great.   I really had a lovely time and hope you did too.