Friday, 20 August 2010

Jenn's first Driving Lessons

This is the car on return after Jenn having her 2 hour
driving lesson.
All in one piece and she throughly enjoys driving!
I am so pleased as I love driving and it gets you places and
you have freedom, especially living so rurally as we do.
I sense a new car in the family, well a run around one anyway,
fit for a new lady driver!
Well done Jenn and Thank You Philip
for make her driving lessons good ones.

Litcham Caterpillars

I went to Litcham High School on Wednesday
in my role as a Breckland Community Artist.
I hadn't been to Litcham for many years, a beautiful Norfolk Village,
about 25 minutes from Quilters Cottage.
There was a select group of artists
who all enjoyed making there Caterpillas!
See more of The Hungry Caterpillar on previous posts.

Carol's Nursing Tribute

Carol has been working on this Applique Nursing
Tribute as a picture for her daughter who passed
her Nursing Degree this Summer.
Carol has learnt so many different techniques and is going to carry
on into her next project with more applique.
The Nursing badge will be framed and have her daughters photo
and details on the back.
Haydn @The Gallery is framing it for Carol.
Well done Carol!
See more of what goes on at

Pat's Jewelled Picture

Pat made the embellishment section last week and finished
the beading and jewels for homework.
It is really beautiful.
Well done Pat.
See more of Pat's work on previous posts.
See more embellishing on my website portfolio pages
click this link

Kate at the Gallery

Kate is Pat's 13 year old Grand Daughter and came to the Gallery
to see what Nan gets up to!
She too saw what work Nan makes and
set about making an Embellished card.
Kate had never used an embellisher or sewing machine before
but by the end of the morning had finished
a fantatastic card.
Kate wants to come along next week too!
Well done Kate!

Gallery Day 17th August 2010

Pat brought along lots of artwork she wanted to move on and
work in different ways to make very unique handmade cards.
Her shopping bag is one of those hessian unassuming
shopping bags. She is like Mary Poppins as she
takes artwork after artwork,materials and finished pieces
out of it.
She had a wonderful morning arranging, stamping and
Altering Art!!!!
See more of Pat's work on previous posts.


Coven girls reading the wonderful wedding square messages,
brainstorming how they can be joined and colours etc.

Wedding Squares

Joans daughter got married,friends and quests were asked
to fill in a cream fabric square with a message or sentiment.
Joan brought them to Coven night to get some inspiration
on how to join them together.
All the Coven girls had made one and it was lovely to see the different messages
and pictures people had done.
Joan is going to make a small keepsake quilt out of them.

Joans Birthday

Joan had another Birthday celebration with us, as it had been her birthday the week before.
I am known for not baking as I tend to cook savour and meals more.
Jenn is the cake baker in the family but
I made a lemon sponge cake with lemon icing and zest decoration
for this occasion.
It was delicious. I know so because the plates were bare
and there was only one slice left for Jennifer
when she came in from night duty.

Coven Quilters

Coven Quilters was at mine, in the studio, on Monday night.
Jane R was missing as she was in London celebrating a daughters Birthday.
As you can see with all the fabric over the table,brought by Kate.
We were having a wonderful evening, some more than others as usual,
Mrs. W at the back!
The fabric looks like it's going to be made into curtains, pennants and bags!
I think Kate is trying a piece on for size!
See my patchwork curtain made from similar fabric in a previous post.

So much in one week

I have only just got my computer back after the gremlins decided to have a rumage!
and do unspeakable things, my front screen looks like a new computer!!
Thank you Pete for saving what you could and sorting out my computer issues.
I have lots of news to share about this week even though
I am now sharing with a heavy heart.

Sad news Today

We lost Merlin last night to an irresponsible van driver who was speeding through the village.
Our neighbours witnessed it happen and the driven didn't stop. We have tried so hard to get speed inforcements in this section of the village as their are no pavements and there are alot of children.
Poor Merlin didn't stand a chance. He was coming home from his visit to the field opposite. He was 16 years old and has had a very happy life, we have been very lucky to share our haven here with him and he will be sorely missed.
Best wishes, dear friend.