We went for a walk after lunch, to look for sloes ....... and there wasn't a sloe to be found! We had hoped that there would be a good crop this year, after the complete lack of them last year, but there was not a single solitary sloe to be had. However I have had a look on ebay (where else??!!) and if we don't find any locally, I will be able to buy some to make sloe gin.
However, there were compensations aplenty ....... first there were animals
new gates to admire
I was glad to be in the company of a master dry stone waller who approved of the construction of this new stretch of wall
then there was the chance to take some arty seed head photos .......
before wending our weary way up the hill home
resisting the urge to kick up the leaves!
when we moved here seven years ago, there were only a few sparrows in the garden. Now, many, many, bags of bird food later (costing a lot more than tuppence a bag!), we have a very healthy population
finally, the sewing! I started with the six blocks with little sayings
after cutting them to size, I added the borders
then stitched the six blocks together
when I was in the studio at the weekend, it was cold enough to have the first fire of the autumn!
next, I took the six blocks with little pictures (you might notice that one of them isn't quite finished!)
these six blocks just have plain borders
I looked out the instructions for my workshop bag .........
.......as two of my friends from Abbey Quilters, Sandra and Sheila, are coming for a day's workshop in November to make one
it's quite a while since I last taught this workshop, so I need to make new samples
I pulled these fabrics from my stash - I'm looking forward to using them
I bought this panel at patch'n'chat on Friday, for a quick and easy project ...... yes, I'll tell you about it tomorrow!