Well it has been an exciting 7 months with one month to go for the ladies who took my Patchwork class.They started off with simple blocks moving onto more complex cutting and piecing and ending with quilting methods. They have came a long way in a short period of time. They also learned a lot about colour and design and how to learn from your mistakes!
Using my cut em boss and an acuquilt doggy I had a lovely little puppy to play with which the patchwork ladies also got to play with. Now talking about mistakes or carelessness to be fair this little quilt had a journey. Whilst I was shaking a can of replaceable glue for another project my doggies got a little splashed and nothing would take out the tiny stains so I embellished with some embroidery stitches!!
I hadn’t been to the farm yard before and was amazed by its size. Despite the fact it was wet and windy it was good to meet up with other volunteers to explore the outside for a change and see what plans there are for the future.
I was fascinated in the work involved in making the plate used to print this picture of the Mairi garden. I can’t begin to imagine the time it takes to get it just right.
All that walking around the garden had us hungry again so into the Londonderry arms in Carnlough fir afternoon tea.
What an excellent day out arranged for the volunteers by none other than Jenny. She even seemed to control the weather as the rain showers appeared briefly in between places of interest.
We got back on the coach as the castle was quite a bit away. The driver needed a medal for the manoeuvring he had to do around the parking area more suited to horses than vehicles.