Wednesday, May 25, 2016

24th May

Mary showed the group the quilt she has been making at home for Rachael House's 21st year. It is really beautiful Mary and the rainbow signifies hope in a place where children's  lives  are prayed for so deeply. 
Mary and Margaret preparing the wallhanging for quilting. 
And the new Mrs Morris, just back from her recent marriage in Boston, makes the tab tops which we'll attach next time. Its really coming together now. 

The group is planning to have a car boot sale to raise funds for our next wallhanging whuch we wull start after the summer break. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016


We had a lovely walk on Sunday 8 May in Falkland Estate which just happened to coincide with The Open Studios Day. Falkland was abuzz with visitors and the wee shops busy as we left the car park to head towards the start of our walk around part of the estate. We were really pleased to have Hilda back with us again after her recovery from injury. The weather was sunny and warm and was bringing people and their dogs out in droves.

Our first wee sojourn was to the Centre of Stewardship situated in a lovely old building which also hosts a cafe. There are lovely sets of wooden seats outside ranging in size, just like daddy bear, mummy bear and baby bear sizes and just shouting out for a photo opportunity. Inside a lady was carding and hand spinning wool. We would have loved to stop longer but the walk awaited

Heading uphill and past a small farm we walked on grassy tracks where the butterflies were sunning themselves and then onto a forest track where everyone enjoyed the shade. Descending again we arrived at Hollytree Crafts a woodworking workshop owned by two brother. One makes smaller items and the other does internal work in houses, bespoke staircases etc. Wilma and I sat on a lovely stool made out of 9 different woods which spelt out BE AT PEACE, just lovely

Walking past the Pillars of Hercules folks were sitting in the cafe, in the patio area and in the garden. We headed back to Falkland to the Hayloft Cafe where 15 of us (lovely to see Joe who joined us there) enjoyed scones, cakes and coffees. Thanks to the staff who very kindly accommodated us and worked late so we could enjoy our refreshments

Back to the carpark we said our walkers prayer and gave thanks for our time spent with friends