Wednesday, 26 September 2012

V&H Fair

Please join us at our 2012 Textile & Fashion Fair on the 29th September 2012 (10am - 4pm)at the Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6AD.
  The V&H Textile & Fashion Fair is a 'must visit' for anyone interested in vintage fashion, home textiles, sewing or creating. So whether you are looking for that special dress or jacket, fabrics, haberdashery for your latest project, a special gift or sewing supplies, or just love to be surrounded by like minded & creative people, do come along for a great day out.

There will be free goody bags for  the first 100 visitors of the day & a fabulous tea room run by the Ladies of Rangeworthy with all proceeds going to charity.

Hope to see lots of you there!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

WI Flower Show 2012

Last Saturday was the annual Rangeworthy Women's Institute Flower Show where villagers can show off their gardening & creative skills. Once again I was asked to judge the art & craft categories which is always interesting. Unfortunately, this year the fruit & vegetable entries were way down due to the awful weather we have had & a distinct lack of produce. Still, there were plenty of cakes, preserves, photographs, crafts & children's entries. I took a few photos to show you all - I was rather taken by the Swedish cross stitch picture, the patriotic quilt & the patchwork hen!

The scarves will all be donated to a homeless charity.

Beautifully hand knitted  cardigans.

Jewellery & glass crafts.

Lots of artwork.

Veggie cup cakes!

Little wooden mice made by a 10 year old!

Fruit & veg animals.

Herbs & flowers.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Squash, But No Tomatoes!

This year the only vegetables that have grown well in my veggie garden are courgettes & squash. Everything else has been pathetic including the tomatoes grown in the polytunnel. Usually I have more tomatoes than I know what do with, but not this year. Ditto my cucumbers, peppers, chillis & aubergines. Even my apple tree has only produced 2 apples - one each for the horses! The herbs have done well though.

This Saturday is the annual WI Flower Show at the village hall & I doubt I'll be entering anything this time. Last year there were bumper entries but I think that the fruit & veg classes will be down due to the poor wweather. I have once again been asked to judge the craft categories & am looking forward to seeing the entries.