Saturday, 3 September 2016

A Great Saturday!

3rd September 2016

Such a busy day...

....collected my sewing machine but the guy said he never wants to see it again as it was a 'nightmare' to fix!!! So disappointed with this machine, only 3 years old and needed 3 repairs, I had my last machine for over 30 years with only a couple of services needed!

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Next went to the local home for the blind at the invitation of Alan Hulme, Organic Gardener, who helped us with the willow dome project in the park...

....Alan started a project in the grounds of the home to involve residents and daily visitors in  gardening.....




.....with the help of volunteers he built raised beds and erected a poly tunnel....



......2 helpers preparing windfall apples for juicing....



....we had the most amazing chocolate cake cooked by Alan, I have asked him for the recipe!


Alan placing the bag in the juicer...


....apples poured into the top and the handle turned...


...Gary, the chairman of our park friends group turning the handle....





....pressing begins


....the juice was DELICIOUS!!!


A film was being made to show Alan's work in the community and I was in it pretending to buy a jar of honey, such fun!!


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This afternoon we had the first meeting for our yarnbombing in the park 2017.....



....we had a very productive meeting in a local coffee shop, coffee, cake atmosphere was brilliant.....






.....finally finished my vase cover by free machining leaves and hand stitching  using hand dyed curly yarn...




....I don't often say this but I am quite pleased with my vase cover creation!!!