While driving around the local area last week I came across these new characters who seemed to have taken up residence in the neighbouring village of Wylam. This lovely lady was sitting outside the florists shop.
And the French onion seller was outside the village greengrocers.
And the postman was collecting from the post office.
This chap should have been in South Africa though, helping out the England team.
Mary Poppins was seen flying in to help out with all the unruly children
And finally , the police were on hand to keep law and order on the roads.
These fantastic scarecrows were all taking part in the first Wylam scarecrow competition, part of the village celebrations for the annual summer fayre. There were many more dotted around the village, too many to show you here, but great fun.
I have started to put together the star blocks for my bali pops quilt. Having mastered the flying geese for the star points, I found this block went together quite quickly and I think it looks quite effective. But with a broken washing machine, buying a new car, a broken tooth and a trip to Leeds University open day at the weekend, I haven't had much time for sewing this weekend.
Happy Quilting xx