Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Friday 15 March 2013

I think I must be getting hooked

on quilting...

Not only have I increased my fabric stash by a substantial amount recently ( a shop closing down in Ledbury :-(  had lots of fabric ends on offer as did a couple of the local charity shops)


but I have bought a couple of different quilting feet for my sewing maching from Ebay. They are actually really useful for general sewing as well ( thats my excuse, anyway!)

And I am still managing to crochet a square a day :-) I can do one in about an hour now AND watch TV  :-)


  1. You've been busy! I hope that you soon feel better. Jx

  2. Hi Jan

    Thanks :-) Today I am actually out of bed - still all achey and bunged up but at least I am Doing Things around the house, at least.

  3. Sorry I am smiling to myself. Quilting and indeed fabric buying, is totally addictive, but I only think about it on days with a "Y" in them.

  4. I am so hooked! I keep on eyeing up clothes to see if they might make decent quilting material when they are no longer an use as clothing!

    And I now have the charity shop ladies telling me about any new fabric deliveries!

  5. Thanks for replying on my blog - nice to meet you, I have been a quilter for years, and also a machine-embroiderer, but have recently retired from doing both - hands getting a bit arthritic. Now I mainly write and crochet - good for you doing a square a day - that was my intention by i often get side tracked by a good book. Still, I do find crochet very therapeutic. Do call again - I shall put you on my side bar - I like the look of your blog!Talk about coincidence - the code word today for your blog is E piece!

    1. I love crochet - it makes me feel much more happy than knitting - not sure why?

      E piece I love it! i often get code words which resonate with the blog I am commenting on :-)

  6. Quilting is such an awesome art! I wanted to drop by and say thank you for following my blog. It means so much! I hope you will come back to visit. I will be subscribing to you as well!


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