Following on from our very successful inaugural Happy Stitches Hurrah in April 2024, we're delighted to announce that we will be hosting a festive Hurrah on Saturday 9th November 2024, again at the beautiful Honington Grange in Lincolnshire.   Our hope and intention is to fill the day with slow and relaxing hand sewing, along side laughter, good company and scrumptious food.   It will be a special and social day spent with like minded people, sharing knowledge with friends old and new and making happy memories of a hobby that we all love and enjoy!   

We hope that you will join us!

Very best wishes and happy stitches, Sarah, Penny and Andy xo


The day will commence at 10am, with tea, coffee and a homemade biscuit on arrival.  There will be a little time for us all to get to know one another, before we will start our sewing at 10:30am.  

Included in your ticket price, will be a brand new Christmas kit, which will be full of happy hand stitches, pretty fabrics and Sarah's favourite techniques for you to start sewing straight away.  It will be quite an involved project so you can expect to be taking it home to complete.  We may as always share some sneaky peeks of the project before hand, but it will be revealed in full on the day.

If you prefer, bring along another Pretty Fabrics and Trims kit to stitch.  Remember, the aim of the day is relaxed slow stitching, in a chatty, harmonious and safe environment, so please do sew what you feel most comfortable with.  

Whilst this is not a formal 'workshop' as such, Sarah will of course be moving around the room throughout the day, during which time she will happily help you.  You may wish to bring an existing PF&T kit that you have come to halt on or put off starting.  Alternatively, if there is a specific hand sewing technique you would like her to demonstrate to you, please do pop us email before hand and Sarah will make sure she is prepared!  


We will break mid morning for tea and coffee, which will be a lovely opportunity  for you to visit our little 'pop up' shop.   If you wanted to pre-order anything specific from the website, just let us know beforehand and we will bring it along for you on the day.

After more happy stitches, we will be treated to a delicious two course buffet luncheon.   

The afternoon will be filled with yet more relaxed happy hand stitches, with a further break for tea and cake (if we have room that is!).  

We will be be bringing lots of our quilts, previous makes and pretties with us to share with you and for you to touch and feel in real life! (Yes, it's ok to look at look at the back).

We would also love to see your own  completed PF&T pieces should you wish to bring them along.  

The day will end at 4:30pm.


A final note, everyone is welcome, whether you are coming on your own or in a group and regardless of if you have just started out on your hand sewing journey.  Rest assured, you will be surrounded by the generous hearted stitching community, who love nothing better than to share a little happiness in every stitch!


Honington Grange is a family farm set in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, close to Grantham, Lincoln, Stamford, Newark and Sleaford with function facilities, three luxury cottages on site and a further cottage situated in the nearby village of Honington.  The Happy Stitches Hurrah is being held in the beautifully converted bright and airy barn overlooking the courtyard garden.  If it is a nice day, we'll be able to open the large glass doors which lead directly onto the courtyard outside. 

There will be plenty of parking available.  Alternatively, should you be travelling by train, the nearest mainline train station is in Grantham approx. 6 miles away.

Non-stitching partners / chauffers will find much to enjoy nearby whilst you are enjoying your happy stitches.  Belton House is just 3 miles away, with lots to see and do.  There's also Belton Garden Centre which has a fabulous restaurtant....we can all attest that the 'Belton Breakfast Bap' is delicious.  Other historic houses include Burgley House, Belvoir Castle and Tattershall Castle.  There are also various aviation museums within the proximity, due to Lincolnshires close ties with the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Honington Grange
Frinkley Lane
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  • If you book more than one ticket on your order, please email us with the names of those within the group who will be attending, so we can make name badges.  Please note, all future contact from us regarding the event will be made with the lead booker, but we are obviously happy to help, should any members of the party make contact directly with us if they have a question.


  • The full cost of the day, is payable upon booking.  In the event of cancellation by you, this is non refundable, so please ensure that you have checked your dates prior to booking.  If however, we are able to fill your place (from our Reserve List), then a full refund will be given.  


  • If for some unavoidable circumstance we need to cancel the event, we will let you know as soon as it is physically possible.  In this situation a full refund of the Happy Stitches Hurrah ticket cost only, will be made.  We will not however, be liable for any travelling costs, accommodation costs, or any other expenses that you may incur.


  • Included in your ticket price is a new seasonal kit, plus all the food and refreshments as detailed in the description above.   Should you have any special dietry requirements, please let us know at time of booking via email and we will do all that we can as always to accommodate these. 


  • The event is a hand sewing day.  We would ask that you bring your own hand sewing kit with you (for example, an embroidery hoop, needle book, sharp scissors, glue pen, needle threader etc and don't forget your glasses!   A sewing machine may be required to complete the kit, but if so, this will be done by you afterwards at home.


  • In addition, whilst we will try to create as much light as possible, there are full size windows across one wall providing natural light and ceiling lights, it is not possible to provide as much light as perhaps you may sew with when at home.  Previous attendees have chosen to also bring their own battery powered table lamps or wear discreet neck worn reading lights.  Please be aware though, not to blind 'light sensitive' people!


  • Finally, Honington Grange is also a working farm and livery.  These areas and the animals are strictly out of bounds.