A Day Out and more quilts!
29/07/2016 § 4 Comments
Yesterday it was my friend’s birthday so we went to one of my favourite places – Bath! It was an easy drive but hunger had set in by the time we arrived so we had a wonderful ‘brunch’ at Cafe Rouge in Milsom Street. Suitably refreshed, we set off to wander around some old haunts, taking in the sights and a few fabric shops along the way …
Country Threads is well known amongst the quilting community and someone somewhere is missing a trick – a tearoom in Pierrepont Place would be stacked out – with husbands! But back to the fabrics – wow – what a great selection. I did have a few treats in there! We didn’t visit Wool yesterday, I must do some stash-busting yarn work before treating myself to any more, so I didn’t look.
Had to choose a favourite from the vintage sewing machines displayed in the fashion shop window – I chose this one because of the folk-art style paintwork – amazing …
We enjoyed tea and cookies from Ben’s Cookies then sampled lots of different handmade fudge. Our Christmas lists were filled up at Shannon, the Scandinavian Home Shop – ahhhh, such wonderful style. Then back home for fish & chips – a celebration with style! My Redcurrant Gin was also consumed with our meal so maybe everything tasted that bit better … just because!
Today’s been a bit blustery with the threat of heavy showers but little rain – I actually would love a heavy shower for my runner beans, that need a good soaking. I know what I have to do – set out for a long walk with the dogs but without an umbrella – that should do it! Then me and the runner beans can have a soaking!
There’s been lots of quilting this week …
Red Courthouse Steps – a sizeable double quilt and a proper scandi red & white colour combination. I never tire of these colours – here it is again!
A while ago I found some magical fabric called Guess How Much I Love You inspired by the books about Big Brown Hare and Little Brown Hare. I love this fabric – absolutely love it!
and there’s one more quilt that’s almost done … a lovely combination of aqua, pinks & white – it’s going to be a classic!
More on the Quilt Kits too with a newly printed front sheet to match my banner …
and 2 new kits in production :: Soldiers (with vintage Laura Ashley fabric) and Little Bird …
Now listed in my Etsy shop.
Now – off out with those collies – umbrella/no umbrella – that’s the question!
Enjoy your weekend.
PS I’ll be teaming up with Finish it up Friday too.