About us

This is the start of a new adventure for Joan and myself, an exciting new patchwork and quilting shop called Dotty Dolly. We are based in Wellington, Somerset, at 13 Fore Street (opposite the Nat West). You can contact us on 01823 660879.

We are easy to get to from junction 26 on the M5 - come and see us if you are passing by.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Another Week

I thought as Debby normally writes the blog that I would have a go this week, and have already managed to create a post with nothing in it - I hit the wrong button!  I really am useless when it comes to computers, and I hate Debby`s laptop, it feels so different to mine.

We have had quite an interesting week.  I have jumped ten feet in the air every time the phone rings thinking it will be my daughter telling me she has gone into labour, but no the baby hasn`t arrived.  Then there has been the dread that she will ring me when Debby was doing the workshop this week, and I struggled to get any cover.  I finally asked Shirley from the Stitcherydo blog.  I wasn`t sure she would be interested, but she was happy to help, we were delighted but needless to say we didn`t need her!  However she is quite happy to help in the future, so you may see her occasionally along with Tricia who has already worked in the shop a couple of times.  My next worry is that I get a phone call when I am in the shop and I can`t get hold of Debby who has a very fancy phone( which I wouldn`t have a clue how to use) but which broke a week ago and has had to go back to the manufacturers.  Anyway enough about me.

Yesterday Debby had a full workshop on jelly rolls.  She has had several sleepless nights worrying about it as usual -I have so much to put up with!  She made several really lovely samples (below), all of which I now want to make, but of course I won`t because there are not enough hours in the day.



While she was doing the workshop a parcel arrived, and of course I thought what has she ordered now, but in fact it was a monthly delivery from Moda of layer cakes and jelly rolls.  We have thought about cancelling this monthly delivery, but every time we get them we love them so much we can`t quite bring ourselves to do it. Anyway the new ones are the `Just Wing it` collection. 

Today we have had Rosie and Mel visit us with a view to having a new super duper website constructed.  We would really like to be able to sell our fabric on line, as we get so many requests.  Debby is much more knowledgeable about this kind of thing than me, so I just stood there trying to make out that I knew what they were talking about and nodding my head now and then in an authoratitive sort of way.  However, I was able to show them some sites that I do like, if nothing else!

I have managed to grapple the computer off Joan so will finish off with my news.  On Tuesday I was talking to a customer when two police officers walked in - Rhian (our customer said to me what have you done and then promptly left) and I was racking my brains to think of any law breaking I had committed in the last couple of days.  Thankfully Beth, the police officer, is a friend of Joan's daughter and was enquiring about the baby - what a relief.

My ladies in the workshop yesterday were lovely and will hopefully finish their quilts - most of the day was spent cutting and stitching together strips, you could hear the concentration.  I won't mention Sue and her few measurement/counting issues at one point she thought she didn't have enough strips in the jelly roll, we counted the strips a number of times and got a different number each time until Judy got involved and we all calmed down!


  1. Hoping by now the baby has arrived safely?Sounds like Debbie had a fab course. The jelly rolls look super! All the best with our online store, you won't regret it! Lisanne xxx

  2. Hi Lisanne - no baby yet! Hope you are okay, if you are passing call in, it would be lovely to see you. Debby