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.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

In charge

Having had nearly two weeks off, Debby is now going to have a week off, so I am in charge!  Over the last few weeks we have been ticking along, we have had a few fabric deliveries, but are expecting more.  We are finding what a strange business this is.  There is no rhyme or reason to when a day is busy, or when it is not!  One Friday we may be rushed off our feet, and another hardly anybody comes in, but by the end of the week it evens out thank goodness.  It has been very encouraging that we are getting more and more people making a special visit to us, we get very excited when that happens - we are very sad!  Earlier in the week  four lovely sisters popped in. They were on holiday in the area and were on their way to Waitrose when they saw the shop, it`s amazing how often that happens.

We  have published our workshop list for the next couple of months.  Debby is planning on running an evening class on Wednesdays at Buckland St. Mary, and I am hoping to get a dressmaking class off the ground.  So far the reponse has been quite good.

I have nearly finished quilting my quilt which I showed on the last post, but have also been working on a quilt for my grandaughter.  I found the pattern in one of the Material Obsession books and loved it.  It has lots of blocks of  little people and houses.   I have a few more houses to make yet, and then the challenge of putting it together.  There are no hard and fast rules with the instructions, you make it up as you go along really. I have attempted to show you some photographs, but without the son-in-law don`t seem to be able to manage, I think, I will have to make a phonecall, I will get there in the end, but not tonight.  That`s my first failure of the week - oh dear!

We are hoping to get some kits made up over the next few weeks as we are often asked for them.  We have quite a few ideas, but have a decision to make as to whether we should include fabric, or just the instructions.  If any of you out there reading this blog have an opinion, I would love to know what you think, perhaps we should do both?

Hope you all have a good week, and I will hopefully manage to add some photographs  by the time Debby gets back.


1 comment:

  1. Have fun this week. Shall look forward to seeing you on Thursday. Test the market and do a few kits and a few with just patterns and see how it goes.