Flushed with success having been in the shop by myself this week, I feel ready to attempt another post. It`s been quite a quiet week in Wellington, but we have kept ticking along. I`ve met some interesting people, one lady from Shropshire told me she had discovered this blog, and was on holiday in the area so came to look us up. She was very complimentary about the shop which was very nice of her. The next day another customer came in who holidays regularly in the West Country, she had seen our stand at Westpoint and again came to have a look, she tells me she will be back which is lovely to hear, so if either of you do read read this post, you will know who you are, and thank you for your kind words and encouragement.
Shirley who writes the Stitcherydo blog came in to the shop today and brought her medallion blocks which are just wonderful. They are beautifully made and inspirational. She has made them all by hand, and of course I want to make some of them too! I went as far as to get the details from her, but have left them in the shop, so am uable to send away for the pattern tonight. If you don`t know what I am talking about do go to her blog and have a look at them, you will feel like I do and want to make some straight away. If I was really clever I would be able to fix it so that you just click on Stitcherydo and hey presto you would be there, but I can only do one thing at a time. That`s my project for the next post!
Finally, I had a lovely young customer who came into the shop today with her partner and 4 month old baby girl. She wants to make a quilt for her little girl, something that she can keep, made by her mum. Call me a sentimental old fool, but I just love the fact that she wants to do that, and not go off to one of the big multiples and buy an overpriced quilt made in the far east and which loads of other people have. It won`t matter what it looks like, it will have been made with love, and that`s why I love what I do. Blimey that sounds a bit heavy and over the top, but I expect you will all understand what I am trying to say!