|Nina`s Japanese theme|
|Tip`s soft greys, pinks and red|
|Mandy`s contemporary floral, she didn`t quite finish the sashing|
|Bright`s from Francoise|
Debby went to Somerset County Quilters on Monday night where the guest speaker was Ferret. If you haven`t come across her before she has a really good blog. Debby said her work was amazing, so much so that she emailed her the next day to see if she might do a workshop for us at some time. She will be coming back next year, so watch this space.
|Robyn Pandolph`s Scarborough Fair|
|Blue Hill Fabrics. There are some reds in the collection, but I couldn`t fit them all in|
We often get customers in the shop who make the comment that they don`t want their husbands to see what they have bought or how much they have spent, and usually other customers sympathise and agree, this tends to be the norm. One day this week, we had a whole day of customers coming in with their husbands, who were all absolutely delightful, who waited patiently while their wives pondered over the fabric, and then put their hands in their pockets and paid for the fabrics, quite large amounts in a couple of cases, where did the rest of us go wrong? My husband wouldn`t even come in a fabric shop, which is fine by me because I wouldn`t want him to see what I am spending either!
Met an interesting lady yesterday in the shop. I think her name was Angela, she has just moved to Wellington from Torquay and was telling me about her blog theenglishromantic.blogspot.com. I had a look last night and she makes some lovely things with a vintage feel.
Got a family day tomorrow, son and daughter-in-law are back having been to a wedding near Frome yesterday, and daughter and son-in-law are also coming with the grandchildren. Really looking forward to seeing little Charlie who is now 5 weeks old, and of course Georgia his big sister. Off out for a meal tonight and in the kitchen tomorrow. I feel chained to the kitchen this week. I got carried away down our allotment picking beetroot to make chutney, but ended up with about 10 jars of beetroot chutney and 5 of pickled beetroot, I am going to be giving quite a bit away, and there is still loads down there. Debby is gadding about, she went to see Jimmy Carr last night, and is out for dinner tonight. We will both be back to the grind next week, although Debby is still gadding about on Tuesday on a hen day, I think down to Totnes, on the river - it`s alright for some.
On Monday our 10% off sale will be over. Debby and I have decided we need to make some new cushion samples, so we will be getting rid of quite a few of our old ones - and we are hoping customers will adopt one for £10.00!