Debby soldiered on in the shop, and got rather fraught as several fabric deliveries arrived. She just got one lot put away having re-arranged everything and then another lot arrived, and so it seemed to go on. To cap it all on Friday the bulk of the Christmas fabric arrived. I haven`t told her yet, but some more arrived today. It`s all in the stockroom, because there is no room in the shop at present. We will have to get our heads together on Thursday when we are both in, because surprise, surprise people are already asking for it. It all looks very nice, but I`m not sure I`m ready to think about Christmas yet, I still have another holiday to come in September!
We have had some great new fabrics delivered, so thought I would show you some of it.
A week or so before I went away I did a bag workshop, and thought you might be interested to see what was produced on the day.
Sarah-Jane as usual made not one, but two bags, everybody loved the doggy fabric.
There were some other lovely bags made, but unfortunately I left it a little late to get out my camera, and they were gone.
The next workshop is a day of gifts. I have completed all the samples, and will show you what is produced afterwards.
We have finally got our website working which caused us great excitement. We have lots of new fabrics to add to it, and Debby is working on that at present, but have a look at it, we are really pleased with it.
It`s an interesting life having a shop. Today a lovely lady and her husband came in. They were from the Wirral and were down here on holiday. We were chatting, when another couple came in. I heard them talking and realised they weren`t English. The lady from the Wirral suddenly said hello to the other lady in Spanish and they then proceeded to talk to each other in Spanish, while the two husbands talked in English. I have no idea what was said in Spanish, apart from at one point jelly rolls were mentioned and the nice English lady was showing the Spanish lady what they were and discussing what to do with them - I think. The Spanish lady bought a kit for the cushion mentioned above. Anyway it was an interesting interlude, I felt rather like a spare part. When the Spanish couple left the shop they all started kissing each other, like long lost friends - that would never happen normally - I was a bit put out because I didn`t get any kisses, but heyho!
Last Wednesday was the first meeting of our new quilt group at West Buckland. We were rather overwhelmed by the number of people interested and had to have a waiting list. It was a good first meeting, and lots of interesting projects going on. Hopefully next time I will remember to take my camera and show you some.
Thats is for now, happy sewing