We also went to Florence, and while in the cathedral I took several photographs of the floor, ever the patchworker looking for inspiration.
I think that is enough about my holiday now, apart from to say travelling across Europe by train is great, and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Back to the shop, and yesterday I re-arranged a few things and finally put all the Christmas fabrics out. It has been selling well, people are so organised, including Debby who has put a completed Advent calendar at the back of the shop. While I was away this lovely fabric arrived from Stof. It is quite grown up, not obviously Christmasy, in fact you could use it for other things. Some of it has a real Byzantine feel to it.
I did tell you on my prevous post that I would let you know how I got on with my hexagon quilt which I planned to take with me. Well I have a confession to make, I didn`t touch it. I could have lied, but I really didn`t have any time to do it at all. I thought I might on the train, but was frightened I might miss something if I wasn`t looking out the window.
I came back from the shop yesterday determined to do something, and I managed to layer up my churndash quilt, and even started to quilt it. In fact when I have finished this post I will carry on with it. I finally have some ideas in my head, and hopefully next time I write I will have something interesting to show you.
Debby came over to the shop yesterday and we caught up over a cup of tea after we had closed the shop. She did survive without me, although two weeks in the shop is a long time. Never mind, I spoke to her this morning and she told me she wasn`t talking properly because she had a mask on! Turns out she was having an internal wall knocked down by the builders, but her and Chris were ripping out the fireplace - happy days!