Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wild and windy day

Today I wandered off to Torquay to visit the new quilt shop there,
this shop has been open about a month I think, and work is still under way.
A cafe is being built in the left corner (out of the view here) and there was a strong smell of paint, but there was loads to look at and enjoy, you can't see the colours here, but there are colours everywhere.
of course I couldn't come out empty handed
I bought this beautiful book, I bought a book by this same author about 4 years ago in the UK, the books are lovely just to look at and enjoy the illustrations. I do hope to make something out of here one day!!

this pattern and fabric also came home with me!
I went to a cafe near the beach and got a cuppa, was too windy to enjoy it outside, but was good to see people and dogs on the beach having a walk.

Back home now this fabric has been calling to me, I found it in the bottom of a bag a few days ago, I have been doing my best to ignore it, but think I may just go and give it some attention!!
Happy sewing.





9 comments:

Julie said...

Hiya Sue, finally a chance to catch up on some blog reading. You sure have been busy as usual ... love your new purchases, especially that book !! That bundle of fabric in your last photo is so fresh & summery looking. Just what we need right about now!!

Leeanne said...

The shop looks lovely and airy, room to move and think! I like the pattern you got. Why did you abandon that pretty zesty fabric?? I bet you will whip up some wonderful from it.

Ondrea said...

That shop will be so great when it is finished. Lots of different fabrics to choose from. Your book looks interesting. Never heard of it before. Those squares are very cheery and should be fun to sew. Lots of stitching happening over your way.

Jo said...

Of course you have to support the new shop

Pamela said...

Looks like a great shop and that book is so cute!

marina said...

Looks like the shop has a lot of promise!
Beautiful projects made their way home with you and very pretty little squares.

Fiona said...

good to hear of a new shop - so often the stories are of closing down! I do like your purchases.... happy stitching with those fresh colours
Hugz

Anthea said...

Wow a shop opening, how fab... sadly so many are doing the opposite!
Lovely purchases...

Helen said...

Cute book looks like a lovely shop,always nice to have a coffee when out and especially on a windy day.