My husband and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary today. As we weren't feeling 100%, still both suffering with a rather nasty cold which is lingering, we didn't feel like going very far afield, and so we decided to have a wander round Newcastle Emlyn and lunch at the pub at Cenarth. There is still ONE left open! Mind you, we were the only customers, so I don't know how long it will last.
The river in spate - this is the River Teifi, which Cenarth straddles. It is hard to imagine anyone out in a coracle on the river today, as it was running at quite a rate. Mind you, the coracles were used for fishing and sheep-dipping, and January is not the month for either . . .
It wasn't raining until we left the pub and I ran the 100 yds or so to get some photos, when it promptly began to rain pretty hard, so you will just have to make do with some happy snapper type photos and nothing arty farty today!
Anyway, as I mentioned, we went to Newcastle Emlyn before Cenarth, and I dragged my long suffering husband into the patchwork shop. His eyes had glazed over even before we had left the first room, but since he had offered to buy me an anniversary gift, it was necessary that he stayed to pay for it!
I bought myself some material too. This pre-printed panel is beautiful and the minute I got home I began pinning it up to some batting . . .
Two fat quarters of material with a lovely design on. I just wish I'd bought more.
At £4 this bag of scraps looked good value and has lots of goodies in it which await us being snowed in so I can craft away with no guilt. (You've seen the forecast I assume - a rerun of the winter of '63 if they are to be believed.)
This is the gift my husband bought me. I picked it up and just couldn't put it down, though I hate paying full price for books and can probably get it cheaper on-line. . . (Just checked and I can't - on Amazon anyway - so I feel a bit better about that!)
There are some lovely things to sew, like this owl. I already have the acetate quilting template for this, so no excuse not to have a go.
I love this cheerful little Robin 9-patch quilt too. Of course, the few bits of red fabric I have in my stash all clash horribly, so another outing will be necessary if I do go ahead and make it. . .
It's not just a quilting book, and I thought this aran-weight shawl was lovely.
If I ever have grand daughters, this embroidered and appliqued quilt is a must. Isn't it delightful? I can dream . . .