Wednesday, 12 December 2018
The Patchwork Group Christmas outing . . .
This afternoon 4 of us from our Patchwork group set off for Calico Kate's WONDERFUL shop in Lampeter, and we were in there for about an hour and a half, stroking fabrics, oohing and pointing, and losing all willpower over the lure of patchwork fabrics . . .
The shop has twelve rooms absolutely brimming with temptation - as you can see from the photos, amazing fabrics, and beautifully made quilts and wallhangings to give you an idea of what to do with some of the fabrics on offer. Oh my goodness - never has temptation been so TEMPTING!!
Alex, Monique and Pat finding the stitching on a work in progress.
I quite fancy making this simple table runner.
Above and below: this is what I bought. I just couldn't resist it and then when I found the GORGEOUS Dragonfly fat 1/4 on the way out, that just balanced so incredibly with all the other colours it went into the pile too. I'm not sure what they will be yet, but possibly a bag, and/or a table runner or lap quilt.
Another little indulgence, but not for me . . .
There could have been an alternative heading for this - Do Jelly Babies Do Tantric Sex? When we had tea and cake after our shopping spree, we were talking about Christmas presents and I learned that there were all sorts of naughty sweets I'd never heard of before (Ann Summers has a lot to answer for!) but when we got to Kama Sutra Jelly Babies I nearly fell off my chair. Oh goodness, we were giggling like teenagers - crafting is apparently really good for you, and even just crafters getting together has the same effect. We were like geriatric St Trinians schoolgirls!!
As you can see, much fun was had and I am looking forward to starting another project early in January - it will probably be continuing with the Random Quilt I began here last summer.
Oh and before I forget - Tam's quilt is FINALLY finished.