I bought this non-planner in the old bookshop in Alresford. As someone who forgets to put things in her diary, and forgets to check if there actually is anything in the diary, this is the one for me!
I think that describes me!
I think I am still waiting for some of my good things to arrive ......
a girl can never have too many bags, and this one is an excellent addition to my collection. Maybe I'll keep some knitting in it (I should write that in my non-planner to remind me)
when I spotted this little shop in Alton, Malcolm was resigned to fabric coming home with us. It was a tiny place, selling more dressmaking fabric than quilting fabric
there was the bonus of this beautiful tiled floor - I feel a quilt coming on
I was very restrained and only bought four scrap bags, with the money going in a charity collection tin. I know I have lots of scraps, but these are all colour coordinated, ready to use, saving me the bother of tipping out my scraps and sorting through them
I also popped into a curtain shop, with the enticement of a large remnant basket. I found four pieces of this beautiful heavy weight linen, which altogether measure about a metre. If I had bought a metre off the roll, it would have cost me £48 ....... but my remnants cost £4, which has to be a bargain!
I also bought something in this wool shop, but you will have to wait until next week to see what I got
then, when we were in Petersfield, I saw this shop - oh bliss, a proper quilt shop
so much loveliness - we were in there for some time!
and don't you just love how my purchases were wrapped, in a sheet from an old dressmaking pattern
but again I was quite restrained, buying this patterns for fabric bowls
and this colourful panel to make an advent calendar with a little pocket for each day (which may have to contain chocolate!)
this is just a little bag, maybe about 6" tall. Malcolm bought it for me at one of the National Trust properties that we visited ........
and look at what it contains - a lovely panel to embroider, with instructions at the top and bottom for working the different stitches
I just love the colours ....... this might have to sneak in near the top of the to-do list!
OK, must dash, as tonight is the first meeting of the new session at Abbey Quilters, and as always I will be picking Maureen up. I am taking along lots of samples of how to use fusible web and freezer paper for applique, as our challenge block this year is an applique one. I hope to have some photos for you tomorrow.