I have lost my quilters quarter, so work on the blue quilt has come to a halt (I'm still ignoring the binding I made a mess of on the pink one). So a couple of weeks ago I used that as an excuse to go into the town.
We are very lucky to now have not one, but two fabric shops on the same street. When we first moved here there was a knitting shop but that closed a few years ago, which is a shame. Earlier this month The Vintage Sewing Bunny opened in the old UKIP shop, now it's been painted and primped it looks fantastic. This shop is going to run workshops to make clothes, bunting (of course) and other sewing classes, it sells a few haberdashery sundries and some very nice fabrics - not really my kind of thing quilting wise, but nice if you like the more floral, jaunty look. I nipped in, no ruler to be had but I bought a fat quarter and chatted to the owner who is exceptionally friendly and enthusiastic.
|I could't get a good picture from the right side of the road|
The other shop Bizzee Fingers has been here for a long time, but has been under new management since June. This shop sells more stuff, lots of fabric, beads, thread, quilting and sewing stuff, scissors, a nice range of ribbon etc. More my style. The shop already looks a lot more contemporary as the owner has cleared the window area and had a general tidy up. I think we're heading towards things for the more modern taste but still really useful, unless you want a quarter inch quilting ruler.
She was in the middle of sorting out the fabrics when I went on Tuesday so I went back on Wednesday to take a photograph.
It's a lot tidier than it used to be, and as you can see there's a lot in a small space! I still don't have a ruler, but my desire to finish the quilts is back, I think that is partly due to the cool, damp conditions outside, whatever it is I'm pretty happy about it.