I've had a busy week, visiting local fabric shops and doing a little bit of fabric shopping ready for future projects, and being fortified with coffee and cake too! On Tuesday I took my sewing machine over to Felixstowe Sewing School to be serviced by the wonderful Mr Tim. After a quick look around the shops and I called the Oaks Tearooms where I had the best Chocolate brownie I've EVER tasted (and I'd certainly tried plenty in my time!!) then on the way home I did a detour and called into Kis Quilting in Ipswich, and bought some pretty fabric for a colleague's baby quilt. Although the shop is small, I always get a very warm and friendly welcome when I call in. There were a few ladies there sewing, and they were happy to chat and to show me their projects...
...Wednesday saw me travelling a little bit further afield to the north of the county, and visit Sew and So's at Bungay - this shop is always a real treat, and I was very tempted there, and a selection of fabric came home with me! There is also a FABULOUS place to eat in Bungay, Earsham Street Cafe, and of course it would've been rude not to call in for coffee and cake. This slice of parsnip, apple and honey cake was just divine!...
...Thursday saw me nearer to home, as I had a few chores to deal with nearer to home, in the pretty Market Town of Woodbridge. I called in for some refreshments at Honey and Harvey and had a HUGE cheese scone with chilli jam, and then strolled over to Fiona's Fabrics to buy a few more zippers ready for a bag making session. Again, this is a small fabric shop but the atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly and they have the best selection of zippers!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.