I spent a super day in Norwich with my daughter and my sister today. Yes, I found another quilt shop - Sew Creative. I wasn't interested in buying any fabric, I just wanted to have a test drive of another Bernina - unfortunately the shop only had one model on display,the Bernina 1008, despite being a "gold" shop on the Bernina website. They did have plenty of Janome machines on display, but I really am a Bernina babe, so left without having a play. The Bernina 1008 looks like a very nice basic machine, but I've rather got my heart set on a Bernina 550QE, so will have to wait and see what's on display at the Festival of Quilts in the summer.
...however it wasn't the only reason for going to Norwich, and I spent a couple of hours catching up with my sister and having a right good old natter. My daughter and I then called into Giraffe at the Chappelfield Shopping Centre for lunch - I really wasn't going to have a dessert, but when I saw this passion fruit and white chocolate cheesecake on the menu I just couldn't resist it! I'm sure that Mr F is relieved that I came home empty handed, as he thinks owning one Bernina is more than enough!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.