A Day Out With Alice
I had a great time on Saturday, as I went fabric shopping with my youngest daughter Alice. She really NEEDED another piece of red batik to go with all the red batiks she'd already bought from Quilters Haven, so off we went to Sew and So's at Bungay, to see if they had any. Well after lots of perusing around, she DID manage to find the perfect one - and also her mother found a few perfect fabrics too!! Last summer I spent AGES at the NEC (having already desperately searched online) trying to find a "Tonga Treats Strips" in a particular colourway - "Blueberry Pie" for Alice, and couldn't get them anywhere at all - and I ended up getting a couple of balipops in a similar colourway instead (and no I haven't used them yet!!) and what was the first thing I saw as we walked into Sew and So's? You've guessed - the exact packet of Tonga Treats Strips "Blueberry Pie" - well obviously that just HAD to be bought!!.....
.....also I managed to find just a few Lecien fabrics that I needed to make some more cosmetic bags with - I bought some half-meters of this pretty yellow selection, from a range called "Princess Rose", and also a few brown "Antique Floral" fabrics. Oh and then I spotted this little fat quarter bundle, which included some printed linen - perfect! After we'd both finished shopping, we strolled down to Earsham Street Cafe where we had a delicious afternoon tea - Alice did say she wasn't really very hungry, however she managed to polish off a huge slice of peanut butter cake that was 3 layers high - and I had a scrummy piece of carrot cake - note to self - MUST go there again!
4/2/2013 03:05:32 am
What another great day out! I am miles away from our nearest fabric shop, so I buy mainly from e-bay. At the moment I am making CQ diamonds for a swap, and winter themed ATCs. By the way, I know Bungay quite well...I was born in Beccles
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