Monday, 2 April 2007

Monday Mumblings

We went to Bordeaux on Friday. Alex had the day off - ecole en grève encore (Tonya translate that please *vbg*) - so we thought we deserved a day out. We drove there in gorgeous beautiful sunshine and, of course, when we arrived the heavens opened. We were cold, wet and miserable, but did I let that deter me from my mission? No I did not! Someone on the Stashbuster groups posted this web site as it has a good list of QS's in Western Europe so I couldn't resist a peek. I found Saperlipo'Patch tucked away in a tiny back street off the Cours Victor Hugo. Talk about walking into Wonderland. I just stood and gawped. They specialise in Japanese stuff, but I was more interested in the threads and the FQ's. I couldn't make my mind up and used the excuse, in my head, that I needed to compare prices with the QS's in Perigueux Centre Ville and at Thiviers. However, look what I did find - perfect for cutting letters. 3 x 15 mm and isn't it sweet. Alex and I having been pulling material from the stash for the next quilt and this little beauty is going to help. We have had a pretty eventful weekend. Our lovely Magic has picked up some sort of bug and isn't at all well. Bit better this morning so we shall see.

5 comments:

Tonya R said...

Ack. Ecole is school. don't know the rest but I'm guessing it means "school break" - I'm going to be doing a lot of guessing. Glad you found another QS to find treasures at. Hope Magic is doing much better.

Fiona said...

The likelihood of me casually visiting Bordeaux is very slim but I clicked on the link to the shop to have a look anyway - what a pretty shopfront.

Conni Lu said...

Clare, Your post is making me green with envy...the thought of going to Bordeaux to a quilt shop makes my heart race! Oh how absolutely wonderful that sounds. I'm going to sit here and dream as I look at the web link. :D

Pam said...

A very nice looking little quilt shop. I enjoyed browsing the link - although I absolutely can not read a word of French ( not a good Canadian!) But the pictures were great. Thanks.

atet said...

What lovely fabric and despite being wet and cold, how bad can a trip that involves a quilt shop be?