Had a really great time in the UK. Lots of walking, eating and talking. Catching up with relatives, shopping AND hitting the charity shops (thrift stores for you guys in the US). Bought so many books I had to leave most of my winter clothes with Mum so I could get everything else back :-)
I finally made it to Doughty's in Hereford and spent a happy couple of hours perusing and fondling some gorgeous fabrics. I was bowled over by the choice and it took ages to decide what to buy and what to leave behind. I could have happily bought up their entire stock of solids.
Finally decided on these.
The black with red, white and yellow stripes is a huge night shirt I picked up in a charity shop in Kent. I so surprised that the shirts in these shops were so expensive. £5.00 each! However, I found two priced up at £2.00 - that's more like it! This one and and a blue, red and white checked plaid which is in the wash. There must be at least a metre in the night shirt.
I've created a Picasa album of photos I took whist on holiday. Keep popping back as more will be added over the weekend.
Oohhh - I nearly forgot. I travelled by TGV and Eurostar to the UK and had 3 hours to kill in Paris. I finally managed to meet up with Will. We met outside Tissus Reine (the only place I could remember from my trip to see Tonya) and had the most gorgeous lunch at a lovely restaurant nearby. Funnily enough Tonya and I also ate there!
We chatted for ages about all sorts of things - quilting, fabric, lliving in France, specifically Paris - and I've gained another lovely quilting friend. Quilting friends really are the best!
I'm stilll unpacking and washing so will pop back soon. I've got a few projects up my sleeve so watch this space!