Thursday, September 14, 2006

Last days in the US


I didn't have a chance to post my travels around New England before heading to England so I'll try and catch up today...

While visiting my sister I went to Keepsake Quilting...a bit of a pilgrimage really. Though I tried to limit myself I did buy some fabric. OK, lots of fabric. Enough fabric that I had to buy a box and mail it to myself. So much for self control.

Most of what I bought was reproduction fabric. Since I haven't seen much of it here I think I did the right thing in buying them then. So far I have only washed and ironed them but they will have a home in a project soon...even if it is only clipping a hexegon for my English Paperpiecing!

I also went to a great antique show in New London. I bought two packages of antique/vintage fabrics that are wonderful.



I have no idea of what I will do with them all except manybe just enjoy them!

I have started sketching out an applique quilt about the Cotswolds...lots of roses, rasberries, apples and stone walls! That is unfortunately the only creative things I've done. Between looking for a place to live, learning to drive, and taking care of the animals I've been tied up. I have started sketching a bit so I am at least trying to keep my "artsy" side alive.

6 comments:

anne bebbington said...

a very wise decision on the fabric buying Siobhan - can't say I've ever noticed reproduction fabrics in the shops over here - hope you've recovered from the shock of the price we pay for fabric too :o) you said in your email you'd visited the quilting shop - was that Goose Chasein Leckhampton on the edge of Cheltenham?

Patti said...

I bet learning to drive on the opposite side of the road is quite a challenge. I'm afraid I'd start to daydream and would drive down the wrong side before I was aware of it.

Tazzie said...

How lucky to be able to go to Keepsake ... I can only dream of visiting the store when I'm poring though their catalogues ... I think you purchased very wisely!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Tonya R said...

Who knows when you'll find that fabric again, if at all. Definitely needed to buy it. Glad you made it to Keepsake - looks fun.

cher said...

hope you settle into a new home soon so you can start having the time to do some fun things!

SCquiltaddict said...

You are a dog...you have all the fun...Keepsake quilting and tudor clothing...i am turning pea green here!!Green eyed monster rearing its head....