I went to Lampeter to visit this glorious place, a veritable Mecca for anyone who sews.
In the door and look left,
Take a few steps and peep through a doorway.
Down a corridor and look in here,
Glance up some stairs,
Ooh a room full of Batiks.
Yes, I was in Calico Kate. It was mesmerising, there are many more rooms and I will take photos on my next visit.
I was in a whirl, what to choose, where to look. Brights, bolds, muted, dark, so many choices so many colours.
I did get back to Earth and made my choices.
A step outside my comfort zone were 4 x metre lengths of greens. I do use green at times so these will help to pad my meagre collection out nicely.
4 fat quarters, yellow and orange, instant sun shine. (another touch of green)
2 charm packs, for fun, on a metre of a blue/grey solid. This is to get me away from the white that I normally use. I wanted this for the sashing on a 9 patch quilt top, the blocks are made but I could not settle on the sashing colour, this is an almost perfect colour match to the real thing and I will be cutting it this week. Now I have to decide on corner stones.
So much for no new fabric till the stash was used, although this was a gift. I did order some from the Fabric Guild yesterday at such low prices, when it arrives I will share. I did not so much fall off the wagon as take a flying leap over the side.
I left Cwmgors in bright sun shine but came back through rain and drizzle, this has now stopped so Ben will have a quick walk before I get dinner ready.
The sky is getting brighter by the minute and I need some fresh air and exercise, rather than drooling over my new fabric.