Off I set down the single tracks, opting for the scenic route. And the wind blew. The wind blew strongly enough to blow down bits of trees. The little bits of tree make a sound against the car like it is being pebble dashed. The larger bits of tree I avoided driving over as much as possible. Then there was a car accident to work my way around. The tranquil route was less tranquil than normal!
As I neared the quilt shop village I needed to take a left hand turn at a t-junction. As I approached a car came reversing out of that turn and stopped to tell me that a tree had just come down around the corner as they approached it. I bet they will be saying a wee prayer of thanks tonight! Feeling rather thankful myself.
By the time I got to the quilt shop (Yes, of course I found an alternative route! I wasn't turning back after all that.) I didn't have the faintest clue what one earth I had gone there for. Here is what I came out with.
|Some more Bliss before it disappears from the shelves.|
The red dot is from Riley Blake's Farm Fresh.
And some unbleached, rather rough cotton to try out.
|Some more of the solid white that I need for my Across the Seas quilt.|
And the blue because I liked its wonderfully deep, rich shade.
(I really shouldn't be let loose in a quilt shop unsupervised!)
I received some fabric last week that I had ordered before we departed for the Isle of Wight. I have a query for those of you who know more than me (that's just about everyone then). If you ordered fabric online and something is missing from that order when it is delivered, what do you do? I had ordered a bundle of 10 FQs of Punctuation.
|Count them. There are only nine.|
|Some more Birch to add to my growing collection.|
|And some Zoo.|
By the time I got home again I was happy to sit quietly and do a bit of sewing. Listening to the wind blow when you are comfy inside is infinitely more relaxing than worrying if another tree is going to come down and will you be under it when it does. I got one of the goodies done for the swap.
|Once again, that tutorial from Ayumi at Pink Penguin comes in useful.|
I tweaked it a bit but it is essentially the basket she gives instructions for.