Yesterday my friend Di and I went out to Penrith to visit a couple of quilt shops. First on the list was Folklore/Penrith Patchwork which was having a stock-take sale with 20% off just about everything. I didn’t buy any fabric but did find a really lovely small Laurel Burch bag for my granddaughter. Isn’t it sweet? (I hope she doesn’t see this before I give it to her.)
I had previously purchased some of her Souzani range when she visited the Camden Country Quilters’ Guild but she didn’t have the colourway I really liked with her so this was an opportunity to get some. I think it looks lovely in this bluey turquoise.
She also had laminated fabric in this design and I almost succumbed – perhaps when I’ve completed a few of my “works-in-progress”.
Patchwork Heart was also having a sale with between 30% and 50% off fabrics so I bought a small selection of fabrics I hadn’t seen anywhere else – couple of reds and a grey and a green.
They also had the most comprehensive selection of Perle 8 threads I’ve ever seen. I bought a lovely purple one and lurid pink one for my granddaughter to use when she comes to visit.
Purple and pink are her favourite colours and I’m hoping to teach her some embroidery using this very clever kit which I bought online. It uses rulers with holes in and allows you to mark with a pen (included) where the needle needs to go in and out of the fabric.