Goodness it seems like I’ve been away a long time!
I’m pleased to report that my Bra bag was much used and very useful on my holiday. We had a 3 centre holiday starting off in Cornwall where hubby was involved in a play at the amazing Minack Theatre, an open air theatre built into a cliff – well worth a visit if you’re in the area, then we crossed the Channel into Brittany for a few days, travelling into Normandy for a few more days before heading back home. All in all the weather was very kind to us and we had a super fun time.
On the way to the ferry at Le Havre we stopped off at a bustling little place called Pont-L’Eveque and had a jolly little wander around. I came across this brilliant shop
There’s an article about it here. It was an old fashioned type of shop full of household goods. I could have spent a lot of time and money in there! As it happens I did buy this gorgeous shaped basket which probably has some traditional use but I thought it would be great to put a little sewing project in.
Very little sewing got done on holiday even though I went very well prepared with some of my Dear Jane blocks all layered up and ready to hand quilt (I’m going to use the quilt as you go method for DJ). I managed to quilt about 9 blocks then had second thoughts about hand quilting them as they were so hard going on my poor fingers – so many layers to quilt through.
Much as I love the look of hand quilting I’m not sure I can tackle all the blocks in this way. I shall quilt a couple of blocks using my machine and then decide.
Since getting back I’ve been busy gardening – taming the beast that the garden turns into when it’s left on its own for too long! I don’t grow much veg but the courgettes (zucchini) had turned into marrows, the tomatoes are on overdrive and the French beans, after a slow start, are cropping like there’s no tomorrow.
The only thing I’ve sewn is another bag which I made from some oil cloth I had left over from a tablecloth.
the fabric is by designer Sophie Allport – those bunnies are cute 🙂
I hope your summer has been fun and productive.
Until next time,