Tuesday, November 27, 2012

London and Fabric Shopping

It was so much fun to spend time wandering around London 
and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.  

There is so much to do in London and I only scratched the surface while I was there. 

I tell people that I went to visit the Queen (of course I meant my daughter).

While I was there I so wanted to go to Liberty London and see their fabric.  They are every bit as nice as you have heard and just shopping there is an experience.  

The building itself is beautiful and the way they display their merchandise is magnificent.  I went one day by myself and wandered around but could not bring myself to buy any fabric.  I just enjoyed looking and drooling.

Then on my last day, Elyse and I went down that way again.  She had never been into Liberty so I talked her into going and guess what, she loved it as much as I did.  We went to look at the fabric again and she told me that I would regret it if I never bought anything from there.  So . . . .
 I bought myself a package of 50 hexagons.  

Here are just some of the beautiful fabrics that are included.  Of course I got to come home with a bag from Liberty London!

I did get to do some fabric shopping on Goldhawk Road which is just minutes from where I was staying.  There were probably a dozen or more little fabric shops.  They had everything from beautiful Sari type materials to sequins and everything in between.  

A couple of the shops specialized in African fabrics which were so beautiful.  
Shopping in those little stores was a very different experience but lots of FUN!

I came home with four different fabrics that I thought were so beautiful.

I hope that I have whet your appetite for fabric shopping in London.

Til next time,


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Finished and Delivered

It's been a while since I have posted.  

I've been busy globe trotting in London, where my daughter is currently living, and then in Paris and Bologna.  What a wonderful time we had visiting museums, seeing the sights, listening to street performers, bearing our souls and enjoying a cup of coffee on the streets of Paris.  

Can it get any better than that?

I had been working on a quilt for her for quite some time and finally got the last few borders on.  I don't know why I always stall out at that point when it comes to quilting.  I guess it's because my favourite part of quilting is piecing it all together - somehow that gives me a charge.  

What is your favourite part of quilting?

Unfortunately I didn't get the quilt done for her before she left for London, but fortunately, I didn't get her quilt done before she left for London so that left it up to me to hand deliver it to her.  Here it is all tucked and ready in the suitcase.

Doesn't it look lovely in her bedroom?

And how beautiful she looks!

I realized that I didn't take a close up of the quilting which I had done by Arlene in Strathmore.  She did a lovely job and I was very pleased with the results.  The backing fabric was soft both in colour and feeling and was from Connecting Threads that I bought online.

There will be more postings from my trip in the future.

Enjoy your Saturday!