Saw Sue from work for one of our infrequent get togethers on Wednesday. Lots of gossip and good food at Carluccio’s in Exeter. Friday saw Vee, unusually early at the station, for a trip to the quilt show at Westpoint. Some lovely quilts, with very fine sewing but only a few I’d take home as the choice of fabrics and design left much to be desired. Had a wonderful lunch in the Beer Engine having spent all my money on fabrics and threads.
The Great British Sewing Bee has just started on television, who would have thought sewing could be so exciting. As a result I felt motivated to make some ‘jimjam’ bottoms out of some farbric that Fi gave me a few Christmases ago! They even have pockets.
Saturday was relatively warm and, more importantly sunny, so we set off for a day of sketching, via the South Molton patchwork shop. We did some sketching on the road to Chumleigh but soon headed for the coast at Combe Martin, where it was relatively sheltered. After spending about 2 hours there we went on to Ilfracombe because Verity wanted to see the Damian Hirst statue of ‘Verity’! It is quite a striking piece, in a good position looking out to sea but the face is a little bit ‘Lord of the Rings’ style, which rather lets it down.
Sunday the weather turned dull again but that didn't matter as we had our very own sewing Bee, hand quilting Vee's Japanese inspired quilt. Monday was a little bit rainy so we couldn't go for the walk we had promised ourselves but carried on with the quilt instead, this time sewing the bias binding on. Now all she has to do is hand sew the other half of the tape on but I reckon it will take her some time! It's a shame I didn't take a photo of the quilt but I guess it will be better to wait until it is finished.