I live in a lovely part of the world but it is in the middle of the country and I do miss being by the sea, so when I received an invitation to teach at Thimblestitch in Honiton, I accepted and thought it would be good to have a couple of extra days walking along the coast.
I have had an exhibition at Cowslip in Cornwall in the last couple couple of weeks but the timing of the teaching and some teaching at Hebden Bridge meant I wasn’t able to join Hilary and Sheena and see the exhibition.
Here are some photos
If you are ever near Honiton then you MUST go to see Zoe at Thimblestitch, the shop might not look much from the outside, on an industrial estate just outside of Honiton, but you will receive a very warm welcome and the fabrics are just delicious. I wanted a small piece of everyone that Zoe sells.
It is much more than just a patchwork and quilting shop.
There is such a happy feeling, when you enter, I suspect, if Zoe had a cafe there, no one would go home. The ladies I taught were so enthusiastic to learn new skills.
It was good to be able to have 2 days to work on the Interchange quilts and there were some really lovely quilts / wall hangings made
Thanks Zoe and Dee – I’d love to come back! I’m sure I’ll find a space in my diary in 2018.
Whilst I was in France in June I spent ages looking for a cheap ticket to go on to Cornwall. I found one for £8.50 – all the way to Penzance. When my children were little I used to take them, all the way to Cornwall on the train- looking back it was a crazy thing to do.
So I booked myself into the Youth Hostel at Land’s End so i could do some coastal walking.
Enjoy some of my photos of this beautiful part of the UK