Monday 3 June 2013

Jet lagged but happy

Hubby and I have just returned from two weeks in the US, travelling around Boston and New England, with a week in Florida in the middle. We have had dreamy thoughts of moving out there and starting some sort of business, so we were also doing a recci. Florida, I'm sorry to say was just too big and too hot, I think my English bones are just not used to that heat, and this was only May!

So now, we've fallen in love with New England - the countryside, the people, the architecture - were just amazing, and very inspiring! Whether we ever move there or not, it's given us plenty of ideas to bring over here.

Anyway, back to reality, we did find a gorgeous quilt shop in West Barnstable, on Cape Cod, called Tumbleweed Quilts, where I spent an embarrassing amount on some lovely 1930s fabrics, can't wait to start using them, after I've stroked them for a while!

I also stocked up on US quilting mags, Generation Q is particularly inspiring for more modern designs, with loads of extras on their website, which means I can still read some of their articles, even though I can't get the mag here. 

I will post some of our holiday pics another day, we're struggling to keep awake at the moment!


  1. Ah.... Wondered where you were! Sounds like you have had a fantastic holiday. Hopefully will pop into the shop this week to say hello. Linda.x

  2. Oh i love those 1930s prints, i just made the Farmers Wife quilt in this kind of fabric, what do you have planned for it? I'm almost considering getting on a plane its so lovely!

  3. Funny you should say this... I actually bought the Dear Jane book a couple of year's ago, which is even more detailed than the Farmer's Wife, so I may try that, it's just the commitment to such a big project! I'm also thinking of finally getting round to doing some foundation piecing, watch this space... Obviously now I'm wishing I bought more fabrics! :)


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