But down to business....in the weeks before our holiday I had suddenly realised that we would be in striking distance of one of my favourite shops for internet browsing. I broke this news to Ian in the car on the way to our holiday cottage (I was driving, which prevented any possibility of u-turns or erratic lane changes in response) and negotiated a ten minute pitstop in The Eternal Maker for the following day...but somehow our watches tick to a different time and Ian is adamant that this bite-size piece of fun overran by 17 minutes (but when he saw how pleased I was with my fabrics he did offer to take me back again the next day... somehow I managed to muster the good grace to decline). The shop was even more lovely than I had imagined it might be and had bolt upon bolt of gorgeous fabrics, and I was even asked whether I wanted my fat quarter cuts with or without wonderful colourful selvedges...a small thing, but one that made me wish that I could shop there every day...for they seem to understand the love of fabric in a way that (surprisingly!) so many shops don't.
I was also pleased with this ribbon...I have no idea what I might use it for, but I love the colours.
The bedrest (of the darkened room variety, rather than the laptop in bed variety) and my holiday means that I have 2,500 posts in my bloglines, which is both lovely and daunting...my head tells me that the sensible thing is to mark all as 'read' and start again, but somehow I can't do this just in case I miss something lovely (and with that many posts I know that I definitely would), but as it is still half-term and I have small ones wanting to do things other than watch their mummy gazing at the computer screen, I think I may have to let that number climb a little higher before I can begin a prolonged reading session. Wishing you all a lovely week in the crisp sunshineyness...perfect half-term weather. x