Monday, 11 August 2014

60 years of Sidmouth Folk Week

We got back from a fantastic week away last night! Today feels very quiet in comparison.

Our holiday started with a trip to the Village Haberdashery - what a fabulous little shop, lovely staff and perfect fabrics. I did a little stash maintenance work, and picked up some more Aurifil colours too. There's some Coats threads and Art Gallery Fat Quarters I picked up in Sidmouth as well.

We then spent the rest of the holiday at Sidmouth Folk Week in Devon.

 If you've followed my blog for a while you will know that this is an annual pilgrimage. Of course, this year was a little different as we introduced Mia to ceilidhs in the Anchor gardens (and the rain)

Morris Men on the sea front...
Patchwork Morris Men

And concerts in the Ham Marquee.The ear defenders didn't stay on long and the only concert she didn't like involved a banjo! Some of the highlights of the week were concerts with Calan, Kathryn Tickell, Jarlath Henderson, Oysterband, the April Verch Band and Pete Coe.

It was great to spend time with my family
Matching hats with Granddad

A duet with Daddy
"Reading" with Granny
And play a little pitch and putt (the Sidmouth Cup was won by friends Jan and Roy. Again)

Of course I got a little sewing done as well. Hours before we left I was drawing out templates for the Wild Flower EPP project in the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting. I think it took me longer to baste all the pieces than to stitch them all together. But they are now all stitched together - I finished it yesterday on the drive home up the A1.

This is the Wildflower Pattern in the lastest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting. I need some more purple before I can finish it off!


memmens said...

Looks and sounds like a great week, please tell me where you found AGF in Sidmouth, is there a fabric shop there I don't know about?

Lin said...

Yes, do tell where there are fat quarters AND Coats cotton for sale in Sidmouth! We always visit when in UK as Philips sister lives there. A good selection of charity shops to browse too and always coffee in Fields. Years ago, before I met him, Philip and his Morris troup danced at Sidmouth every year. xx

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Looks like you had a lovely week. Beautiful fabrics! And you even managed to get the wildflowers done!!!