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Last week I ventured out on a wet and miserable day to visit the beautiful old spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire. I met my sister and brother-in-law with the intention of sis and I doing some serious fabric shopping while BiL would go off and do mmm anything BUT fabric shopping!
Of course, you can't visit Harrogate without visiting the famous Betty's Tea Rooms!
If you look carefully at all of this scrumminess in the window, you can see my favourite Betty's creation - the Fat Rascal. This is a sort of cross between a scone and a rock cake (those of you from outside of the UK will probably be lost at this point!) with a smiley face made of cherries and almonds. Very, very yummy!
This is one close up! The photo is so poor because I was trembling with anticipation! That is my excuse anyway.
And the lovely ladies who work in Betty's allowed me to take their picture amongst the bakery goods that have made Betty's famous.
It is like stepping back in time and makes a lovely change to the ubiquitous coffee chains we have everywhere now (although I am very partial to a Costa soya latte!).
On the way to our fabric fest, we stopped by the most amazing little shop that was dedicated to.....
Those of you from Yorkshire will no doubt recognise Duttons for Buttons! A little button-y grotto, filled with colour.
We then reached a little fabric remnant shop that was absolutely stacked to the ceiling with fabrics of every type and description. It required some careful manoeuvring to find the table of fat quarters, where we spent some time pulling bundles out and putting them back, only to try and find them again! You've been there and done that. I wanted some fabric for a project I am planning in the future... a quilt for my bed, which is a super king size. So not ambitious at all, no not at all. :)
I want it to look French and so chose a selection of inky blues, terracottas, beiges and browns. No toile, I'm afraid but I have managed to track some down. Not at all my usual colour preferences but I can see this thing in my head so clearly. How to get from never having made a quilt to this huge, huge guilty thing. Mmmmm
Meanwhile I crochet. More on that later!
Oh and look what I bought for Jemimah. I promise not to keep going on about her but I had to show you these. After shopping for a boy for so long it has been lovely perusing all the girlish things the internet has to offer!
How cute are they??? Both pics are from Babipur, by the way.
Enjoy the rest of your week! xxx