- LUNCH AT THE BEER ENGINE, Newton St Cyres. Wow! A 40 cm wand made from pork crackling? Yes please! The Beer Engine, in unassuming Newton St Cyres never fails to let me down with its relaxed convivial surroundings and top quality food. Beer is brewed on site and has been since 1983 so you can imagine that they’re pretty good at it. Jump on the train and sample their delights, food and drink both. Pretty views from the verandah too but these days the smokers nab those tables which is a shame (for those who dislike second-hand smoke).
- Quilt Show at Exeter Westpoint. Loads of technically magnificent quilts made by predominantly South West patchworkers. Plenty of eye candy fabrics and sewing gizmos to tempt me but I can be a stingy so and so (or sew and sew if you prefer) and I kept my purse tucked away. Devon Country Diary, however, generously shared 1/2 a metre of VERY pretty blue fabric decorated with cherry coloured flowers and tiny white dots. Can’t wait to put it in a project and of course, you’ll be the first to know about it.
- Using bias tape for the first time. Really it was DCD again that did the difficult bit but I’ve got the laborious slip stitching to do and then it’s done! Pics to follow. Thinking of calling it Japanese Moonlight.
- Fancy new blog chronicling the achievements of Print & Paint
- Chips on the North Devon Coast at Combe Martin in the sunshine. Yep! Sunshine! Though of course it’s disappeared again now.
- Ummmmm…..I’ll update this
- Ummmmm….I’ll tell you later
Picture credits: Photos by Initforthehoney & Devon Country Diary. L-R Rocks on the north Devon coast, quilts, triple choc tiffin at The Beer Engine, ‘Fields’ by Print & Paint and finally, ‘Verity’ by Damien Hirst.