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Tuesday, 2 June 2009


Bath - that is the city, not as in the!! I decided i needed - needed and not wanted - subtle difference which of course you all understand - some fabric - there are so many lovely new designs around and some of my stash is looking a bit dull and boring. So early on Saturday morning i tootled off - i decided to go early as it was going to be a very hot day! I actually remembered to take my camera with me !!! Its amazing how you can take a place for granted and looking at it through a visitors eyes certainly makes you appreciate it more!

I always park by the cricket field and walk over the bridge to the city centre and that morning it was beautifulMy little camera doesn't really do it justice!

There is always something going on in the main street - this man is always here - being a statue - how he was going to cope when it got hotter goodness only knows

There were some people busking in a variety of costumes

there are lots of stalls too, selling tempting goodies - but i was strong!! After a few hours i decided i needed some refreshment so headed to a lovely little cafe i know and just sat and people watched for a while - on the board it was tempting you to have a refreshing jug of Pimms - but i was good - although i would have loved one! (not a whole jug!) Then it was off to my favorite quilting store - they are such lovely people the ladies who run it and always happy to help. On the way there i went past Sally Lunns which is the oldest tea shop in bath - always loads of tourists taking pics and sampling the goodies!

I was fairly restrained in my purchases, just some fat quarters - which i forgot to take a picture of!!! but i did take some pics of the shop!

So there you are! A lovely way to spend a morning!!!


trashalou said...

I went fabric shopping on Saturday too but nowhere near as nice as that!

Joy said...

ooh, Bath looks sooo pretty!!! Definitely on the "to do" list when we come over there :o)!!!
Joy :o)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It looks like you had a gorgeous day out! I've only been to Bath once - when I was about 10 I think! Must go back again one day!

Lucy x

Working Mom Knits said...

Yum! hat entire day looks delicious! You could print you pictures and sell them to tourists - they are good :)

ps: Trashy, were you "shopping" in my fabric stash again?! I had hoped moving the storage bins to the attic would dissuade you.

Tamsyn said...

Great pics maria, where is that quilt shop? I have not discovered that yet. Looks gorgeous. Think I need a Bath day with out toddler! Has been ages.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Found you via Tamsyn. I haven't been to Country Threads for such a long time. We used to live on the southern slopes of Bath but are well into Somerset now. Trips to Bath are rare these days but I always park at the cricket ground, too. There's usually a space when everywhere else is full!


LizzieJane said...

I went to Bath many, many years ago and thought it was a lovely place. What a great quilt shop, I could really get into trouble in there.

Michaela said...

I've never been to Bath. It's on my list though! Looks beautiful - I love the street entertainers anywhere. They are often so good and so funny.

Indigo Blue said...

I have not been to Bath for years. Lovely senic pictures, you captured the lovely blue sky.

clare's craftroom said...

What a beautiful area you live in and most importantly it has fabric !

Jane Moxey said...

Thanks for the lovely post about Bath. I went to school there from 10-17 years old! Lovely pix evoking many memories. And now there's a quilt shop? I will have to try to get there one of these days!

Judy Alexander said...

Live in the UK for a year and love Bath. So beautiful.

maria said...

How lovely to live near Bath. What fabric did you buy?

Michela said...

I found you via other blogs, thank you for taking me with you in Bath!
Have a nice day!