Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Day 9 of Pick Four blog tour

Well that was a long overnight flight from Canada to the UK wasn't it?  Still it's over now and we're on our way to visit Trudi from Quilting Prolifically in Lincolnshire, where you have another chance to win an autographed copy of the book
Before I tell you anything more about the area we're visiting today, I'd just like to introduce you all to our driver for the rest of the tour.
When I was planning this trip, I asked Trudi about the city where she lives, and this is what she told me:
"It's a 14th Century cathedral city on a bloomin great hill!   Old world cobbled charm, killer on the heels!"
So that gives us an idea of the area, and here's a few other things about it: 

  • John Hurt went to school there, Alfred Lord Tennyson born nearby and Margaret Thatcher was born and raised above a grocer’s shop in Grantham.  
  • Those born in Lincolnshire are sometimes called Yellowbellies, which is often spelt "Yeller Bellies", to reflect the pronunciation of the phrase by the typical Lincolnshire farm. The origin of this term is debated, but is most commonly believed to derive from the uniforms of the LincolnshireRegiment who wore a very bright yellow waistcoat for identification on the battle field. 
  • The famous Lincolnshire sausage comes from this area.  Most butchers have their own secret recipe for these and a competition is held each year to judge the best sausages in the county. 
Now, the tour is almost over, but here is the itinerary again, and some of the stops are still giving away copies of the book, so don't forget to visit them all.


  1. I just have to tell you what a wonderful idea you had with this book tour. It was amazing to "meet" so many quilt enthusiasts/experts...very inspirational and the book, with the concept of using 4 fabrics, is so captivating! I am ready to head out the door to work but 5 fabrics on my armchair are to choose just 4? Guess I'll need to get that book! Cheers!

  2. Oh sausages that sounds good, I wonder if they have any hanging around. ;-)


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