Wednesday, 26 August 2015

We didn't buy much ....

.... really.
 Yesterday Scrappy and I had a day out.  We went off to a new-to-us shop called Simply Solids based in Huddersfield.  After Scrappy spoke to the girls in the shop a few days ago, we found that it was going to be easy to get there by train and bus, so we bought our train tickets and were ready for the off. We had reserved our train seats and were in Coach B.  Scrappy would get on the train at her home town and I would join her at the next stop.  My, not unreasonable, question was, will Coach B be near the front or the back of the train?  Scrappy gave me a bit of a look and pointed out that the train only has three carriages, (which, if I'd thought about it, I would have known,) so it would be in the middle.   That really set the tone for the day I think.  Early yesterday morning I had a text from her confirming the time of the train and the carriage.  That was because, when she got up she kept thinking the train was an hour later.  Anyway, she caught the train, I caught the train, and we settled down for a good chat.  We were having such a good chat in fact that we almost missed our stop. When we got to Huddersfield we found the bus station for the next stage of our adventure and we had a need for coffee so we went into the cafe, certainly not a Costa of Starbuks and definitely a bit of a greasy-spoon type of place, but we were desperate.  Well I don't know what we were drinking, but neither of us could detect a taste of coffee in our cups and the milk was powdered (I know that cos of the lumps of powder in it).  We didn't finish the coffee. Then we clambered on to a bus (an adventure in itself for me, the last time I caught a bus was in 1972) and in a few minutes we were at our destination.

In we went, and although it may be small, it had loads of fabrics so we dived in happily.  An hour or so later we had finished and paid for our fabrics (oh yes, and look at the lovely, re-usable bags we were given). I have to say that Scrappy was outraged when she found I had spent more than her, but nonetheless we left and went across the road for lunch at Ruddi's Vintage Tea Rooms.  The quiche we had was gorgeous and so were the scones with strawberry jam, not to mention the lemonade - all home made and sooo tasty. We did order coffee after lunch, but were both so full up we couldn't finish them! While we were eating Scrappy decided she couldn't cope with the idea that I had more fabric than she did, so we went back to Simply Solids and she added some more fabrics to her stash. When we left the shop we were told we should catch the bus just round the corner rather than right outside as there were more buses running that way, so we set off and guess what?  Just as we turned the corner, a bus went past us going on the route we had chosen not to use. Typical.  Never mind, another one came along a little later.

When we got home, we enjoyed a cup of tea with a cake each which we'd bought from Ruddi's so we could share them with Mr Fixit, we played a little with some blocks on the design wall, and then it was time to take Scrappy to the station for her train home.

These are our purchases. Looking at this photo, can you guess which pile is Scrappy's and which is mine?

11 comments:

  1. Sounds like quite the adventure. Love the bags!! And the piles of fabrics

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  2. The name of the quilt shop would make me think that they sold nothing but solid colors.
    The last time I rode a public transportation bus was probably about the same time as you. I would take the kids and ride downtown to shop at a five and dime that sold fabric.

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  3. Way to go, Sue. Those bags are cute, and I'm glad you tried hard to fill yours. Sounds like a fun and adventurous outing.

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  4. Interesting day with public transport. My grandmothers family came from Almondbury, a suburb of Huddersfield. Now what is Scrappy going to do with all that 'pink'? Very different colours you've both picked, so will wait and see what you do. Take care.

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  5. What a fun day! Love the little bags too. Love all the fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your travel adventure sounds fun. Can't wait to see what you lovely ladies make with those pretty fabrics.

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  7. sounds like a fun day out and lots of new fabric too,

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  8. It sounds like you had a lot of fun and you got to keep more of your money in your pocket than she did. :)

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  9. I think we bought the same amount of fabric in the end. Though how you can get excited by 5 different fabrics (one of them being white!) when you can have 21 beats me! Good job we're all different! X

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