Thursday, 17 June 2010

Gingham Buttons

There is a new quilt shop in town. It is situated in Corfield Hall at the back of the church at the end of Hammet Street and is one of a few select departments within. Do go and visit Pam as she is working hard to get her business up and running. A web site is in the process of being constructed but if you google gingham buttons handmade'ns then you should find it. If you plan a visit then Pam's number is 01823 350034 / 07912 734658

Pam is selling Moda fabric, lots of jelly rolls, layer cakes charm packs as well as bolts of fabric. More is on order and she is waiting for the books to arrive. You can also sell your work through the shop, the details you would have to discuss with Pam. If you are at a loose end on a Thursday evening then you can go in and sit in with the craft sessions and have a cup of coffee.

Pam is also selling work by other crafts persons and if you have anything to sell then you can get the details from the shop. These little delights are calorie free and will even make your purse lighter should you buy one!!

Should you require some light refreshment then there is a great cafe at the back of the hall.

For you armchair visitors this is The Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalene. It is situated in the centre of the town at the end of Hammet Street.

You cricket wives who sew whilst the menfolk watch the innings your ears will prick up when Somerset County Cricket Ground is mentioned. The cricket ground is near to the church and when the ball goes up in the air you will see this church tower. You will know then that I am not too far away. There are several churches in the vicinity.

It is a most magnificent church to look at and if you come and visit, deposit the menfolk at the cricket, give me a shout and I will join you for a cream tea.

Just to let you know that "Gleanings" has been featured on Karen Griska's Selvage blog and can also be seen at the on-line quilt museum under selvage quilts. I am thrilled and truly honoured. Thank you Karen.

Happy stitching.

Love Shirley.x


  1. Oh my, this does look delightful...wish I could just blink my eyes and travel afar to visit! Know everyone nearby will be grabbing their purses and that cloud of dust down the road will be them making their way to this lovely location! Thanks for the visit!

  2. Congratulations on having Gleanings featured. Great for you to have a quilt shop close by, and one that provides refreshments too.

  3. Might just shout and let you know I am in Taunton one of these days- because I love a cream tea.
    Congratulations on the quilt

  4. Well done re. Gleanings, and thanks for the retail eye candy - what a lovely shop to have close by!

  5. HOw exciting to have a new quilt shop open! It sounds fantastic with the coffee shop attached, could be a great place for sewing and afternoon tea.

    Congratulations on having Gleanings featured. Well deserved I say.

  6. Hope we can make this work, how lovely will spread the word. Have post grandma blues at the moment, hope to see you Tuesday.

  7. I wish I could come and have a cuppa with you and walk around that beautiful church.

  8. I am sure I left a comment here but looks like it didn't get through. The shop looks great and I just love all those knitted tea cosies (I'm sure I have written this before) especially the strawberries. I will definitely put this location on my trip planner if we ever get around to going OS. What is cream tea?

  9. Shirley - this sounds great - is the Thursday evening craft session open to all? If so when does it start and from what time until? I'd love to come alone

  10. Thank you for the views of the churches and the local area and one of these days I may take you up on the offer for a cream tea - naturally after a visit to the Somerset cricket ground.
    Congratulations on Gleanings - a wonderful quilt.

  11. Hi Shirley sorry I haven't posted or e-mailed you in the last few months but our PC is not well and still struggling so I can access my e-mails through Ellie's laptop but I can only contact you this way. Love love love your quilt, clever girl. It is super, you must be thrilled with it. also love the sights of your home town and trip to Beer, been there it is pretty.
    take care


  12. What a cute shop! I've enjoyed catching up on your blog this afternoon! Such lovely photos!~always so nice to come visit.
    I'm having a giveaway of a signed copy of CITY QUILTS if you would like to enter! :)