Friday, July 29, 2011

Quilts in the Vines (part 2) The Home Patch

Following on from my previous post
Day one saw us pile into two cars around 4pm and head for the 'Home Patch' the shop of the very talented Anni Downs.
With Anni's permission I have snapped some pics around her store. This is a store with heart and caters for all tastes.

I think from the time we hit the shop Anni was madly measuring and cutting fabric.

no matter which direction one looked it was a feast for the eyes.

Ideas and inspiration aplenty

Loads of books

This little needlecase made from wool is a kit or pattern but how could you resist the kit

samples made up from patterns on sale

Miss Prims

gorgeous Valdani threads in luscious colours, I wish for the whole box not a single ball , just my colourway too.

piles of hand dyed wool, dyed by Anni's husband Peter

Its Christmas year round here, lovely little stitcheries designed by Anni

little ornaments with a Christmas theme, how could you put them away for a whole year.

Really pretty block of the month program, patchwork and embroidery combined

cross stitched samples, makes all the difference when a pattern is stitched

Shame this is not a little closer but on that bag is a needle punched piece. Anni has a lot of them around her store , they are so delicate.

If you love Janet Bolton then this is the book for you, and some cute wood print blocks

Inspiration to help make a house become a home

This lovely little quilt was hanging on the wall in the 'bright' fabric room

I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of Anni's store, it was lovely to meet up again with Margaret , I am sorry that I didn't get to see you before you left for the evening but thanks for staying back.

I am sure many of you know Anni from her stalls at various shows both trade and retail around the world and just like her shop there is always so much heart put into the display.

Next post I will finish off the rest of our retreat

happy sewing



Bertie said...

Gorgeous shop, you must have had such a wonderful time there, the pictures tell all:))

Anonymous said...

thanks for the story of your good weekend away and all the gorgeous bits, looks tempting !

paulette said...

WOW!! Thanks for taking us along...gorgeous shop!! I enjoyed every moment!

Cassy said...

great post. Love the shop and everything in there.

Cassy from Best Online Guitar Lessons

Daniëlle said...

Anni is such a talented lady!! The way she designed In my Garden is so lovely! Lots of tips on how to applique the most difficult little plants hihi or gates for that matter! Thanks for the photos! XXXD

Chookyblue...... said...

Annis shop is gorgeous......glad you got to stop in........

Colleen said...

What a treat to be able to go to this shop! You have a lovely blog :o)

Lynelle Slade said...

Love Anni's shop - SEW inspirational and she is very talented. I always try to pop in when we take a drive to Bathurst. Looks like a great time was had!

Too many eggs said...

What a great tour of Anni's shop, she truely is a lovely person....very very clever

Ann said...

A trip to Bathurst is never complete until you have visited Anni's! Sounds like you had a fantastic time on your retreat, Thanks for sharing :)

Ann-Mari said...

What lovely shop she has. I have some of her books and patterns:-)

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