The shop owner, Chris, was very welcoming and helpful, showing me around the shop to start. She also provided tea and coffee when we first arrived. The shop reminded me of the store I visited in New Jersey, USA, but wasn't as big... There were lots of stitched models around to look at and entice you, though!
I bought the following items:
Twisted Threads: "If the Shoe Fits" and Bent Creek: "Spring Row"
28ct Opalescent linen and 28ct pawprint linen
Lizzie*Kate: "Cat Lessons for People" with frame
Twisted Threads: "Standards for Men", Lizzie*Kate: "Breakfast in Bed" and Raise the Roof: "Official Crazy Cat Lady"
Silver Creek Sampler: "Northwind" and Raise the Roof: "Which Side?"
Waxing Moon: "My Best Friend" and "Chocolate makes your Clothes Shrink"
We also went to visit my son, Steven, in Stoke on the way home. He seems quite settled in his Year-long Work Placement from University now...
Yesterday, we booked our holiday for next year. We have decided to go back to New York City, and take our youngest daughter, Sammy, with us. She is 18 in a couple of weeks, so we had said that we will take her away with us next year. We can't wait to go back to the States, even if it isn't until next August, and we're only going for 4 nights next time...