Saturday, 1 June 2013

Quilt fabrics and cupcakes in Saltaire - oh dear!


Oscar Wilde famously said

 'I can resist everything except temptation' 

Not sure he was talking about quilt fabric or cupcakes,
 but I know exactly what he means...
Just spent a very happy Saturday in Saltaire
helping Lesley O'Brien get 
ready for its grand opening on
Monday June 3rd
Stash-wise, this is very bad news . . .
Lesley has several lovely things that are sure to end up
in my over-stuffed fabric drawer -
but the prices are too good to miss.
Priced from £3.50 to £10.95 a metre,
There are patterns, plains, children's fabrics, jelly rolls,
fat quarter bundles, and a variety of 
60-inch wide fabrics just right for backing quilts
Oh, and buttons, braids and batiks . . .

You'll find Barleycraft Fabrics just behind
KFC on Bingley Road, Saltaire.
It's open 9 to 5 every day except
Wednesday and Sunday.
There's parking just behind the Co-op.
The first 20 minutes is free, but it's very cheap
if you need more time - and you
will need more time, cos
is just round the corner.
This tiny tea-room is a gem, and the Wurlitzer in the corner
takes you straight back to the '50's
- church fetes, felt skirts, ankle socks,
Tennessee Ernie Ford, Summertime Blues . . . 
All the staff, and even some of the customers dress the part
China cups, real tea, great coffee (won an award for it!),
cucumber sandwiches, cupcakes - oh dear . . .
Add Salt's Mill and other delights and you have
the makings of a really fun day out,
and of course, the makings of another lovely quilt!