It was about two years ago that Beverly Trembath, who owns Fobbles, and I first discussed my teaching at her shop. Beverly had sent me a photo, and I had assumed that the shop was located on the street of a village. You can imagine my surprise to find it is actually located in a barn on a farm in the beautiful country side of Cumbria. What a beautiful setting!
Although Beverly's shop is small in footage, it is full of goodies! There are needlework items going from floor to ceiling and filling every nook and cranny. Fobbles' specialties are cross stitch, quilting, and beading. Here is Beverly, with her lovely smile, at the end of the day cutting fabric for a customer.
Beverly had prepared nice gift packets for all of the class participants and also for me. Look at the wonderful wooden pins she had made! What a treasured memento! I love mine!
In the adjacent classroom was a display of With My Needle charts and some of the finished projects brought in by the class participants.
Here are Judith, Elaine, and Laura at the end of the day. Elaine is still working. I'm not sure what the topic of conversation was, but it looks like they were certainly enjoying themselves.
And here are Sandra S., Sylvie, Judith, and Elaine about ready to pack up and head home. It looks like Sylvie is having one final cup of tea before she "hits the road".
By no you have probably noticed the beautiful quilts on the walls of the shop and the classroom. Most of the ladies in my Fobbles classes are also avid quilters. Many of them left on Wednesday to head south for a big quilt show and more fun together.
Before I headed back to the Bay Horse B and B in nearby Ravenglass for the evening someone took a photo of Jen, Beverly, and me. I think the blue bag in the lower right hand corner of the photo is my shopping bag. Among other things I found some lovely fabrics, including one that is a very strong possibility for lining my new project, A Quaker Worke Box.