They live in Alverstoke - once a seaside village on the Hampshire coast (right opposite the Isle of Wight) but now it is rather subsumed into Gosport.
But Alverstoke does have a little village centre with a handful of little village shops. And though I was dog sitting and supposed to be working in the studio, the sun was shining and I thought I would have a little wander.
And a shop window caught my eye!
Of course, I had to step in.
And it was like stepping into a little sweet shop! But nothing was fattening - all calorie free.
A little gem packed to the rafters with the most beautiful patchwork and quilting fabric, all beautifully co-ordinated.
Every surface covered.
Like every good shop a decent haberdashery section with a good selection of thread.
And also pre-cut packs for patchworkers.
And in all of this gloriousness a few things caught my eye.
I bought some of the above for some bunting for the Open Studios (must crack on with that).
And fabric brand new to me - Lewis & Irene.
This little shop is called Honeybuns and Sewing Bees. And if traditional patchwork and quilting is your thing (and you find yourself in Gosport any time soon) it is worth a little trip. It is a tiny, compact little gem (though there is a workshop room just behind which they use for classes etc.)
Susan showed me round (she described herself as the Saturday girl) and Caroline is the boss.
And I am told they are planning an on line shop too.