I did manage to buy some fabric to make a skirt from a fabric shop in Bridport (hopefully on my week's holiday next week) and we had to visit Pauline's Patchwork in Dorchester on our way home. Here are my purchases
Last Saturday I went to the Brockenhurst Needlework Fiesta, with my Mum. She stocked up on patchwork fabric for a quilt she'll be working on, but I didn't get very much at all there just some ribbons from Simply Sequins
Manor Farm in Bursledon, near Southampton, which is run by Hampshire County Council. This was the setting for BBC2's Wartime Farm, which was shown last year. Definitely a place worth visiting, though aimed at families, we had an enjoyable time seeing the farm animals (and their babies too), chickens everywhere. Part of the main farmhouse building was in Victorian style and part was in a wartime setting.
We went on in the country park to walk by the River Hamble, which borders the farm. Didn't realise just how big the Hamble is
I'll blog next about our visit in the area to Netley Abbey. Lots of pics of old ruins.