Saturday, 24 August 2013

A Trip to the Sewing Shop

Evening Everyone,

No project to share with you today ... been too busy and just don't know where the time went but I did have to pop into town to buy some fabric for another cushion cover I'm planning to make ... I think I'm becoming the cushion cover queen :) The shop always has something eye-catching in the window.
This time it was those two huge pink moustaches shaped cushions. The starfish shaped one is fab too. I just love this shop and always end up buying more than I intended ... today was no exception :)

Here's a selection of the photos I took on my way back to the car from the shop.
On the New Bridge that crosses the River Ayr, looking down the estuary and over the Firth of Clyde to the mountains on the Isle of Arran beyond.
The old church that stands on the corner where the bridge ends. When I moved to the town around eight years ago I think this was in use as a theatre but now it is abandoned and left to crumble with plants growing out of the recesses ... so sad.
Looking up river this time, towards the old fifteenth century bridge, still in use for pedestrian traffic today. You can tell, can't you, from the autumnal colours in the shrubbery that summer is coming to an end.
Facing this way, the bridge leads out of Ayr towards Prestwick. The imposing red sandstone building you can see is the Carnegie Library, our public lending library. So named because in 1890 Mr Carnegie offered the then library committee £10,000 to build a new library with the proviso that the town adopt the Public Libraries Act. Lucky for me they agreed because it's one of my favourite haunts.
And here's a close up of the nearby flower bed - giant French marigolds and wine coloured coleus dominate ... very eye-catching.

I better get a wriggle on ... Saturday night is movie night at Casa Worthington. Showing tonight is a real oldie, Mrs Miniver, made in 1942 and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pigeon. It's years since I last watched this film ... I remember it as idealized and sentimental, and perhaps somewhat contrived but with the great propaganda value which Winston Churchill was moved to comment 'was worth a dozen battleships'. I think it's going to be a hoot :)

I hope that whatever you are doing you are all having a great weekend too.


  1. Hi Elizabeth
    thanks for sharing those lovely photos of your home town. the old bridge is amazing and good that they don't allow traffic on it now. I love fabric shops which is just as well as I work in one or maybe its rather dangerous too.

  2. Wow, Ayr has barely changed. I haven't been in years (since my kids were small) I need to get down there.
    Ellie likes Largs as it's compact and she gets tired!!!
    I think it'll be Ayr next year when her legs are longer (she says she needs carried as her legs are shorter than ours! Smart ar*e)
    Hope you enjoyed Mrs Miniver.

  3. Lovely piccies! What a beautiful church that is - I do hope that in time it doesn't totally crumble.

    A friend lent me Random Harvest recently to watch :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Hi Elizabeth, fabulous photos, so much to see in your home town! I'd be in the sewing shop all the time too...just looking :) Cathy x

  5. Lovely photographs Elizabeth, I grew up with a Carnegie library in my home town here in the Midlands.
    I hope you managed to get what you wanted from the sewing shop :o)
    Jackie xx


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