We stayed in quaint Bed and Breakfasts like this one:
We were on the remote Isle of Skye, northwest of the mainland, no travelers or tourists in site, where the roads are one lane like this one:
. . . only 1 vehicle fits, and there are pull outs every so often for cars to pass each other like this:
Oh, and did I mention that you drive on the LEFT side of the road???
Along the west coast of Skye, there is lovely scenery like this to the right:
and this to the left:
and majestic views of the sea like this one:
If you happen to live on this enchanting island, it is usually because your home has belonged to your ancestors, and has been passed down for centuries from one generation to the next.
We were driving along on these quiet, quaint roads, when all of a sudden . . .
Now, I have to admit, I'm a quilt addict. But the last thing on my mind was quilting. And boy did I get some eye-rolls from the other passengers in the car (obviously non-believers).
The funny thing was that even though the car I was driving was a rental, it against my will just turned towards this house.
Inside, we found this:
Skye Quilt Studio with owner Jennifer Lewis, textile artist, website here (check it out to see her luscious art quilts, they are brilliant in design and exquisite in color)
. . . walls lined with bolts and a full display of her beautiful, intensely pieced quilts, such as this one:
(I love how the batiks make everything look so real)
and this one:
and does it look familiar? . . . It's the stunning view as the sun is setting over the horizon . . . from HER SEWING CHAIR !!!
(I love this picture, it's reality on Skye)
and did I mention that she has a castle across the inlet?
I thought this classy blue would be a fun fabric to purchase, reminding me of the color of the water . . . actually, it might be a great fabric for the boat quilt I want to make:
Have you been to a remote place this summer, or ever, and there, all of a sudden is a quilt shop? . . . and you can't just walk past it . . . you may never be there again. I'd love to hear about your experience!
Thank you, Jennifer for a lovely visit.