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Serious Addiction….

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Less distractions this week as the sun seems to be staying a while. I have had a productive week,largely due to my ongoing addiction to vintage curtains and embroidered table linen.

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I love this jacket pattern and decided to use these very fragile curtains and one of my beloved embroidered cloths….do not fret…I have many!

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A bit of appliqué here and there to cover small areas where the fabric is very weak.

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Then I delved into a stash of fabric recently passed to me from a lady who worked in the rag trade all her life…..more about her in a later post.

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This was her sewing basket…makes my heart leap with joy! Such a treasure to be given.

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…..and to round off my productive week,this little skirt.

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…and now I am off to lay down in a darkened room.Phew!

Rhubarb On The South Bank!

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This is why I love London….

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Yes…it’s rhubarb,growing upside down in pots,on London’s vibrant South Bank!

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Hopefully that explains better than I can. What a great way to use old windows and no matter how small your outdoor space is,you can grow something.

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This is at the side of the Hayward Gallery/Festival Hall and brings a real splash of colour to the grey concrete( not my favourite buildings from the outside)
And then the National Theatre has put up a showcase of costumes you can hire with a fantastic wall print surrounding it. Love it.

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The reflection spoils the photo a bit but I thought they were worth sharing. These are more reasons for loving the city and all it offers……and then we had CAKE!!……

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Balthazar Russell St,Covent Garden……but you could be in Paris….and did I mention the iced lemon and ginger tea?…..

Container City

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Went to see my daughter perform on Friday eve at Trinity Buoy Wharf….yes,of course she was amazing…..and when I looked up here was this incredible structure of dwellings. Each shipping container is 40ft in length and provides an affordable live/work space in London’s Docklands.

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Some great sculpture arond the site too. My favourite thing was the set of yellow steps and shapes for the feline resident to enter and exit his domain. Me and The Woo, my cat,would love this. Proper recycling and lovely river views.