The lovely Mandy of yesterday’s blog post texted me recently. ‘I’m at a car boot sale. There’s a velvet pressing pad. Do you want it?’ Want it? Yes, please! Today she handed it over. Isn’t it intriguing?
You use this when pressing velvet, so as to avoid crushing the pile with the weight of your iron. I believe you place the velvet right side face down on the needles, and press the wrong side. Correct?
This looks to me as though it’s been ripped off a press arm – what do you reckon?
The handover took place because our family met up for afternoon tea in a central London hotel. Everything was very yummy and pretty.
This was my first time in central London since the Olympics officially started and, oh my goodness, do you know that the games are on! Helicopters, coaches, cabs, more coaches, police men, army sergeants, Olympic staff, flags, tourists. This is one busy – and highly organised – city right now.
Did you watch the opening ceremony? Did you enjoy it? I was enchanted, I have to say – and screamed when James Bond appeared on screen. I was a minority Brit sat round the telly with a group of Americans, which made it even more culturally interesting to watch. They had a lot to say about the NHS sequence!
Danny Boyle, national hero and creative genius.
Crocheting My Way Home