I absolutely love this photo. We were all guffawing with laughter, as Dad struggled to see anything through the viewfinder. ‘Lift the camera!’ we screeched. ‘He’s going to take a photo of our shoes,’ my sister muttered to me.
A family photo wouldn’t be a family photo without the tops of heads missing. Yesterday, I was back up north for a wedding. I suspect this is the last outing my beautiful rose print dress will have this year, unless we enjoy an Indian summer. There’s a distinct autumn chill in the air, as evidenced by the amount of wool these festival goers at Kings Cross were wearing:
This weekend, clear proof emerged that my silly sense of humour runs in the family:
Can’t take us anywhere!
Back down in London, my latest batch of swatches were waiting for me from the Stone Fabrics Cloth Club. Gawd, I love receiving these swatches. They’re a great education – I get my boyfriend to test me as I try to guess what each fabric is and how it’s priced. Here are six of my favourite autumn fabrics from the latest package:
My absolute favourite is this ‘magenta loose woven jacket weight mohair and wool’:
It’s unbelievably stretchy and springy!
I think this is what would be called ‘challenging’ to work with! Any ideas how you’d stabilise a fabric like this? Underlining? I’d love to try something with it – but not quite yet. I have enough on my plate.
Stone Fabrics are not cheap – not by a long way. But I love their Cloth Club and the swatches have been extremely useful when making items for friends. I just pull out the bag of swatches and let my friend choose something they like. The delivery service is excellent and they’re lovely to deal with on the phone.
We have another delicious Bank Holiday day off tomorrow in the UK. I have a few duties to get out of the way, then I am going to sew my little behind off.