by zoefzoef 30 Jul 2017

Back from a long time absence; too busy at work, got a knee surgery in June, and then me and my daughter went on holidays to London. (Husband still too ill to join us) Kathleen went on a short course of Prop Making at the university School of Arts in Wimbledon. We stayed in an Air b&b. Never had done that before. But we selected it cos it was close to school, so no hussle in the morning to get there. It was so nice to stay in the house of local people. They were so friendly and helpfull in any matter. While Kathleen was following the course I visited many fabric shops. Some of them had very nice fabrics, but some of them where also very expensive; ex one was 35 pound/meter. That is a bit too much for me. Attached a picture of the fabrics I bougth. I'm already in progress of making a blouse.

We did also lots of shopping. (Suitcase was a bit havy to get home, lucky we went with the Eurostar were there is no check at the weight) :-)
We also did a Harry Potter tour, a visit to the Warner Bross studios. This is really a must ! Even when you are not a fan, it is amazing what happens and needs to be done behind the seens of a movie. The guide gave us lots of extra info. I was impressed.
So, and now tomorrow back to work....
Hope you all are doing fine and doing lots of sewing,
Rgds Zoefzoef (Linda)


by dragonflyer 30 Jul 2017

Sounds like great glad you got to spend some time with your daughter there...

by kustomkuddle 30 Jul 2017

It is wonderful that you could get away for a while even though your husband could not be with you. Hope your knee is doing better. What a wonderful way to spend the day. Love your fabrics!

by jrob Moderator 30 Jul 2017

Glad you are back and had some good shopping finds. Take care of that knee. Sorry to hear that Ron was too ill to go. Next time, maybe. Love your fabrics.

by asterixsew Moderator 30 Jul 2017

Hi Linda it looks as if you had a great shop in London. I used to go there a lot and walk for miles so hope your knee is fine. Did you get to Libertys for a look? I love their fabrics

by basketkase 30 Jul 2017

Fabulous fabrics, Linda.......what a great way to recover from your knee surgery, to go on a holiday with your is your knee doing?

by airyfairy 30 Jul 2017

I am so pleased that you had a good break with your daughter but I am sorry that Ron is ill again. Love the material you have bought. One of my cousins lives in Wimbledon. It is a place I love. I have missed you my friend.

by crafter2243 Moderator 30 Jul 2017

Welcome back Linda. Sounds as if you had a good time. I love the materials you bought. I am sure we are going to see the blouse you will create.

by gerryvb 30 Jul 2017

good to see you here again ! hope the knee is improving and you can enjoy making great things of the new fabric . Hugs Gerry

by graceandham 30 Jul 2017

Great fabrics and sounds like a fun time. Good to hear from you.