Quite literally, not a single cloud in the sky today. That's the sky I've been toiling under. It's been scorching too. I've cut the back grass. Not that I've a front grass, but my beloved Nanna used to say, " Play ont back grass!" And not the Front Lawn, which was my Grandad's pride and joy. FRONT LAWN LOL. It was actually of a Bowling Green standard. Really soft to do roly posys and cartwheels on - oops! I also say 'back kitchen' to mean the kitchen! Again, because of my beloved Nanna. She, like me, had one kitchen! She also had a pantry. A big walk in one with its own door. Sometimes she called it the larder. I don't have either. But I wish I did!
Here she is at about 90 years of age. I love this photo as she is flanked by a young Mr 19 and Miss 21.
Born in 1914 and died sadly in 2007. Not a day goes by without me thinking of her. She was only teeny and uber petite. But she was feisty. And she was loved. I'm getting all emotional just writing about her.
I thought I'd quickly show you the bargainous fabrics I looked at on Saturday.
This lot I got from a fantastic little shop in Shipley called The Shuttle.
This took me back to my youth. At £5 a metre I'll hem the top and the bottom, insert elastic in the top hem et voilà two tube skirts for work. £10 . Bargain. I used to buy this stuff on the way home from school to make skirts at will!
This is a heavier jersey which was only £1m that I bought with obviously last week's bird poo v car incident in my subconscious! I'm thinking a bit of a fit n flare skirt with this. Think there's 3m in this piece.
Then the next lot was from Samuel Taylor's mill in Embsay just outside Skipton.
I also had a rummage and found these. I adore the metallic thread, it's for my machine to try some embroidery on it. I bought some grey cotton because I read it's quite a good neutral for blending when sewing patchwork. I also bought some invisible thread to try it and I absolutely swear I had to go to the shop lady to help me find it because I couldn't see it!
The ribbon was half price. It's adorable. I'm planning on using it as trimming on some baby knits.
And that's yer lot for today. I'm off to slap some aloe vera on my sunburn. Despite factor 50, the sneaky breeze kept me cool and I didn't realise I was so pink!
I caught sight of myself in the mirror in my sun dress and thought bloody hell, I know who I remind me of...
Right that's me off to get someone - anyone, to rub some Atfersun on my back! Off to see Miss 21 tomorrow and then one of my favourite things to do, which won't cost us a bean. Castling! Expect photos of ruins tomorrow! Might wear one of my new frocks!
Lots of love from
Rachel *Bubbles from Little Britain* Radiostar xxx