And, next week I hope normal service will be resumed on this blog! So many stories to tell and not enough time right now! In the meantime, fabric lovers, take a moment to celebrate the textiles of Lucienne Day, who sadly died earlier this week. I love her fabric designs and I am lucky enough to have a few beautiful panels. In my teens, I used to search jumble sales for fifties textiles. I just loved the colours and shapes and had no idea about design, the Festival of Britain, or the names of designers. I was drawn to them because they were someone else's beautiful rubbish and a chance for me to make something from nothing. So cast-off Calyx curtains we remade into frocks and skirts and worn until they fell apart. These days I'm more likely to turn my fabric finds into cushions and purses, but if I'm ever lucky enough to own a pair of these, I might be tempted to dig out one of my curtain frocks and have a Lucienne Day dressing up day.
Speak soon and take care until then. xx