Sunday, 31 August 2014

Catch up!

31st August 2014

Can't believe it is the last day of August, this year is flying by.

I came down to London on Thursday and I am pleased to say the weather has been very pleasant...

....walked over the bridge in Richmond to St Margaret's to look for a good wool and haberdashery shop....

....view towards Kew...


...view towards Kingston....


.....after about a mile I arrived at the shop....


....only to find it was being refurbished!!!!

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On saturday I caught the train to Waterloo and walked to the South Bank to meet my lovely daughter....

...fountain and bikes for hire...


...there was a Festival of Love in and around theRoyal Festival Hall....





.....met my daughter and ordered a hot chocolate, frothy milk in a bowl with melted Belgian chocolate in a little jug, had to play! It was delicious...


....Cate had raspberries and seeds on a yoghurt/banana base, also delicious...


...we were now ready for our walk over the river to The National Gallery....


...so many people, street artists and a young man playing the bagpipes!


We saw this....



....the paintings were amazing....


...this won 1st prize, a portrait of a homeless man.

After the exhibition we went to a great little fish restaurant for lunch, such a lovely way to spend a Saturday!

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I have started to knit socks, never used 4 needles before....


....more work in progress, embellished fleece/ fabrics on a pre felt base


....hand stitching and a Dorset Button I made on the train journey to London!