Hugo was so pleased to read your comments from my last post, he was very touched by the things you wrote, thank you, they were heart warming. He's fully recovered now, a few early nights did the trick.
I went to Edinburgh on Saturday, to mooch around galleries, and see the 'Impressionist Gardens' exhibition. It was a lovely show, but left me strangely flat, which surprised me. It's had rave reviews in the press, and so I went with high expectations, but I just found it dull. The paintings were beautiful, but Impressionism, which, when it was first let loose on the public, was seen as revolutionary, whereas now it's very much part of the establishment. There were some exquisite paintings on show, where the speckled light dazzled, but generally, the actual gardens in the paintings were dull and uninspiring. I've been very spoilt this year, visiting some extraordinary real-life open gardens. Many of the paintings in the show didn't capture the verve of flowers and foliage.
I did leave Edinburgh with a couple of pairs of tights that were on sale. The Impressionist show might not have got my pulse racing, but the tights did.
It might have been a little warm to wear my tights on Sunday, but I was determined to pull them on. I love their loudness. I love stripes, so when I saw them in a shop called Aubin and Wills, and that they had been reduced from £29 to £9, they had to come home with me. There's an on-line shop, if you want to buy a pair for yourself, the link to the tights is here.
We went for a coffee on the promenade after my little photo-shoot.
There was a lady sitting inside, I think she was having a cup of tea.
I instantly fell in love with this little camper van, and had visions of it painted in duck-egg blue, with vintagey finds inside, and me sitting drinking tea, eating Victoria Sponge cake, and crocheting blankets for the interior. I like the idea of whizzing around in it, taking off and having adventures. If they wanted to, Hugo and the doggies could come along for the ride.
Look, you can see more pics of the mk1 transit camper here, they're wonderful!
Mine might have red gingham check curtains, or I could make some out of squares of fabric, lots of different squares of pattern sewn together, quilt style.
Lovely. I wonder if it will ever happen.
Have you got five minutes to spare? To settle down with a cup of tea or a tipple, and watch this short film for Toast, it might take a little while to download, but it's rather a lovely film, dreamy.
Sorry, still no sleeve pics to show you, and I've finished both the sleeves for my fair isle dress! Tonight I'm going to start sewing in ends of yarn. It's getting quite close to the big reveal of my dress, so maybe I'll wait till it's all finished till I show you anything more! Till Wednesday then! Cheerio. Love Vanessa xxx