I had a wonderful day at Salts Mill, Saltaire Bradford on my date! ( David Hockney's painting of Salts Mill)
Lil helped me choose something to wear, and while she helped said
" 'aren't you too old to be going out on a date?!... only teenagers go out on dates, you and dad are too old now and don't need to do that" ....... That's when I realised in Lil's eye's I am an OLD person! and no amount of Olay is going to change that!...
" You're never ever too old Lil!!, you just practice when you're a teenager, now I'm a professional and this is the real thing!!"... giggles, groans and crazy combinations of bumper boots, summer dress' and tights were offered to me as we looked out at horizontal rain, sunshine and rainbow!
So yeah, after dropping the kid's off we had a lovely day, admiring David Hockney's work and looking at gorgeous books and then a bite to eat , chatting and laughing about the kids ...(what on earth did we talk about before they came along?!) and enjoying our child free freedom....didn't have to take anyone to the toilet 4 times ( Chris is fully toilet trained now)...no wet wipes and emergency chuppa-chup in my bag.... and being able to complete sentences and even conversations, the novelty was great!
and as if the day couldn't get better....
I come home to the news I've won the Umbrella Prints Challenge!! Wow! I'm really pleased, I loved working on the ideas inspired by the beautiful fabric designs, it was a pleasure and it inspired some screen prints too! Ooooo nip me please! Happy Days!
My trimmings arrive...
Right as rain
I heart sewing!
I'm going to list some of the pieces in my Etsy shop as soon as sort them all out, what a fab day!