Have you spotted any of these projects on your buses? I wonder if there is a "set" to collect?
I did enjoy Poems on the Underground a few years back and somewhere in one of the bookcases I have an anthology.
I popped into one charity shop and purchased £2.50 worth of curtain material in a nice summer cotton fabric. Not for curtains but the material will make a nice dress, as I want to try out how to put shirring elastic in my new machine. The reel of elastic cost 80 p so it won't be a costly experiment!
While I was at the sewing show in London I did add to my material stash and brought some children's fabric and 2 metres of a nice peppermint print. 4 meters in total for £12.
I felt I could afford it as a very nice thing happened to me. While I was in the queue to pay £9 to get in a complete stranger tapped me on the shoulder and offered to take me in on her free complimentary ticket. She had no one to go with and did not want to waste the ticket. Was that not kind?
Shall I continue the saga of the greenhouse? We finally got in glazed, one piece was 4mm too wide and one small triangle snapped in two when it was lying on the workbench in the sun. But the rest went in fine after yet more phone calls to the manufacturer to ask why the diagram of the glazing clips was different to the ones in the pack? 'Cause they changed them months ago but had not updated the instructions!!! The "better" ones needed a complex move to get in and they sent a u tube video to explain how. More frustration and another phone call to the garden centre who said, no it was not us, ignore the video and put them in another way as it worked better. I kid you not we were at the end of our tether!
What happened next?
65 mph winds for two days solid.
Two panes blew out.
The glazing clips kept popping off and we had to check the thing every two hours to put them back and secure the glass!
When we and the weather have calmed down we are going to find a way to strengthen and secure the fixings!