I have made quite a number of Capital Chic Patterns White Russians, (blue one, white one, black one, knitted one, this one, and pink one, and quite possibly others I’ve forgotten about!), but I decided to make yet another, but add pockets.
Here I am posing outside the very house I was born in – in fact, that upstairs window denotes the room.
I decided to add pockets that had zips as I thought they would be more secure for my things whilst travelling. Sadly I made the welts longer than the zips so I added the little leather tabs at the end. And of course, some coverstitching around the outside!
The back view – looking through the fence at RAF Halton, where my father trained as a pilot.
and here I am trespassing on the premises!
I have worn this top quite a bit; here I am at the foot of the Malvern Hills on a chilly morning. Loving this view, and the light!
and here I am with my lovely big sister in Weobley. We were busy showing Mark all the black and white buildings.
Speaking of my big sister, Mark managed to catch us having a laugh. We see each other very rarely – our family circumstances meant that we haven’t lived together since I was four years old, and then we left her behind in England when we went to Australia, as she was already married with children. However, whenever we catch up, we have an instant connection and it’s like we see each other all the time. Quite marvellous really.
Just a couple of other photos: I managed to get to Guthrie & Ghani outside Birmingham. Such a lovely shop, full of charm and wonderful things to buy.
We also visited Bourneville, the home of Cadbury. Of course Mark managed to catch me with a mouth full of chocolate! However, you might recognise this building, which is featured on some of the Cadbury products. This was the most gorgeous little town, built by John Cadbury, who was a Quaker, so there is no drinking establishment!
and finally, one last shot of my sister and me!