Some women do…

…take pictures of their new shoes.

Well I do when I’m really pleased with them like these from Poetic Licence  that arrived this morning. Pretty box and lots of tissue, well made and yes, on sale too

The wide-leg striped linen trousers based on my french knicker block came into being… complete with sailor style front placket openings. Next time I make trousers with so many buttons to do and undo I will put a sneaky invisible zip in the side seam as this many buttons is a pain.

Did a 12 mile cycle around the tiny lanes of Romney Marsh in Kent on Bank Holiday Sunday. It was gorgeous. Didn’t take much in the way of photos as I was concentrating on cycling…staying on the bicycle that is.

On the drive home made a little stop at Pett beach for an ice-cream and soggy chips (french-fries) and we could just glimpse Dungeness across the bay. That’s our next cycle destination apparently as having finally got me on a bike at long last Mr.Outdoor Activity insists we do more! Honestly, though more of a walker, I did have a fab time. Need my own bike , borrowing my daughters un-comfy off-road bike wasn’t ideal.

Hay rolls always signal the end of the summer to me.  Getting to the last of the garden posies too.

So this was just a little catch-up post… I do sometimes do things besides sew.   Some costume work has just come in so I’ll be busy and quiet until it’s time for the French Knicker Sew-along. See you then.

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CurlsnSkirls
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 21:25:56

    Love-love-love the shoes, and am so sorry you’ll have to admire from afar for a while… Wide-leg pants are glorious, but have also had the same problem with them. Long sigh… Definitely agree about the bike, tho’, and the basket up front. Perfect! Take care of your tootsie!

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  2. Shelley
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 19:55:20

    Love the shoes and the trousers. Sorry to hear about the “trouser accident”–hope you recover soon so you can wear those great shoes. These trousers remind me of the palazzo pants of the 70’s. I think I had a pair in that stripe!

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  3. pierre vaz
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 02:31:53

    So sorry to hear of your accident… i can totally see you on that bicycle, but must concur with the difficulty of racking up considerable mileage thereon. Of course, aerodynamics aren’t much of a factor below 20 mph or so… combination of land speed & a headwind could get that to happen easily, tho’.

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  4. Jennifer
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 09:19:42

    Gorgeous and interesting!

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  5. VeraVenus
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 09:13:52

    I thank you all very much for your comments 🙂

    Now a word of warning on wide legged trousers- While
    wearing those yesterday afternoon and running barefoot to answer my front door I tripped with a toe caught in fabric and fell hard cracking one foot and a knee so badly that I won’t be able to wear my lovely new shoes or cycle for a while, never mind even walk ….

    Walk don’t run in flowing trousers, they can be hazardous to your health!

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  6. robyne
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 01:33:51

    love the area you are in it looks truely beautiful.
    Those trousers are lovely and I want a pair of those shoes

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  7. Anushka
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 22:58:55

    How fabulous – the trousers are just amazing!!

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  8. prttynpnk
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 22:43:24

    Wonderful- I love it all!

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  9. Catherine
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 21:31:49

    Gorgeous trousers,shoes and dog!!
    Bike might look nice but I bet it will be hard work when it comes to mileage…better to have a more functional,i.e,visually unappealing, model!

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    • VeraVenus
      Aug 29, 2012 @ 08:52:31

      Thank you! and deep down I know you are right! A light but sturdy ‘touring’ number makes a lot of sense. *Sigh*. Apparently even a little tiny basket will ‘interfere with aerodynamics’

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  10. Hugs & Kisses Clothing
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 17:48:25

    oooh, nice shoes xXx

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  11. Rowena
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 16:03:27

    Those shoes are lovely! I’d take pictures of them too if I owned them!
    xxx

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