We’re back from England and recovering from the jet lag. 😄 While it was a fun near-two weeks, we’re glad to be home- it’s probably the longest time we’ve been away from the atelier in a long time. We apologize for the long silence here on the blog but the WordPress App on the mobile phone is difficult to use and error-prone so things have had to wait. 😄
Waiting to leave Heathrow for LAX.
Overall, it was an amazing trip and we visited all manner of interesting places and learned some new things- it’s been some 20 months since we were last in the UK and it was a relief to be able to return there and visit with our friends. We’ll be posting updates as we sort through all the pictures we took as well as others that our friends sent us- please bear with us as we slowly get caught up. 😄
Did I finish? Kind of. There’s a little handwork in my future, but not too bad. Why break tradition? It’s not an event without a little sewing drama. I’ll be packed in the am.😄
One pistachio macaron from Cafe Paul is the first thing on my list for next week, along with a proper fish and chips…😄 We’re in high gear getting ready to head back to the UK and it’s getting crazy busy here at the atelier.
The portrait doesn’t show her hem, so I made something up…today is bodice construction day! Five days to finish everything so I’m not sewing on the plane.
Um, like I usually do. Yes, it’s off to London! 😄
And here’s a full version of the portrait- Louise Jopling by John Everett Millais which was painted in 1879:
John Everett Millais, Portrait of Louise Jopling, 1879; National Portrait Gallery
And lady herself, Louise Jopling:
Finishing skirts as Fiona is side-eye judging me.