Now for the gorgeous window display of Swankety Swank, a shop in Lower Haight.
This place is the only stockist of covetable works of art like these, have a close look and you will get a sense of what a treasure this space is.
I know you won't be shocked to hear that I treated myself to some rather nice textiles, lace and brooches. The lace was SO expensive, I only bought a miniscule amount. In ''real'' life it is even more lovely, 100% cotton, a finish to die for!
Right bear with me now please. These are my knees, sitting on a step in Union Square. Am I right in thinking they look like the knees of a young, vibrant, get up and go kind of female? Stay with me ........there is a reason for this insanity. The week before I went away I was interviewed for a magazine. Apparently it was non negotiable, essential that they had a photo of me to go with the article. Now I have a question, as important I think as ''what is the meaning of life?'' If someone is interested in your work, yes your work, the things you create.......why the hell does it matter what you look like???????? So I am to be splashed all over a magazine, which will remain nameless until I get over the shock of my photo, looking like I have been dead for three years, dug up, warmed up, resembling a haggard old witch aged around 210.
I have now been up for going on 30 hours but this is so important I can't leave it. This is my 300th post, 300th, wow! Therefore it is give away time again, trust me, I am not trying to defraud you but I don't know what I am going to give away yet so that will be the theme, ''what would you like me to give away?'' within reason of course, no expensive cars, penthouses, holidays etc, or wrapping cloths for that matter! Leave a comment, give me a clue and I will be back soon with more embroidery. It's good to be home!x