Ok-I won't go on about the amaaazing holiday we had in San Francisco and Southern California-but definitely one that will be remembered! I did make a couple of purchases from Britex fabrics near Union Square in San Francisco: four floors of fabrics! Oh my-I kept searching for remnants-I knew they must be there somewhere and of course they were on the top floor-shelves and shelves of neatly folded temptation. I succumbed to two pieces each of which was 2.5 yds (yes they still work in imperial measures there) and I paid $40-which is about £26 - just over £5 a yard, which seemed pretty reasonable-its a good weight.
China Town was a riot of colour and I found some lovely glass beads at $5.99 (£4) for about 15. I bought them at the first shop I saw them and as I progressed through the streets I noticed there were plenty to be had. Fortunately for me the prices seem to rise as I got further in-so I felt I had done well! They will make lovely zip pulls for my bags.
Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name