Obviously Old Man Winter didn't get the memo. We have had our usual wild early spring weather. As an added bonus this week, we had 40mph winds to swirl around that falling snow on the day Morgan the farrier showed up. Needless to say the horses were full of beans. Cooper, Dandy and Nick didn't relax and snooze like they all usually do while having their pedicures, but were patient and stood nicely. Imp and Boo were my two wiggly ones, heads up, muscles tense and we all just knew it wouldn't take much to have some absolute silliness on the end of the lead rope, Morgan worked quietly and quickly and we got it all done.
The silk scarf is making progress as it grows on the cloth beam.
I'm ashamed to admit the hemp warp is still nicely laying on the loom waiting for me. But the silk blouse is done except for hemming. I suspect I should have gone up a size. This light drapey fabric is deceiving and while fitting on Rhonda helps a lot I don't have it down to an exact science for all fabrics..yet. ;)
I also threw together a hot pink french terry top out of my own pattern and started another pair of Trio pants. I bought the last of some wonderful fancy cotton Lycra blend fabric wanting it for a trouser type pant but alas, there was no way I was going to make it stretch for that style at a scant 21/4 yards, so went to my TNT (tried and true) flat front pant. I did change up the style, making it a true straight leg and gave it a nice pocket treatment.
They are just awaiting the waistband and hemming to finish. It will be nice to have a pair of dressier pants.
While I didn't get any of the red fabric for a shirt I did find some lovely other shirting fabrics.
All of them cotton and should work up to be pretty blouses. I don't know about anyone else, but whenever I go shirt shopping all I seem to find is rather boring stripes or checks in actual button down shirts or fabrics that are office suitable not for casual wear. One of the most gratifying things about sewing for me is to be able to make a shirt in a fabric I love.
Today I will again attempt to get to town and do some much needed food shopping. A special day is on the horizon and a little celebration needs to be thrown together for that too.
Parting shot: At least someone is still enjoying the snow!