You can call it any old thing you like, looks like winter to me! Cindie, not a good time to visit. ;)
Today though, today might look like spring. I'm hoping so. Everyone is looking forward to some sunshine.
As you might imagine, things have kicked into high gear here. Lots to do and very little time to get it done in. I leave a week from Monday and return home in May. Usually, the daffodils are just blooming and if I'm lucky, the wild dogwoods will still be showy.
It was a busy week, with a long to do list. Most of it terribly mundane. This week will be more of the same and add in toenail clipping just to keep it all interesting. I did get two more spring/summer tops done before packing up the machine and taking it down to Medford for it's spa treatment. Both Burda patterns. I liked the 7220 pattern so much (this one in navy linen with lobster ribbon),
I decided to have a go at another Burda offering.
The pattern number for those that care is 8100 and it fills a deep need in my pattern arsenal. That of a simple woven t-shirt type top. I am not gifted with sewing knits and much prefer the coolness of a light cotton top to a clingy t-shirt. With a nice shape, darted, three sleeve options and two neck options this is a fun versatile pattern. I can do just about anything with this from embellishing to easily changing the neck shape. It uses a reasonable amount of fabric and is pretty quick to make.
While my main sewing machine may be gone I still have my wonderful Brother sewing/embroidery combo machine and made good use of it. Nothing says spring like lace and pink skulls huh?
Along with packing I'll be working on all the looms this week. I'm hoping to get the towel warp off the Hollandia and have a towel or two to pack into my bag for the folks.
And of course, I have built in lots of time to spend with the furkids. I miss them all so much, but Gene gives me daily reports. Sometimes I hear about angels, other times devils. :) So fair warning, the blog will get pretty quiet until the end of May, but I will try to keep up with everyones blog while I am gone!
Parting shots: Bed wrestling.
Escape is not an option.