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Saturday, August 10, 2013
The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Not quite, but this is pretty graphic and bright. Fun to wear too. It seems to me that I also met the goal of sewing with lighter colored fabrics. I need to round up the recent sewing and see if that is true. There is no question that I do love bold prints.
I still love my giant strawberry curtains and while the tomatoes are not as big in this print they are certainly bold.
So to tone it down a little lets look at a reissue by Moda, something they don't do very often either. I missed out on the first round, but jumped on this the week it came through the door.
Paint by numbers made into a simple 3/4 sleeve tee.
Having a little fun with the back label.
And finally, toned down completely, a heavily modified Scout, done as a tank and with an asymmetrical neckline.
A terrific "under" top of whisper weight woven chambray or for show on a hot summer day.
The week passed by so quickly. I did a lot of morning puttering in the garden.
The air for the most part was way to smokey to consider riding or dog walking. Quality has been so bad that The Shakespeare Festival has been cancelling their outdoor plays in the Elizabethan Theater left and right. I am sure a great disappointment for many and a huge loss of revenue both for the company and Ashland in general. I was down in town Weds. night for a dinner with a friend and couldn't believe how much worse it was in the valley. Grants Pass must be unbearable.
The afternoons have been frittered away either at the cutting table, in the kitchen or with book in hand and dogs in lap. The paint cans are coming out, the brushes, the painters tape all have migrated from their resting places to the upstairs counter. Today, I'll play with 3 color choices for some downstairs walls. If I like one of them the color may also find itself used in an enamel form for the staircase, which could use an update. Depends on how ambitious I get.
Doe and fawn spied off in the back of the property.
Lately deer have been hard to find and avoiding the garden. No doubt that will change as their usual browse starts to disappear and my succulent, well watered plants look tastier and tastier. So far electric shocks and deer repellent have had good effect.
The evenings have been spent tracking thunderstorms and we have had a few each night. One coming quite close with a few good strikes within a couple of miles of us. Spotters have been going out on and off as weather and time of day allow to look for smoke from anything smoldering out in the woods. It's hard when everything is so hazy and smoke filled all ready. Such is life come summer in the forests and grasslands of the west.