Sewing wise, after a week of company and then trip prep, stuff has been sorely neglected. I tried a quick new pattern, Burda 7203 and it was a wadder.
Some companies and patterns do cut on sleeves well, others, not so much. This one fell to not so much. I"ll take the fabric apart and use it elsewhere. The Grainline Scout T is always a winner.
Like the orange version, I lengthened this down to a long tunic, added pockets and have a garment I love in a wonderful cream double cloth fabric.
Last year I embraced lighter colors in my sewing and I am so glad I did. Whites, creams and some pastels dot my wardrobe now at least in tops. The lighter color slacks for the most part, didn't work out quite so well. They just fall prey to dirt and stains too easily. Red mud on little paws does stain.
And remember that skull top, it is for a Bruins hockey game in Boston colors of black, white and gold. Thankfully that treat is at the end of my visit. :)
I did not get any further on Big Sal. I decided I didn't want to leave her apart with her beater and front beam off for weeks while I was in Massachusetts so have opted to commence threading when I return home and can do it in one shot and get her back together. Those are both big parts to store elsewhere and a bit of a pain in the butt to take on and off.
So, I have these couple of extra days to cuddle with critters and write Gene more cautionary notes and instructions to tape around the place. The lobsters of New England can breath a sigh of relief and make a break for deep water.
Parting shot: You're leaving me and Timmy. How could you?