Both cats, Barn and Basement could be found lounging in the heat.
|Stupid dogs barking at Basement cat|
The garden was happy with the addition of a deep watering. Our Paperbark Maple has grown over 2 feet this past year and the trunk has thickened substantially.
The normal winter water wise made all the difference for it.
There has been a lot of action in the sewing closet. Two weeks work of summer makes in light cottons. This Merchant and Mills pattern is actually in Brussell's Washer (linen and rayon) with a cotton bib yoke.
These fabrics were both "clear the bolt" fabrics and not enough of either to do this tunic but together they worked. And I do love those almost neon brights. On a dreary day they certainly perk things up.
I tried the Esme tunic with cap sleeves.
The version with sleeves is still my favorite but this pretty cotton tunic will gets lots of wear this summer. I don't have a lot of dark tops.
Double gauze fabric in a nice crossover tee.
And lastly two very lightweight cotton pants.
I've gone through just about all from my stash of cut out patterns. I have a fair amount of linen scraps, large pieces and I would like to make a few more of the crop topped jackets. I also ordered some yardage of heavy weight linen for a bathrobe. I just haven't decided on the lining.
The warp on Fiona is almost done.
I am 1/3 the way through a runner which will finish off this warp. This pic is actually from the first runner. I've changed the colors up for the last one. Next post!
Temps are in a cooling trend. It could get cold enough this weekend to snow in the high Cascades. I've seen some reports of snow as low as 5000ft. We've had snow here as late as June 14th. It certainly doesn't last though.
Parting shot: Mother Nature is a master of subtle beauty in color and texture.