|In the valley looking up|
And lots of clouds and ice too.
Winter came in with a slush storm, then it turned to snow.
My drive down to town yesterday was a bit slick but very pretty!
I had a little bit of down time, or should I say home time? I cobbled 3 days together without having to get into the car and drive down to town. One day I stayed in my PJ's ALL DAY just cause I could.
The sewing salon saw a pretty good draw down on the cut and waiting pile with these two pieces.
The adorable raccoon fabric became a wonderful warm cold weather tunic.
The Esme neckline and body with the Scout Tee arm hole and sleeves is perfect. Nice big patch pockets lined in some pale pink linen scraps complete the garment. I'm not a big fan of flannel but the Japanese flannel is lighter with a lower nap and I like that. I might look for more in another pattern.
The second piece is a happy grass green linen. Modified Grainline Scout tee with inset side pockets.
The bit of patterned fabric is another saved shirt piece.
If you look closely you can see the button at the top of the neckline. I cut it from the very bottom of the shirt button placket so there is still a lot of this pretty fabric left. Neck binding came from a sleeve.
Fiona the Wolf Pup has got another warp on her. This one a scarf all in Shepherd's Wool.
Lovely stuff. The weft is some Shibui yarn, a silk merino blend. I'm doing a bit of inlay. This is a gift. It's been a long time since I wove a scarf. Certainly is faster than towels or runners!
The Macomber has been loaded with his linen and cotton warp.
I need to make time to thread but the winding on went very quickly with the warping valet. Amazing what I can get done in 3 days in my Pj's huh? ;-)
And of course, the holiday season has started in earnest. I am doing very little shopping this year. Most gifts to friends and family this year are home crafted, but there was one big gift I needed to get and that was for my Mom. Now we took the dining table and chairs because when she moves it will be a much smaller place, but she still needs to have some place to eat. Last Saturday, small business Saturday, I found this awesome set and knew it was just perfect.
Sturdy, no sharp edges and scaled perfectly for apartment living. The chairs BTW are extremely comfortable! We'll bring it down Christmas eve with a big red bow on it.
Parting shot: Hanging out.