I still miss my leggy little wonder. Anywho Gene snapped a few pics of a certain flippered furry eel while I was gone and the artist didn't like her first effort so did a second.
Mandy does indeed look this worried when I leave. I am told she waits by the door for me for hours.
Gene took both and they are proudly hanging. They are very quiet, don't nip anyone and are thrifty on food and vet care....hmmmmmmmm......
The doubles don't stop there. I got sorely sick of making button down blouses. They aren't hard, but fussy in parts and time consuming even without sleeves.
This was a medium weight shot cotton I bought on the $5.00 table last fall. Not enough for sleeves but such a lovely dark raisin color I knew it would make the perfect multi season blouse.
Looks great with a pale grey cardi I have and deep charcoal pants. Just saying.... There has been a need for simple woven type tee shirts but I didn't want a scoop neck. I modified a style arc pattern I had used quite a bit and liked the neckline.
The single sized pattern was graded down quite a bit, and by the second one I had gotten a bit of shaping. The white linen will get a lot of wear, at least until it gets a lot of stains. The flannel certainly will see action now.
In fact I yanked it off Rhonda after the pic and threw it on for this chilly Saturday around the house. Win win!
My good friends spoil me and this year the quilting maven outdid herself.
FOXES are in the prints and such beautiful piecing it's hard not to fall in love with this quilt!
This lovely recycled lamp was also added upstairs. It started life as an art vase but it makes a beautiful soft light.
I am truly enjoying my little bedroom table BTW and can't imagine not having it now.
I'm leaving you with this gem to get you into 2019. A few of my favorite things..... ;-0
One of my wishes for next year is that I never ever have to look at a selfie of the Cheeto's junk. EEEEKKKKKK!
Parting shots: The holidays are an exhausting affair!