and two StyleArc patterns all about the same time. Like all StyleArc patterns , the sizing is uniform and accurate but every 6 months to a year, I am lulled into buying a pattern that has a cut on sleeve.
Remember me saying I would never do that again? I must have declared that sentiment at least 6 times over the years! Somewhere, there must be the Holy Grail of cut on sleeves for me, but the Teddy top wasn't it.
It wasn't the worst I've ever tried and I love the neck even though it is a very fussy piece of sewing, but the sleeves are a pattern killer for me. I'll steal the collar for use on a pattern with well fitting sleeves. Now the second StyleArc pattern was a real charmer.
The Tania Tabard is a lovely go to garment to have in your wardrobe. The fit is perfect out of the envelope and the twisted sash across the front quite flattering.
Cute alone, with a sweater and with a little work as a dress too! My kind of pattern. One more is already cut out in some special linen fabric I've been hoarding for at least 2 years maybe 3.
The long awaited custom warping board finally arrived!
It is a thing of beauty done all in oak and with a full 5" for my hand to pass through the dowels as I measure thread. Love it and who wouldn't want to look at this lovely Texas landscape painted by a dear friends Dad, many years ago.
I am really and truly on my last towel of the bumblebee warp. I'm kind of sick of yellow and doing this final one in a pale blue.
Looks silver grey as I weave it. Pretty!
I got some painting done on Buttercup last week, but haven't gotten back to her this week.
I want to finish her up this weekend and start getting her back together for a tryout! WooHoo!
I need to mention three things. The first, how could anyone still think that orange asshat in the White House didn't cheat to win the election? In my world, if you cheat at something, you lose the prize/trophy, title etc. And don't get me going about the jerks in various cabinet positions. November can't come quick enough folks!
Those kids, standing up against the NRA, gun violence and 2nd Rights amendment bullies everywhere. OMG, you are all my heroes.
Lastly, Martin Luther King Jr. I was 10 when he was killed and the dinner table and current events classroom discussions about race and prejudice we had is just as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. A few months later it was Robert F. Kennedy who was killed. 1968 was a bloody awful year.
In honor of them both I leave you to be moved to tears with Mahalia Jackson.
Parting shot: Calendar girl!