...in the meantime...
Then, there was the siren call of the pool...
|This is blurry--because it was an Action Shot (and I don't have an Action Camera)!|
|All adults on deck! Where's Amanda? How come she gets to veg down at the deep end, hmm?|
|Stinker Kelby ;)|
Then, from the Sewing (Therapy) Loft...I'm having a lot of fun sewing garments...for myself :) ...and to have them fit, etc.--very gratifying! It's been interesting to explore why the garments are pleasing. One, a lot has to do with the fabric--at 54, fabric is my Friend. Hides a multitude of sins ;) --but I also need light, fluid fabrics and a fit that skims, not hugs. Which brings me to a Ponderance Two. Is it just me or did there used to be a pattern section for "Mrs."? I remember this from when I was very young--a whole section of patterns for, what they called back then, the Matronly. Believe me, a C cup at 54 years old is NOT the same as a C cup on a 20 or 30 year old. Sigh. I just might pursue this with the pattern companies. Stay tuned.
Tips gleaned these days mostly seem to come from my wonderful daughters. Nikki recently passed on the tip of using a walking foot with knits. Magic!
Then I finished up this blue sweater; again, very light, soft & drape-y knit. Taking a tip from Nikki, I doubled the collar/scarf piece width and sewed as one piece to avoid hemming a bias edge. Very pleased with this one, too!
I end the past week and start the new one with a challenge the Lord gave me from Neh 9:17:
...but You are God.
Ready to pardon
Gracious & merciful
Slow to anger
Abundant in kindness
am I.?..be imitators of God, dear children...