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Work It!

Two areas of my wardrobe are in a Just-Too-Sad state:  my sleepwear & my workout wear.  The first is sad--but not from a lack of trying.  Another post for another time.

The workout wear came to a head when I rejoined my Palates class here in UB.  What passed for doing my collections of DVDs at home just wasn't going to cut it in public.

So.  I download the Laura Lounge Trousers by Maria Denmark of Onion Patterns (my 2nd pattern from Onion--amazing) and stopped by my favorite fabric shop here in UB which I liken to Mood Fabrics in that it is floor-to-ceiling rolls of fabric.  But only 1 storey and 2 rooms and shoulder-to-shoulder.  

I am SO behind on my pattern reviews and really owe Onion Patterns a huge round of applause.  Soon.  Promise.

Anyway, the results!  These were made in a great knit I found here in UB--not quite as stretchy as sweatshirt fleece, but still fleece-y and some stretch.  Great return.  I had enough of the gray to make another Magic Pencil Skirt and another w…

Muy, Muy Bien!!

Randy had Caterpillar meetings in...Malaga, Spain!  I hemmed and hawed about going along--I know, I know; how could I not go?  It's the travel that's getting to me.  All travel to & from UB is crazy and this was the usual humdinger:  9 hours to Istanbul (with a not-so-charming fuel stop in Bishkek--I dare you to look this place up on Trip Advisor), and overnight in Istanbul and then a 5-hour flight into Malaga.  That's the downside of travel.  But Travel is a drug of sorts.  The addiction to seeing/smelling/hearing someplace new and foreign is just much bigger than me.  I went.

Oh man.  The food the sunshine the flowers the Med the language the museums the history.  Crazy.  Randy & I shared one whole day together happily wandering around and then he was in meetings and I was free to roam.

I give you Malaga through my lens (OK, a Sony Cybershot :):
Note:  all the exclamation marks are totally intentional