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Unborn Outfits

On our recent trip to Hong Kong, I bought fabric.  I went planning to buy fabric.  Linen to be exact as I'm just crazy about the stuff these days.  I had a certain dollar amount in mind, even.  Well, let's just say things got a little out of control.

Meet Rowena.  Excellent English.  Extremely knowledgeable.  Very on top of her inventory.  The little vixen.  



 I spent a ridiculous amount of money.  Trust me.  Ridiculous.  

Fast forward to lunch and I am filled with remorse and contemplating putting a chop stick in my eye.  What was I thinking???

You know what this 1-in-a-million husband of mine says?  "let it go.  You'll get 2 years of enjoyment out of this stack:  petting it, pouring through patterns and blogs, planning, actual sewing.  Then you get to wear it.  And blog about it."  

He's a keeper.


Here's my haul:
Linen, of course :)

Cottons & 2 pieces of silk organza:


Look at this one!  Isn't it fun?  I'm thinking a vest and some sort of insert to p…

Hong Kong Repeat

I have been away from the blog for a long time, mainly due to travel.  Lots of travel; much of it quick trips within the US seeing family.  Still, getting ready for a trip, being on the trip, recovering from the trip and then regrouping and planning for the next one is very consuming!  It is for me, anyway.

...but hey, I'm back and have a recent trip to share!

Due to recent Major Drama at my husband's company here in Mongolia, he was in real need of a vacation.  Mongolia has a week-long summer festival (we checked this off our life list long ago ;), so we took advantage of the extra days off and decided on another
trip to Hong Kong as it's a mere 4-hour direct flight AND it's in the same time zone!

Hong Kong was hot and steamy and we left to return to UB with Typhoon Rammasun hammering southern China and the Philippines and causing  crazy winds and rain in Hong Kong.  Still, we had a great time.

Warning:  this is a picture-heavy blog!  I'm anxious to get on to some sew…