MIA in MAY!

It was never my intent, but I seem to have taken the month of May off! The last few weeks have been busy with houseguests and family, a little sewing, and some cleanup in the studio.

I drove down to Los Angeles for the day, to celebrate both Maggie’s birthday and Mothers’ Day. We enjoyed lunch at a new restaurant downtown and caught up on news…(and took selfies)


I spent several days on what was to be a  new jacket, from a new-to-me Independent pattern designer

I used a fabric I have sewn before, a four-ply Taslan in a particularly beautiful
gray (you can’t tell from the picture, but it has a little green in it, just enough to make it interesting)

HOWEVER…my attemps at using this fabric have been, for the most part, failures. It has no stretch whatsoever, and except for a pair of loose pants I made for Joan many years ago, I have struck out. As I did on this jacket. Pattern to fabric matching not so good!  I abandoned the wadder in my studio and left for a week!

Our grandson Caleb and two of his buddies from Iowa made a quick road trip
after finals and before summer jobs to visit us. They were such fun, lovely boys/young men, we really enjoyed their time with us. They went to the beach a lot, to nearby Vandenberg Air Force base to see the missile launchers, and to
Morro Bay to do some kayaking. (Hey, it was early in the morning!)


Maggie and David came up to see the boys and we had a “farewell” dinner before they left…

My friend Joan returned from a glorious plein aire painting trip in Tuscany with
a side jaunt to Menorca, and we had dinner to catch up.


Then, my dear friend Willie came by for a few days en route to her family in LA,
and we, as always, had much to catch up on…

So…back to our “normal” life…I am making a raincoat for Paris in a beautiful

using V8934 but trying the collar and detachable hood from the Tosti jacket above.

Wish me luck!

ANNNNNND:  This woman I know has a Blue Roan English Cocker Spaniel named Karma,
who gave birth to SEVEN little boys a week ago…6 of them blue roan, one blue roan and tan…

and I get a picture every day of the pups and see how they’re growing…ANNNNNNNND
one of them has our name on it…stay tuned!

I’m off to VISIBLE MONDAY to join up with the highly visible women who frequent Patti’s site…come take a look!

TTYL

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