A fair amount has gotten done up there and all of it, hot weather sewing. The Decades of Style "Given a Chance" dress is a delight to make.
That little folded and lined bodice just feels special and the whole thing takes about two hours from cut to closet.
I drafted a sleeve for it using the armsythe and sleeve from the Grainline Studio Scout Tee, and we'll see how that works out. One is cut out for a try out in the next sewing round. It is a bit tricky with the bodice. As is I have been making this in cottons and linens they are comfortable and cool.
There are also in seam pockets. What's not to love?
A couple of little Mississippi tunics also got done. Seems there is a flying theme in these.
Birds of Paradise in one and if you look closely (biggify), bats in the other.
In fact this fabric is titled "Bats in the Belfry". This has been the year of pinks for me and it is fitting this is designed by Tula Pink.
The Gem has seen a bit of action. I've finished up the 4 place mats and have headed into dresser scarf weaving. I chose a bright minty green for this and I am liking how the grey and green mix.
I've probably gotten another 12 inches along since this pic was snapped. Overshot is not my strong suit for fast weaving.
Juno the cat tussled with I think Wynken the barn cat and got a bitten and infected paw out of the deal. A quick little surgery to open up the punctures, an overnight stay, some pain meds and antibiotics and bed rest and she is good to go outside today after her last dose of Clavamox.
And here is the other visitor to our bird feeders.
I saw the deer trying to get into it the other day but it is just a little too high.
My Mother is doing great with her hip replacement recovery. Bending down is still hard but she is making excellent progress. We did breakfast out a couple of times last week. :-)
Another wave of record breaking heat is due just in time for the 4th of July. We'll be hanging with the folks, having a simple selection of burgers, dogs and sides and lots of cold beer. Fingers crossed that we do not get thunderstorms and Gene can actually relax and enjoy the day.
Parting shots: Queen of the Serengeti (barn cat Wynken), surveying her domain.