First, I finished the latest peasant blouse, one I've been working on in short bursts all week.
The next one was disappointing. Mom gave me a linen dress she'd cut out, a long dress with pin tucks in the bodice and a tie at the back. I didn't like it and didn't want it as a dress, but the fabric is gorgeous, sort of shiny, peach linen. I cut off the bodice to make into a blouse, and used the leftover from the skirt to cut out another blouse. This is the bodice, and it just looks awful on me! It's much prettier on the hanger! I've just started on the other blouse, a pattern I know it will look good in, having made it three times previously. This blouse will probably have to go to Goodwill, because there's no sense in putting it in the closet!
I wanted to take pictures at work, because we've been so incredibly busy with all the summer fruit and vegetables, but I realized I've posted similar photos before, and just because I get excited every morning when I see the beautiful colors, it doesn't necessarily follow that you will! This week, we made more white nectarine preserves, more blueberry jam, more wild blackberry preserves and lots of bread and butter pickles. They're all so beautiful, and they all smell so good! Trust me on this!