Friday, March 25, 2016

Finishing Touches

Today is a special day, my first day of no work whatsoever in 10 days.  I have been sewing since the wee hours, and am now getting ready to go have a lovely afternoon out and about with LouAnn.
  But first, you must see what I've finished this week!
Here is the lime green blouse, with festive floral buttons and hand-knitted lace.  I wore it yesterday, and so it's a tiny bit wrinkled.  But I just had to show it to you.

 And here is what I'm wearing today.  It's that pattern I've been talking about that Theresa posted about.  I have to say that the photo doesn't do it justice, but I might have just convinced myself extra hard that the dyed fabric does with the sage green linen.  It might not, but I don't care!  I'm wearing it today, and I'm super excited about it!  I love the way the hot pink bands on the sleeves go with the splashes of tie dye.  

 And the fire shirt got sunny buttons!  Perfect!  I haven't tied the threads off yet, and this picture makes it look a lot more fuschia than orange, but I can't wait to wear it!    With what, I have no idea, but I can't wait!

The periwinkle sweater got close enough this week to think about its bottom, and I found a heart lace pattern in Nicki Epstein's first book on embellishment.  I just have to knit a swatch before I can continue, to see if it comes out when knitted upside down.  See, the pattern is written from the pointy end of the heart up, and I need it to be from the top down.  More later...

And that's it!  That's all I've done this week, besides workworkwork!  Now for some ME time.  Have  a good week!


Theresa said...

Wow! You've been sewing up a storm there lady! LOVE the tye-dye top. I'd be over the moon over that hot pink too! It's a fun pattern, but you did what I will do the next make, lengthen the sleeves.
I didn't find the length they have them comfortable.

Looks like LouAnn is quite the social butterfly this week. Enjoy your well deserved day(s) off!

LA said...

Dag-nab-it!!! I missed seeing your new top!!! (The limb is toast, BTW!) That turned out really nice!

Bonnie said...

Really nice tops. You have been a busy lady..