Thursday, April 13, 2017

Brown and White

This is my final, for now, version of Butterick 6328. It began its life as a shower curtain and it has attained so much more. I've always liked brown and white together since I was a little girl.

When I was 10, I was wearing my favorite jumper, it was brown and white, when I broke my arm. It was a nasty, gnarly compound fracture. The jumper had big white buttons on the shoulders they could've easily unbuttoned to take it off but instead they cut it off. I was so sad because loved it so much. I guess the doctors knew what they were doing but I've never gotten over it. Not that it would still fit or anything.

I spent an entire month in the hospital and had the time of my life. My own TV, I got to pick out my own food, brothers and sisters not allowed to visit, my uncle Pete brought me chewing gum and books. The only drawbacks were the traction and the bedpan. But I thought it was really fun to be away from home.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Suit

Dear readers, his cardigan is my last go around, for now, with Simplicity 2474. I made my favorite TNT skirt to go with Butterick 5539. I bought this fabric several years ago at Fields in Grand Rapids and it has aged quite nicely in my horde.

I've got lots of new things to show you and hope to have time to post them all before the weekend.

It seems to finally be spring here in Michigan! I hope it's as beautiful wherever you are as it is here right now. See you soon.