|Downtown Tucson-the city claims to be|
the lightning capital of the world :-)
I'm excited, busy, focused, tired, worried, proud, happy...we have sold our home here in Oregon (all but the signing, so I still am holding back a bit) and arranged for a moving company to do the heavy lifting for us. Big Nick will be shipped by a horse shipping company based here in southern Oregon, and Woodrow will enjoy his summer on green pastures before being shipped to us in September or October. Both boys will be with me!
I am sewing some lightweight dresses and becoming brutally realistic about my personal style in 115F. I know I'll need more light panties and bras, as I do not glow in a ladylike manner! My current wardrobe plan which included fitted dresses, cute shorts, and layered vests has been discarded until fall. For the summer monsoon season, cotton, linen, maybe a rayon blend in patterns which have few curve hugging areas will be used-I'm beginning to understand the appeal of the simple shift dress. I'm open to suggestions from those who have experienced these temperatures.
Currently on my sewing table is dress #2 from this pattern:
No sleeves, no tie (the tie is a fabric hog and I am using stash) and short. I also graded it up a bit in the midriff so I could have airflow. I will try to get some pictures-thanks for hanging in with me during this chaotic time in my life.
I am also putting together a little shift dress using the Scout tee pattern. Pictures...I know, I'll try.
oh, and I cut my hair so it is right below my ears. I think it will get even shorter once I can find a good salon in the city.
That's it: house bought, house sold, stuff moved, more stuff organized to move, arrangements for pets, plan for dr/meds/etc, house repairs for buyer, new 'do and some new wardrobe pieces, a plan for decorating and landscaping. Yep, I'm a little tired.