Sunday, May 3, 2015

letting go of a few more patterns

The 3 patterns claimed last week flew off to their new owners and I have continued my sorting.  You might know that I moved into a Tucson townhouse last year...after living for 30 years in the same house "up north".  My sewing studio was a finished room in the basement with lots of space.  I am now challenged to keep everything in a much smaller space.


Here are some patterns which I know I won't be making as it is just the wrong climate for these jackets.  


B5958 OOP
sizes 6-14
uncut











B5994 OOP
sizes 8-16
uncut
CLAIMED








If you would like either of these, just let me know in the comment section.  Make sure I can contact you via email so you can give me your address.  Thank you so much!

In other news, my brother Jim lives just north of me in Phoenix (actually Sun City) and runs the family business.  He and my SIL Nancy are visiting today, partly to see the new house and partly to trade cars with one of my nieces.   Nancy is an avid quilter and I keep trying to get her to sew garments, as she tries to get me to quilt.  I need to find a nearby restaurant for lunch-my brother is a vegetarian and my SIL is gluten intolerant.   Maybe soup at Beyond Bread?  

Happy Sunday,
Mary

14 comments:

  1. ooh that katherine tilton is so cute and would look wonderful on you! i understand about making room, but i got such a nice picture in my mind :)

    Happy Sunday to you too! i love your outfit in that pic, the blue with the beaded sandals just makes it wow.

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    1. yes, I love that pattern too. I just know it won't get worn but 1 or 2 times a year. Those sandals were a gift from my husband years and years ago. He has great taste in shoes and jewelry. Lucky me.

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  2. Hi Mary! This may seem random but I still have restaurant recommendations from an AZ friend of mine. I went to Tuscon in 2012 for a week long work thing, and these were the recommendations she gave me with her notes (though I don't know if any are GF or not):

    "Cafe Poca Cosa (or Little Poca Cosa): great Mexican food (though not your standard Mexican fare), but a tad pricey
    The Blue Willow: excellent vegetarian food (though they have meat dishes as well), overall extremely tasty
    Beyond Bread: yummy, yummy sandwiches
    Ghinis French Cafe: delicious breakfast foods + bakery
    China Phoenix (off Oracle & Ina, which makes it a bit far out): dim sum (but only on Sat/Sun)"

    So Beyond Bread was on her list!

    I went to Ghinis French Cafe twice and Cafe Poca Cosa and The Blue Willow each once during my stay, and I can recommend all three!

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    1. Hi Kyle, I have been to Cafe Poca Cosa and Ghini's---loved both. I have yet to try the Blue Willow. Thanks for the recommendations.

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  3. There's a gluten free restaurant about a block or two south of Rudasill Road on Oracle (west side of road). (The paint job has lime green in it.) Think the name has the word "girls" in it and I also think it's a bakery too. (My group ate there last month but I missed the occasion.) A vegan restaurant is on Campbell between Ft. Lowell and Glenn. It's on the east side in the Campbell Plaza shopping center. It's next door to Opa Greek Restaurant (which I highly recommend and which I think also has gluten free choices--but check).

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    1. oh, thank you so much! I will make a note on Google Maps.

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  4. I just ate at Panera in Tualatin. Not sure if the chain extends into Arizona. They had lots of choices for someone with lots of food sensitivities.

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    1. I think we have this restaurant in Tucson...I know it is in Phoenix.

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  5. Hi Mary:
    If it's not been taken, I'd like the katherine tilton pattern. I've a piece of coating that could work and I like the style. I can be e-mailed at jodiekachkar(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks!

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  6. Yes, you live in a very different climate now, and I suspect a very different lifestyle in this part of the world.

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  7. I guess climate change has influenced your choices in patterns. How big an influence has EYS been? Or it's it just that over time you have refined your tastes? Obviously, too, being challenged for space is a huge consideration. My mother (87 and severely visually impaired, mobility problems) recently started to buy a flat more appropriate than her current house in many ways but dropped out partly because the move to a much smaller space would necessitate getting rid of so much; it also required too much done to it and she would lose her garden. On the other hand, clearing can be so therapeutic and 'lightening'

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  8. Sounds like a fun, enjoyable time with your family! Love your hair! :)

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  9. Ooh Mary You sounded so Yorkshire when you said "Up North" a common phrase amongst yorkshire folk, my part of the world. But alas, Tuscan and Yorkshire, UK are worlds apart. Loving the hair cut , Im at the hairdressers tomorrow, your bob looks so tempting, I haven't had a bob for years.

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