I finished a few summer riding blouses/tops this week. Today was finally warm enough to shed my long johns and here I am in Butterick 5493D. I really like the ruffle with this print and I like the overall fit of the blouse. I made some changes in the ruffle construction which resulted in a more subdued, flatter ruffle-I like that. I also added some length to the top and I think now it should be shorter. All in all, it's a great pattern.
We spent yesterday shopping for "swag", as Ross calls it. After donating, throwing away and giving so much of our stuff , we are left with lots and lots of empty space in our home.
We drove the 75 miles over the mountain to shop and have lunch.
|We followed the winding road out of town,|
|around the lake,|
|up the mountain along the major highway,|
|following chip trucks and|
|enjoying the view.|
|I love sharing my messy, creative life with you!|