This morning there was only enough coffee for one cup.
Perhaps that is one explanantion for my dreamy day.
I did organize some sewing ideas and plans, and signed up for two classes on Craftsy. One is Beginning Serging: Machine Basics and Techniques (Amy Alan) and the other is Decorative Seams: Techniques and Finishes (Katrina Walker). I am looking forward to working through both of these classes. The Decorative Seams class is going to be fun and I have bought a few new presser feet to incorporate into what Katrina teaches. The serger class is something I just need. I have never operated a serger and don't have a sewing buddy close by for help. Theresa, of Camp Runamuck, would be happy to help me but she is visiting her folks right now.
Gardening took up the majority of my time today and I was able to clean up one side of the front yard. Perfect timing-I was sweeping the driveway when the thunder started. These two photos show most of that part of the front yard, with a small middle piece missing. My driveway is on the left and my neighbor uses the driveway on the right. The bare area near their driveway used to be be shaded by three ponderosa pines. I am still adjusting to their loss. The plant that looks dead on the upper left is Russian sage, and the other on the bottom right is chocolate or brown fennel. I'll photograph them when they bloom so you can see them.
I ended my day with a trip to the vet so little Nick could get his anal glands expressed. yuck. Did you know that dogs who don't clean themselves in that area are prone to build-up?
This is what I wore:
V8859 pants in a rayon blend
I haven't reviewed these and probably won't until I make some alterations. Both pieces are too big and I am not thrilled with the fit. I love the comfy feel however!
This is the front of V8876 and I am planning to work on the yoke and connecting front and back tonight. I think I am going to enjoy wearing the dress, and I am learning a lot through this pattern. I wish I had had the foresight to balance the blue flowers but it will be okay. It's just a dress, not rocket surgery.
I hope you all have had a good Monday, Mary