Yesterday I took a walk before dinner to capture some blooms on camera. There are so many (I almost typed "on this roll") so I'll space them out over the next few posts.
Palo verde in bloom
Looking up through the common area with a Mexican Bird of Paradise in the foreground.
I have been sewing in anticipation of slow summer days and hot date nights. Below is V9067, both top and pants. The photo is from a review on PR in which I blast the top and praise the pants. Because I love the colorblocking, this top will be undergoing surgery to see if it can be saved. Loose is good, but this shape is almost weeple people territory.
This is a fast sew once it is cut out, but I caution new sewers to take their time. The bubbles have curved seams, which must be eased into the dress seams. Also, the gathers must be sewn at that time. I am not completely happy with the gathers and will probably unpick some and resew. I'll add details about changes I made when I review this. I think this is one of Marcy's best designs.
We have finished the back yard with 3/4 inch rock, and added some accent flowers in containers. Last night I was moving rocks in our dry riverbed and came across a visitor. My husband bravely captured it and relocated the little fella into the wash behind our house.
I hope everyone is enjoying spring and making lots of pretty things for their home, garden and self.