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Sunday, August 25, 2013

AWOL, MIA, PLAYING HOOKY...

Did you miss me? I was busy with my WWWWW#3 last weekend, and while there were lots of things accomplished getting our place ready for the wedding, 
there was no sewing and I took the week off, blog-wise.



Here are the girls...



and here are the boys...lots of heavy-duty work, from post hole digging to
lots of pruning




tools were used

handsome men were put to work

magical spaces were readied

pool breaks were taken


and over it all, Sarah ("The Boss") cracked her whip and aimed her glue gun with charming insouciance...

My job was to feed these wonderful workers...


Table set for breakfast...


Breakfast (compliments of Dave)...


Dinner one night was Salmon Steaks with Chraimeh Sauce





both from the cookbook Jerusalem, mentioned last week. Yummy!



and a French Prune Crumble to take advantage of more of our lovely harvest.

Since no sewing was done, I decided to show you two of my recent eBay scores...


This is a very interesting, very lightweight shirt/jacket from babettesf, one of my favorite designers. The fabric is "unknown", is sheer, black and white, and perfect as a topper in our warm evenings. (check out the zebra-stencilled calf- hair wedges...)
Me 'n The EUC!

The onyx and crystal beads are a collection I've amassed (mainly from eBay and Ruby Lane) over the years...


and THIS was a major score...a hand-dyed asymmetrical shibori jacket
from Doshi, wool crepe lined with silk...these jackets are WAY out of my
price range, but I found one on eBay and pounced...and got it for about
20% of the retail price.


and there's that dog again! Can you tell I'm one of the Queens of eBay?

I'm showing up for Visible Monday at Patti's Blog, Not Dead Yet Style, so come on over to see the beauteous women!

My good friend Sharon, from Communing with Fabric, and I are doing another little sewing challenge, using the same fabric which she graciously found for us at Fabrix, one of her local stores. I can't tell you how much fun it is (and what a drain on my credit card) when Sharon hits Fabrix on a good day...luckily, she has exquisite taste and knows what I like only too well...I am temporarily side-tracked as I wait for a couple of zippers...but keep checking, we'll show our goodies as soon as we can!

TTYL...





53 comments:

  1. I love your red jacket!! Both looks are great and those salmon steaks now have me hungry!!

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    1. Thank you, Pam...you won't believe how good that sauce is!

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  2. Wowee, those workers are treated to resort-like fare!! But it looks like they sure earn it! I loooove your new acquisitions!!

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  3. Wonderful new purchases, Margy - love the red jacket! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  4. Everything looks wonderful. Love the red jacket, too, my fave color!

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  5. Love the ebay scores--the red jacket is gorgeous! I love your style!

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  6. Have I ever told you how much I love your hair and glasses?!?!?!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa...and congratulations!

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  7. I love that red jacket.It looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you, Diana...I love it, too!

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  8. wow you are keeping those guys busy there, but by the look of the food on offer I am sure they are more than happy. Love love love your ebay purchases and as usual you look fantastic in them all.
    Look forward to seeing your's and Sharon's makes soon.

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    1. Thanks, Pauline! I hope you don't have any more trees crashing down on you!

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  9. You are gorgeous. The food looks great, too!

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    1. Thank you, Rockthesilver...and welcome to my blog!

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  10. I cannot believe what you found on eBay!!! They are both gorgeous.
    I've almost finished your travel vest and will send a photo, but I've never posted a photo before so I'll have to figure that out!
    Since we are disecting your wardrobe, are the black tie-up shoes from Trippen?
    Barbara (Bellesews)

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    1. Thanks, Barbara...I can't wait to see your vest!

      The lace up booties are by ECCO...there's a picture of them on my "SHOOZ" page...

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  11. Glad to finally meet the QUEEN of eBay! I am currently just a princess but aspire to be like the Queen. :) Love your shoes and your style. xo

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    1. Thanks, Gabriala! I would love to share the throne...

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  12. Visiting from Patti's
    Yes you are an E-bay queen, love that!
    And i will try the Soba, mango recipe looks so good!

    Ariane xo

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    1. Thanks, Ariane...welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy the Soba dish...

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  13. Lovely outfits. Wonderful pictures.

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  14. Great finds! I love that Babette jacket on you.

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  15. Thanks, une femme...nice to see you here!

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  16. Oh that red jacket is the score of the year. And that eggplant recipe just got added to my vege meal bookmark file.

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    1. Thank you, Jane...you will LOVE that eggplant recipe...I'm making it again tomorrow night!

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  17. Margy, thank you for sharing all the deliciousness!! The food, location, and wonderful fabrics make me giddy with appreciation. XXOO

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  18. I love the photos of the "kids", and all the wedding prep. You look great in your eBay scores. Love the shoes!!

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  19. Those shoes - I covet them! What a delightful peep into your life; great clothes, great style, happy workers (and why not with such delicious food!) I do so enjoy celebrations of life shared in Blogland.

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    1. Thank you! It is so much fun to see how each of us lives, isn't it!

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  20. You look so beautiful. Both of your ebay purchases are lovely.

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  21. I am a sucker for jewelry. I love how you piled on the necklaces. Your outfit and accessories are perfect.

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    1. Thanks, Zalina...I don't know the phrase "too much"!

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  22. I've a crush on the first fabric, but am in complete love/lust with the cut of the red jacket. I need asymmetricality in my life most of the time, but rarely make it happen. I especially admire how the bottom of the jacket doesn't just square off, but carries the angle clear across you hip. Yummmm. You look beautiful.
    And I'm not generally a fan of brogues, but your patent leather shoes have made me a fan.
    Looks like it will be a completely lovely wedding.

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  23. I love to see your style - so inspiring!! Hey - Doshi lives up the street from me and has workshops once in a while - She has the coolest studio!! Let me know if you would like to come to one (No. San Diego Co). I would be happy to squire you around - the train from Santa Barbara is pretty fun.....

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    1. ooooh, Sheila, that is SO tempting!

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  24. A year too late and a dollar short............ Just sent you my best jeans advice to a post dated August 28, 2012. Got lost in your fabulous creations, I guess. I am sure you have the problem sorted by now, but it was written with admiration.

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    1. HAHAHA! Advice is always worthwhile, even if it's a year late! Thanks, JdeV!

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  25. The Doshi piece is amazing. I've been drooling on my keyboard for quite some time now, whenever Santa Fe Weavers Guild posts a design or two. Yours may be one of my all-time favorites. Nice score!

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    1. Thank you, Martha...I salivate regularly over Doshi pieces....

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  26. Margy another ever so inspiring post! You are once again the epitome of not only chic fashions, but artistic lifestyle as well. I so enjoy visiting your blog and getting a glimpse into your life, in on of my very favorite towns!

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    1. Thank you, Tamera...I love having you visit!

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  27. New to your blog. Linked from Not Dead Yet Style. Love the fabrics you're wearing. They're different and fun. I'm a homesick native Californian living in New Hampshire. I've kept my parents' home in Vandenburg Village and hope to live there one day. I take it the photos are on your land in Los Olivos? I read a witty blogger,injaynesworld, who lives in Santa Ynez.

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    1. Welcome to the blog, California Girl! I hope you can move back to CA soon! I actually am acquainted with Jayne of JaynesWorld...this is a small valley we live in!

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  28. Loved both jackets and the salmon looked wonderful, we are blessed that hubbs brings home 100+ pounds from his Canadian fishing mecca every summer! Your girls look like they have a great time together! Oh how I miss spending time in Simi Valley with my Grandparents when I was a girl, My Gramm's loved the balmy fresh weather!

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