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
and another night was Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango
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!