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Sunday, August 11, 2013


I had hoped to post my new sewing project tonight, but IT DIDN'T BEHAVE and I'm not quite finished.

So...on Friday, Dave and I drove to Ventura to meet up with Bride2B and dear friend Sarah, who is IN CHARGE and whipping us all into shape. Thank god for the Sarah's in our lives, who take charge and make things happen! 

The next (pre) Wedding Weekend Workshop of Wildly Wacky Workers is set for this coming weekend...5 or 6 Wonderful people will come for the weekend to help us prepare for October 5th... I am busy trying out new recipes to feed these hungry workers...my current culinary obsessions revolve around the cookbooks of Yotam Ottolenghi, Plenty and Jerusalem; I brought back some ingredients from Iran, and I am finally getting to use them! These Middle Eastern recipes are startling in their unusual (to us) flavors and I am entranced. Dave and I had Chicken with Carmelized Onion and Cardamom Rice tonight, and it was outstanding!

For our trip to meet "the girls" in Ventura, I wore my KO black linen jacket, but worn open over a striped shell with coated denim NYDJ jeans...

and a bunch of silver and black necklaces...

The bead necklaces are vintage from eBay, and the charm necklace I made in a workshop with Nina Bagley several years ago.

I'm showing up on Patti at Not Dead Yet's Visible Monday...come visit and see some Very Visible women!

Talk to you later...


  1. Margy my daughter is embroiled in preparations as one of the bridesmaids for her friend's wedding..Is it my imagination that weddings are more difficult to organize than in times gone past?
    Your outfit looks fabulous!

  2. Fabulous, Margy! The entire outfit is wonderful, but you are the Accessories Queen! I love love the vintage necklaces combined with your gorgeous charm necklace!!!!

  3. Wonderful outfit, Margie. Love the jewelry.

  4. Well dinner sure looks delicious. Cardamon scented rice sounds heavenly. You are looking very chic as always Margy. Can't wait to see your next project.

  5. You look lovely. I am always excited to see posts of your projects. You are truly so talented.

  6. Mmm, food sounds yummy. You look gorgeous as always!

  7. The food and the outfit all look fabulous, Margie. Wonderful collection of necklaces! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

  8. and did you go somewhere great in Ventura? i'll bet you wowed them...

  9. hi, this is my first time here, I think. I am quite certain I would remember you. Great necklaces. I am not a necklace person, more a bracelet gal. I have to much in the boobage area to be super comfy in a statement necklace. I do scarves instead. They feel lighter anyway. LOL I'm $51 over at Visual Monday, do drop in!

  10. Delicious sounding food and beautiful accessories!! Right up my alley. I love the tunic you made in the previous post too. The fabric is spectacular. It's so true that the illustrations on patterns can be so uninspiring. Your vision is outstanding. XXOO

  11. Haa, "it didn't behave" is the story of my sewing life! I was fine making outfits for my daughters when they were small but attempts at my own clothes were so often not quite right. I am most impressed by your skill. I have a closet full of old patterns but these days can hardly thread a needle!

  12. My dear I am more intrigued with your life and style... with every post I read.