Here is my new Koos jacket, V1277...
I was inspired by my dear Paris traveling companion, Ruth, who was wearing this magnificent jacket the day I met her...
I used only stash fabrics for this, sticking to black, gray and silver
(in great number in my fabrics). The primary fabric, a black and gray parallelogram taffeta, was from Marcy Tilton,
Here it is on Ethyl, my dress form , where you can get a better idea of the fabrics I chose.
This was one of the more time-consuming projects I've taken on recently, due to the piecing, and to the making and applying of miles and miles of striped silk bias tape, but I enjoyed it, slowing down and listening to my Audible books. I listened to LaRose, by Louise Erdrich, and the first three of the Tana French Dublin Murder Squad books, In the Woods, The Likeness and Faithful Place...loved them all! I'm on #4 now.
Despite all the work involved, I enjoyed it so much that I am working on ANOTHER Koos jacket, a different pattern, which I will show you next time.
The weather here has been all over the map, and one morning recently, I went back in the house for another layer...and found a coat I had bought in Paris, had
put in my coat closet, and FORGOT ABOUT!!! I'm afraid that may be a sign that
I have too many clothes😜. Here is the coat:
It's by Lauren Vidal. It was in the window of the LV store which Shams and I passed on the way to a fabric store with the group. When we were finished, we whipped back to the store and I bought the coat immediately. It is gray felted wool with an irregular black splotchy design. The inside is quilted silk, and it is piped with silver leather. YUM!
This was a tasty barley and vegetable bowl, topped by expertly poached eggs
THIS gorgeous arrangement was a surprise from SIL David. Among the orchids and roses are half a dozen highly fragrant lilies...Over a week later, they are still perfuming the dining room! Thanks, David! You know how to impress your MIL!!!
We enjoyed their visit...we took a picnic lunch up the mountain one day, flew their friends's drone.
The deconstuction I mentioned is the frightening amount of work we are having done for a serious termite infestation. Among other things, our very large deck has to be replaced, and while they were working, they found some dry rot...
It actually makes a lovely abstract painting, but it has to be repaired...😟
I was honored to be the subject of an article in our local paper recently...
Here's a link to a readable page if you're so inclined...it's on page 14.
Our Teddy boy is doing well; he's learning some new hand signals and goes to
doggy day care twice a week; he comes home EXHAUSTED from playing with the big guys, which is such a help!
One last picture before I go to roast a chicken for dinner...
Dave came in from collecting the eggs the other afternoon and showed me this...it must be a first attempt by one of our new hens. Back to the drawing board, Henny-Penny!
I am traveling over to Patti's Visible Monday today...come admire the Visible