The third try was a success...I have had this interesting fabric for a couple of months and have spent a lot of time coming up with a pattern to use it with.
Shams bought some, too, and blogged about it here. I decided to use a
Cutting Line Design pattern, Artist in Motion. The fabric was difficult to sew, due to the big holes, but I was helped by Sham's post, Marcy's tips, above, and a review of the pattern by Terri K, wherein she added 6 inches to the length. After holding up the pattern to my body, I decided to do the same thing.
It's a fun piece, and perfect to jazz up an all black outfit.
One of the most exciting things to happen lately was THIS:
After 20 years of sweltering in the summer, and freezing in the winter in my studio, I now have heat AND AC! I wish I'd done it years ago. Oh, how luxurious!
We are off on Wednesday for 10 days in Costa Rica, to celebrate 40 years
of marriage...we are returning to the wonderful Bosque del Cabo where we took our children and grandchildren for my 70th birthday. Just the two of us...and how lucky we are to have found each other! I decided not to sew anything for the trip, as the ambiance is very casual. Having cleaned my closets a lot in the last year, I was short on linen, etc., so I bought some simple pants and tops
from Tender Treasures.
Of course, I have a few culinary triumphs to post about...still loving my Instant Pot!
This is Pork Carnitas, which provided two dinners, with leftovers to freeze for another night...served with warm tortillas, guacamole and salsa...yum!
This is Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken which we had last night and will have tonight, too as we watch Downton Abbey...
and last, but not least, an old favorite which I cooked on the stove/in the oven,
We're eating well!
We probably won't have internet in BdC, so I'll be back after our return!
I'm heading over to Visible Monday on Patti's blog...come visit the other Visibles, too! Thanks for hosting us, Patti.