We did most of our celebrating on Saturday, heading up to Scofield where friends have a home on the lake. We visit, drink, eat (too much), and finish off the evening sitting in their yard watching the fireworks over the lake. A really fun day!!
But I have also been spending lots of time in the studio. I made more card holder for DIL Marly--
I dyed a piece of silk I bought on my recent trip to Reno. I really had to think about what color to do, since the fabric wasn't white. I finally decided on a pastel green. I was really happy how it turned out. There's patterning, but it is subtle. It will make a gorgeous summer blouse.
I made a tee with some cotton knit I bought- a vibrant lime green. I think I have found my new favorite top pattern! Three pieces (front, back, and neckband), and two hours start to finish. Love it! The vee is deep, so if I want to wear it to work, I"ll just wear a cami under it.
I made some beaded jewelry- I've been wanting something in green. I think this necklace and earrings go great with the top!
And I am reconsidering finishing the lavender top I started last weekend. I think I can salvage it with some buttons to hold the gapping edges of the front. What do you think?
I will make the pattern again, but with a lighter weight knit, and something on the edge of the V to stabilize it. I've already got a hot pink cotton/lycra knit, and found some twill tape in my sewing stash. Maybe next weekend?
I've also got the white cotton/lycra knit I bought in Reno for a song. I'm thinking I'm going to parfait dye it in my favorite combination (gold, fuschia, purple) in pale tones, and make three of that first top with them. So I think I've already got my next weekend's projects planned!