My goal recently has been to get through old projects. I’m really making a concerted effort at doing so as well as using existing fabric. It’s taken an extreme amount of willpower not to buy more fabric, but so far I’ve been mostly successful. Today I picked up a project which had been sitting for…Details
So today I didn’t quite follow the directions since I was still working on my pattern. I started by marking off 1.5″ from each side. Then I had to adjust the armholes. I used my French curve to draw the line from the existing shoulder to where the new armpit is. I did this because…Details
One more quick post for tonight. I made shrimp stir fry (ingredients are below although I don’t have a picture of the finished item) and shrimp dumplings, both from Cooks Illustrated recipes. The dumplings are above. I think they look great. They were a bit salty (I’d leave out the salt next time) and crunchy…Details
So I am following along with the Frock by Friday sew-along. This is a really easy dress we’re doing. A bit below my level. But I need an easy one in order to finish by Friday since I don’t typically have that much time during the week.
Ever since I heard about the “Frock by Friday” sew-alongs that Grosgrain Fabulous runs, I’ve wanted to join in. Unfortunately, last months fell at a bad time, but this month I think I might actually have time! The image above links to all the posts — the pattern, suggested fabrics — and I’ll be posting…Details
Saw this sign over a seafood restaurant outside the Empress. Thought it was amusing 🙂
After the gardens, Mom met Dad and me at the Empress hotel. It’s pretty hard to miss so I figured it was a good landmark. As luck would have it, given that Canada is basically like Europe, they do tea and the Empress had a fine tea service. Without too much convincing, Mom and Dad…Details
Our major stop in Victoria was Butchart Gardens. Jenny Butchart had these gardens built when she was bored while her husband was off making money from his quarry. Don’t blame here. Anyhow, she kinda went crazy and just kept making more and more gardens. They are impressive. She eventually turned the quarry itself into the…Details