Good morning. It really isn't a great weather forecast for today. More rain, what a surprise! Thankfully, tomorrow is supposed to be better so I think I'll save the bedding for then so I can get it out on the line. There's practically nothing nicer than getting into a bed with fresh, line dried bedding!
I finished the tunic top. Like a lot of clothes, it looks much better on me than on the hanger but here's a photo so you can get the idea. It's a super pattern and very adaptable. I could change the neck to a V neck, the sleeves could be any length really, gathered or not, with a cuff or not, with a frill and it could be longer or shorter. With a bit of a thought, it could be much longer as a dress of some kind. I do like an adaptable pattern, always have done. As it's made up, the sleeves are three quarter length and it covers my bum in length.
Standing back, the fabric has a definite pattern repeat to it so I've shown it close up as well.
When I make it again, I will make a proper neck facing. Most of it is just binding and a facing would be so much easier, I think, and sit better.
Sadly, personal training didn't happen as Lindsey messaged to say she wasn't feeling well. We've rescheduled for tomorrow morning, assuming she's better.
Jeff turned up and affected some temporary repairs on one of my back gates. It was pretty ropey anyway but the winds of a fortnight ago finished it off. He's going to get the necessary to do a proper job next time he comes and we discussed him giving the whole fence and shed a coating of paint (Cuprinol's Somerset Green) too. He's also going to pressure clean the back at some point and has given me a quote.
I'm so pleased to have found Jeff, he's worth his weight, he really is.
Today was almost free but now I'm off to Jackie's for coffee and a chat this morning as we have something to sort out (nothing bad). Later on this afternoon is some tuition and the evening is taken up with pottery.
The last candle holder should be ready and I have the ball candles although I might have said something very naughty the other day when I saw that Sainsburys has ball candles at about a third of the price of the ones I got online. Oh, well, the online ones are far better quality and they'll be used, I am sure. Thinking ahead, I will get some red ones before Chr*stm*s (apologies) as I dearly love my red Christmas candles.
I'll be carrying on with my oval dishes and I noticed that there's a mould for a straight sided rectangular dish so I might make a few of them too. The oval dishes need smoothing and finishing off so they can be fired for next week and then I can play with the glazes. I need to plan some patterns!
And I want to go through my paper patterns and and fabric stash and decide what to make next. That will be fun. Also, I want to start exploring the more complicated aspects of Mum's sewing machine.
Perhaps it WAS a more or less free day, but I've managed to fill it with some very nice things. It's going to be good and I hope your day is as well. xx