I am joining Elizabeth and friends for the weekly post on what I am sewing, and reading.
I haven't had a chance to sit at the machine since before last week when that storm blew through the Midwest. I have, however, done some hand sewing. I have also enjoyed the fruits of my labor by wearing some of the things I made earlier in the summer. I had this blouse out earlier today for ironing and snapped a picture of it. I like this pattern, though the neck is a little wide for me. Next time I will cut the yoke a little shorter and the arm a little wider to compensate (and hopefully that will all go well). I may see if I can find some nice ribbon to sew around the neck of this one to bridge the gap a bit. I dislike always trying to keep the edges of my bra strap covered. The fabric is also Lisette and I really like it because it is so light.
I have also been enjoying wearing the skirts that I made (from this pattern), using some more of the Lisette fabric. It's so nice to wear a skirt in the summer -- so much cooler than crops or even shorts. I cut them very long for modesty (and so my bad veins don't show) but even long, they are cooler than pants.
Today I was working on a scapular, enjoying sitting after standing a lot in the last two days (my feet hurt so badly I can hardly walk! I pulled out my wool Haflingers they felt so bad), and enjoying the nice cool air conditioning. I started Helen Keller In Love this morning on my iPhone. It is a novel, based on a supposed relationship Helen had with a man who was her assistant after Anne Sullivan became ill. It starts out rather risqué, with Helen's supposed memories and/or imaginings of a love affair, so I am not certain I will end up finishing it. I am not really a prude but it's rather odd thinking of Helen Keller in a racy romance novel. Poor Helen.