It's raining in Brisbane!!
And it has been for most of the day, with some quite heavy showers.
The flowers must be as happy as we are, especially as it is forecast to last for another couple of days.
I went for my walk between showers - or so I thought. When I was at the furthest point from home, the heavens opened, there was a strong wind, and my umbrella was useless. I stood under a tree for a while, but was absolutely drenched.
And I didn't mind a bit!
A perfect prelude to Noah, Russell Crowe's new movie, which opens here tomorrow. It looks exciting in the previews.
We needed some new lamp shades, and you know where my mind is these days. Target's $15 shades seemed just right...
and a cushion likes company..
This fern came from Dad's old house. Somehow I have kept it alive while so much has died on me this year; no doubt it will enjoy the rain too.
In sewing news, I have not been idle, just a bit slow lately.
I finished V1385, a new Vogue top, in the lilac linen I bought in Sydney last year. It fits well, and I think we'll have a nice time together.
I fiddled around for ages with the very popular V1247 top, and made a wearable muslin from some bright stuff in the stash:
I might make it in something a little classier some time in the future - like next Summer?
I wanted to do a trial of Burda 7646, a simple V-neck tee with extended shoulders, intended for knits only.
I used some leftover jersey pieces - there was just enough leopard for a front, and plain black for the back.
Having proved I like the relaxed shape, I want to try it as a silk dress.
But meantime, I have cut out a black fine cotton lawn shirt from the Ralph Lauren Vogue career pattern 2136 of 1988, which I found in the Antique Centre:
I want this shirt for travel, so am hoping for a quick, easy sew.
Yay for rain!!