Hello from my sweet faced pansies.
I still have a few in bloom, but it is getting difficult these days,
what with the weather playing at Global Warming or some such:
Searing heat one day, hot wind, cold morning, rain, and that was just the past few days!
Black rose dress is finally finished.
Here she is with my new head-piece.
There is, after all, a rather important Race Meeting coming up in Australia next week.
I thought this dress was pretty.
I'll file that lace half-overlay idea away in the "to try sometime" basket.
Meantime, I am still working away on Vogue 8805.
I took fright when I reasoned that the loose linen weave would not stay firm without lining or an interfaced facing. I don't want to line it (too hot over summer) and a facing would show.
The solution: iron-on stay tape by Vilene.
Thank you, lovely lady at Scaffs, Indooroopilly...
I took the tape right down the kimono sleeve seam, too.
It works a treat.
The purple orchid given to me by the Art Gallery is back in bloom.
I love it!
Today was my last day guiding the wonderful Portrait of Spain Exhibition.
I had a hot chocolate, in honour of this little still life.
That is a copper hot chocolate maker at the back, and large chocolate pieces at the front, bottom right on their wrapping paper. Hooray for South America for sending chocolate out into the world in the 1500s.
I'll miss this fantastic walk through Spanish history, but as always, there are other excitements just around the corner.
Happy Halloween Everybody!