From my favorite dictionary ~ a different definition, but familiar nonetheless!
Com*pan”ion, n. [F. compagnon, OF. compaing, fr. as assumed LL. companio (cf. companium fellowship, a mess), fr. L. com- + panis bread. See Pantry.]
4. [Cf. OSp. compa\’a4a an outhouse, office.] (Naut.) (a) A skylight on an upper deck with frames and sashes of various shapes, to admit light to a cabin or lower deck. (b) A wooden hood or penthouse covering the companion way; a companion hatch. Companion hatch (Naut.), a wooden porch over the entrance or staircase of the cabin. — Companion ladder (Naut.), the ladder by which officers ascend to, or descend from, the quarter-deck.
Syn. — Associate; comrade; mate; compeer; partner; ally; confederate; coadjutor; accomplice.
Great good friends Karen & Gary made a flying visit Saturday & Miss K brought an addition to my Australian art collection. These two do look happy together, don’t they!
It was pattern week last week, because I added several patterns to my stash. One I’d had & loved, one I’d been drooling over for a couple of years, and Karen brought a new-to-me blouse pattern, very similar to one I’d made in the deep, dark, distant past and wished I still had. This version doesn’t have bodice & sleeve cut as one piece, so much less fabric is needed. Yippee!
And the bonus book is the Simplicity 1979 book, which has excellent embroidery directions & styles. Might get some inspiration for the Metro Middy blouse. 😉