As you can see from those trimmings on the left, although it’s still summer heat & humidity outside, have finally gotten a bit of local pottery to send off to my Aussie mate. . . for her Christmas gifty.
Can’t bring myself to ship them cold weather gear for their holiday gifts, knowing they usually are in the midst of a heat wave.
So I delay and do it during our summer. Which got delayed again this year because of the painting & window construction.
At least that’s what I’m telling meself!
So yesterday I spread out my 2+ yards of extra wide, wild & crazy fleece for mum’s “wrapping” poncho.
As she likes wild, crazy prints this was purchased specifically with her in mind, although I have grown rather fond of it, too.
As I’ve never met Sheila, I guess at her sizing… maybe my height (5’2″)? Maybe my width? (Cut a full 45″ wide piece.) And if it fits over my head, I know it fits over hers!
✂️✂️ After trimming off those edges, debating whether or not to try some sort of edging (not), voila ~ a poncho is born!
On another day I found the latest Threads magazine and decided to purchase. Beware: They list lots of things, but when you click the link, all you get is their advert to pay for some online thingey.
Here’s what I enjoyed…
- I do like the idea of those culottes, but NOT that front!
- Pantone Autumn colours are here! Which ones do you like??? I like green, red, brown, and that stunning blue… which reminds me of a cotton knit in stash… 😉
As a rare treat-to-self, they had copies of Scottish Life with a glorious Autumn-coloured cover for me to drool over!