this ‘n that

yes? no? might be a good combo??

yes? no? might be good linen combos??

Gray (ey?) Friday over here, and as we’ve had sunshine for endless days, but no rain, let’s hope we get some liquid to refresh the landscape.

Just have a couple minutes but wanted to get these bits of info out, in case anyone wants to try getting some fabric from Paron’s before they close Sunday.

W-H-A-A-A-T???

Yep. That glorious store in NYC’s old garment district is closing. Read Peter‘s post, which I just read (thank you for sending, Robyn!)

Another disappointment: BBC has lost The Great British Bake Off ~ it’s going to another channel. But we in the U.S. should still see 2-3 seasons of the original, as we’re sooo far behind.

Can’t end a Friday post on such a downer…

So, let’s add

C-O-L-OR:

Autumn’s Pantone’s Fashion Color Report is out:

“A Unity of Strength, Confidence, and Complexity”

In my order of must-have-some, from first to last:

Potter’s Clay (where can I get lipstick that colour???)

Spicy Mustard

Aurora Red

Riverside (blue)

(And when will it finally get cool here? 😲)

(Edited to replace numbers that wouldn’t centre with dots that will, at least in Preview mode. Grr.)

(No. Those don’t either. Double GRRRRRR)

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23 thoughts on “this ‘n that

  1. jendavismiller

    Oh, I got hooked on the Baking Bee last week, my cousin will be sad to see it go, too, no doubt. I love your linen combination! Love the Cedar, Clay, Red and Taupe – hmmm a bang-up combo. 😉

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    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Thank you, and welcome home!
      These are your colours, too. Hope you’ll have fun with them. Dying to hear & see all about your time in Wales, and your meet-up with Ali. Such fun! Hope you had time to relax and de-stress. xx

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    2. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Meant to thank you for letting me know about the linen combos. Am thinkink the pattern should be a blouse, with the solid (heavier weight) should be trousers or long skirt. And the two light colours might combine in a tunic, for variety? Still cogitating…

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  2. tialys

    There is a bit of national mourning going on in the U.K. about Bake Off. Apparently, it’s the only program that appeals to both the under 35s and the over 35s in equal measure so I suppose it was only a matter of time until a commercial channel got their hands on it. However, with the loss of Mel and Sue and having to have commercial breaks, it won’t be the same anyway so I’m pretty sure the audience figures won’t be sustained in any case.

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    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Thank you for such details. Didn’t realise the audience was so wide spread. Am very sorry to see such an abrupt, divisive change.
      Over here it’s retitled, and plays via some Public Broadcasting Service (over 50% publicly funded) affiliates, thus seen by a minority of Americans. PBS is the only national entity similar to BBC, carrying many British imports, as well as U.S.-produced programming.
      Thus, there probably won’t be mourning over here, except by those of us who’ve managed to see a bit of it.

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    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      Didn’t know you had P.R. over there… you’re right – we’re even! Hope you can get to NYC whilst there are still stores in what used to be the Garment District. Here’s a recent review from Shams, who lives in San Francisco area but was over on business:
      http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2016/08/new-york-city-part-1.html

      http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2016/08/new-york-city-part-2-museums.html

      http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2016/08/new-york-city-part-3-international.html

      http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2016/08/new-york-city-part-4-fabric-and-trim.html

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