like this lovely rose in a neighbors yard, seen early Saturday morning whilst on the way to the farmers market...
The windowscreens here at Acorn Cottage get just filthy, (probably because pulling outdoor air in brings along all the city dust in the air), and it is always a challenge to remove them for washing. The brittle little plastic tabs intended as "handles" break off. Nonetheless, the bedroom screen that intersects the bedroom fan must needs washed, as I couldn't stop coughing last night. Hopefully this mornings messy interlude between the bathtub, the scrub brush, the shower spray hose and me will prove fruitful, although alas will not multiply without further effort on my part...
My bright popover dress is basically completed, save adding capacious patch pockets, and I wanted to try it on and get a sense of how it looks...
What I also discovered, via the magic of self timer photo, is how uneven the hemline remains, despite my efforts to level it. The way the dress dips down in the side front is partially caused by movement and the slippy/drapey nature of the fabric, but also, I suspect, that my shoulders are not entirely symmetrical in either shape or slope. Fortunately I had not yet finished the hemline, so a bit more trimming will smooth that line out nicely before I do the last of the finish work.
Just a note to self, for future reference, that I might be getting a toothache... the back of my mouth feels odd, right around the area where I had a cracked tooth six years ago. Perhaps the repairs they did then only lasted until now, and my decrepitude is increasing...
July SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||wool apron dress||planted tarragon||yard waste bin|
|2||large border block||LED light shield||venetian blind|
|3||Thora mousie block||harvested garlic||bag to Goodwill|
|4||interstitial block ||garlic braided||paper recycling|
|5||pie block||soapdish||bag to Goodwill|
|6||mini pallet||indigo popover seams||bag to Goodwill|
|7||3M enamel||washed 1 screen||bag to Goodwill|
|8||bright popover dress||x||bag to Goodwill|
|9||x ||x||bag to Goodwill|