I’ve been silent for far too long. Ha ha!
Here’s what’s been happening in my 2017 so far.
The Good Book Club is reading
I have been working on my “book themed”outfit, and i feel it is close enough to “finished” to share . I’m basting it off the character in the novel Jeanne Duval,the lover of the main character, Charles Baudelaire. It’s based on a true story. Baudelaire was breaking the rules and writing poetry people were not used to. Edouard Manet had painted Jeanne Duval and it hangs in the Budapest National Gallery now. You can find it in goggle easily enough.
She was race-y ……all about the cleavage …
I won’t reveal my score untill we have our meeting….in the mean time….
Just the rolled hems to do. A little pressing etc.
Excuse the paper jewelry…that was for Flickr which I have decided to return to for a 365 ….a photo a day for the year 2017. I’m in a group called ” we’re here” which invades groups that are not very active. We join these groups and post our photographs. It’s very helpful for people doing a 365 of any kind. You end up doing some wacko things, like zippers in your mouth, but it’s also super fun!
Dont you just love my cane? I found it on line for a resonable price…..there is a walking cane mentioned often in the story which caused me to do a little research. They were used as fashion accessories , and some had hidden weapons, like a blade. Once they were mass produced, they fell out of fashion. They should bring them back!
On the knitting end of things
I’m a little stuck on the collar. I’ve ripped it back twice now. This pattern seems to give information, just for the sake of information, and it’s not really instruction…? I think I have it almost figured out….we shall see.
It makes me feel like this
But….whatever, I’ll keep working on it ….especially now that I have the themed outfit almost done.
I used this pattern, (mc calls 6770 ) which I used when I made my cousin debbie this costume to wear to a tea party.I made another in pink for me….here’s Debbie
I cut the flounce on the skirt shorter , which really modernized it I thought. …and again used the t-shirt pattern for my top.
I do believe I’ve hacked that pattern up…too much and I’ll have to buy another. It has served me well.
And that pretty much brings me up to date.
hope your year is off to a great start.
Till we chat again.
Joyce All photographs taken by author unless otherwise stated.