Yeah!! My vests and coats were juried into the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour for August 7-9. I am very excited, but now I have to get to work making vests and coats. As much as possible I try and use recycled fabric. I have stacks of men's pants and coats and have been cutting them up for use in my princess cut pieces. I spent a couple of days grading patterns and making muslins. I have to get a friend to try on a couple of the muslins and make some adjustments. In the meantime, I have been cutting out those that I know the sizing works.
I now have a pile of vests to sew together. I am trying to cut two more out, then I will have 6 vests to begin sewing.
Here on Bainbridge Island, so far the weather is so very changeable. I awoke just after 5 AM and saw the wall in the hallway was awash with bright orange light of a sunrise. The dark days of winter have been replaced with a sun that appears at 4:40 AM and sets near 9PM now, although it is light around 4AM and stays light until well after 9 PM. I have been told in the summer it will stay light until 10 PM. I now have to put the shades down in our room if I have any hope of sleeping past 5 AM. When I got up at 7 to get the kids ready for school, this is the view that greeted me. The sun was gone to be replaced by a thick marine layer.
The interior of the island was bright and sunny this morning, and it was VERY warm in the sun. It is funny here how it can be 65 degrees air temperature, but in the sun it feels very HOT. I am not sure why but the sun is so intense here, so much more so than in Virginia.
Here is the midday view. You can just see the tops of the hills in the suburbs of Seattle across the fog-filled Puget Sound. I never get tired of looking out the window.
Now, I have to warm up my tea and get back to cutting out my coats and vests!