Friday at last! Three days without a 4 a.m. alarm going off. Oh - unless you have a cat that depends on it going off and they jump on the bed and "bark" (Tobey has a very odd almost barking sound when he is especially agitated) at you about 4:30 to let you know you missed getting up. "Mom, Mom, Dad, Dad! Wake up the alarm didn't go off! My breakfast is late!" - Sigh. A loudly yelled "Quit!" and the sound of a cat running quickly down the hall is heard. Ahhhhh silence. He means well - grin.
Tonite for dinner - Bok Choy of some kind. We have a big steel wok - just like they use in the authentic Asian restaurants and it makes fabulous stir fry. Set out some thin sliced beef and now need to find a recipe.
The heat is here at last. It hit 111 yesterday and at 10:30 a.m. it is now 104. Summer at last. In less than a month if this keeps up the river will be ready for swimming.
Are any of you interested in Pinterest? I have started putting pictures up to preserve them on the internet. Once I sell a pattern I delete it from my site and the picture isn't available. With rare stuff that is disappointing but I only have so much room. Pinterest allows the picture to last forever so that people can enjoy these awesome fashions. I am of course signed up as Out of the Ashes Collectibles
The sixties' at its finest - Spadea Y-3089 Sophisticated Wiggle Dress / ca. 1962. A bit of a "Marilyn" look to this tight dress and the collar is to die for. It's been a while since I've found some good and unused Spadea patterns.
What a change from the early 60's to early 70's! Simplicity 5970 Fashionable Hostess Jumpsuit & Vest 1973 - the wide "palazzo" style legs are classic. If you are interested in the Simplicity Look Slimmer Patterns that have a slenderizing style click on the link.
This "pantsuit" pattern reminds me so much of Laura Bush. The skirt is very nice too but a very complimentary jacket - Simplicity 6175 Career Maker Jacket, Skirt & Pants 1973
I have it in two sizes - Size 14 and Size 18.
The McCall's version of Look Slimmer patterns are the Pounds Thinner Patterns. Great looking bodice on this McCall's 3005 Eye Pleasing Dress or Tunic & Pants 1971
Just a good all around, anytime or anywhere, work or play: McCall's 4587 Shirt-Jacket or Shirt, Top, Skirt & Pants 1975. I have two with sizes 12 to 20.
I know this is a plain ole' summer pullover but it's also dang cute. I think the fact that it's now 110 degrees outside and I am staring at this sleeveless dress with pretty pastel flowers has something to do with the fascination - grin: Simplicity 5114 Sugar & Spice Sundress 1981