Saturday, July 14, 2007
Postcards from Michigan: Having fun, wish you were here
Yellow watermelon. Verdict? Not as sweet or full of flavor as regular watermelon; it tastes a bit like a cross between cucumber and watermelon, in my opinion. But it looks pretty with wildflowers.
We are enjoying ourselves during our time away. My Mom stopped by for a couple of days, and Todd's parents will be with us this week. We're hoping that Todd will join us after a week in Tokyo. By the way, does anyone have any suggestions for a crafty/fabric shop where I should send him while he's there? He won't have much time, but I might be able to convince him to make one stop for me.
I came across this dress in the Garnet Hill catalog the other day. It looks like I'm not the only one working with multiple prints and wrap-style empire-waisted dresses, hmm? But they managed to iron their dress before photographing it, and my dress would still be un-photographed if I had insisted on pressing beforehand. Isn't it strange that I'm such a stickler for pressing when I sew, but you'd never even guess that I own an iron afterwards? I was so happy to open a recent J. Crew order and discover that everything inside was intentionally rumpled; it was a perfect justification to just keep wearing things straight out of the drier. (Or off the line, now that I can enjoy air-dried clothes for a little while. There's nothing better than line-dried clothing!)
And I promised you a report on thrifting: so far we've found some terrific 60's and 70's printed sheets, some that remind me of the ones Alicia used in her vintage sheet bookbags, but not much in the way of fabric. I think I'll hit some garage sales next weekend, and maybe the local antique shops.
I think maybe next week I'll send you some photo postcards. See you soon!