I am auditioning this outfit for a May visit with my 8th grade classmates, an annual event that I cherish. I wore it to lunch with some friends this week and got several compliments. I do like the color on me, the style is casual but accessorized nicely (thank you Chico's) but I think the proportion might be a little too long, even with my height. I'm wearing it with straight leg jeans but I think I might need skinny leg jeans to pull off the full oversized flowing fabric look and maybe a belt under the jacket to suggest that I still have a waist.
Right now sewing has taken a back seat to heavy duty work in the yard and flowerbeds. But I made sure to take some spring pictures since I am awestruck by how beautiful spring is. We haven't been here in the Mid Atlantic for early April in at least seven or eight years. On one hand I am exhausted by the amount of perennial dividing and transplanting we are doing in our many flowerbeds. But on the other hand it is a joy to see each day unfold with new buds and sprouts then blossoms and leaves appearing. Yesterday afternoon we took the dogs and visited the gorgeous Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore, a springtime treasure. Sherwood Gardens 80000 tulip neighborhood display Here's what their flower beds look like at the start of their most glorious season.
|Glad to be taking a break from our yardwork|
|Some modest tulips on display in our own garden|
|Lots of weeding to locate these Siberian iris around last summer's new fencing|
It's an epic historical novel of five families from Europe and the US and how the characters are caught up in the events of the time. This first book covers the period before, during and immediately after World War I. A large book in size and scope but very readable. It was disheartening, however, to understand that the very same political battles are being fought today, almost one hundred years later. I do recommend it and will tackle the second one later this year.
Now it's time to tackle that new sewing project, a Marcy Tilton jacket, something that's a departure from my usual fashion style. Let's give it a shot and see what we think.....