Saturday, July 9, 2011

I cut the pattern but got sidetrackedby Fort Caroline was calling my name today.  As I cut out the pattern I decided to take time to get outside.  I drove to Fort Caroline and enjoyed a nature walk.

 I had to record the sound's of nature, I hope you enjoy them.

 The history in this place is wonderful.  There is everything from the French and Spanish fighting to religious persicution.  The Native Americans were the support that made this possible.
 To think that in the 1500's France wanted some of the riches that Spain had gotten from trade. 
 La Caroline was the first permanent claim in North America that France attempted.  This commercial venture  along with religious conflict  led Admiral Gaspard de Coligny to propose the the crown  to make this a Huguenots colony.

 As you can see I also enjoyed the wildlife.

The Spanish pond was across the street from Fort Caroline.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Skirt on the way to the Women's Shelter

 Before I started a new project I had to finish one that I started about a year ago.  It was all done except the hem.  I don't know why I put it away without finishing it.  When I talked to my daughter she said because she had gone to New Zealand and when she came home it didn't fit anymore.  She is now a size two.
Now I suppose it will go to the local Women's Shelter.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

skirt not easy

Today I made a skirt for my daughter. 
The problem was that she asked me to put elastic in the waist instead of a zipper.
I believe she asked this because I have always said I don't do zippers.  The pattern was a pleated skirt so I went up two sizes from her size and added a waist band. 

 The skirt is abut one size smaller since I left the zipper out and put in elastic.
Now I must find a way to fix the problem.

    This is a sheer fabric with a liner.  I am afraid that if I work the fabric much more it will develop a run.