Sunday, September 4, 2011

Blackberry Pie and Sewing

My labor day weekend has officially begun and since Tom is on a 48, I think a little sewing is in order! I have minimal work left to finish the other two Vogue 1250 (that will make the total up to 3 Gaylen) and I have plans to modify the pattern to add some sleeves. Doesn't this dress look suspiciously like V1250 with sleeves? I stumbled upon it from Life Happens Be Positive .  Seriously makes me happy that I sew when I see prices like that for a simple knit dress. Anywho, I do need to make dessert for dinner tonight, as Vinnie is bringing steaks for the bbq. Since the blackberries are ripe, I think I will go pick a bucket and make a pie or cobbler. Blackberries grow like a weed in Oregon and sometimes are a nuisance. Tom usually sprays to keep them from taking over the property, but he always leaves me some so I can make some pies or jam if we are running low. I made my broccoli salad and the mandarin orange salad last night. I use nuts in the salad and had to go to the market to get some. Tom requested pecans rather than walnuts, so I took out a loan and bought some! Seriously, nuts are expensive! Even on sale they were very dear! The prices of things just keeps getting higher. I am so blessed to be comfortable financially, but what about the folks that are struggling to get by? We had tough times starting out, but it seems like it's even harder now for folks. Sad. Well, I better get out and pick those berries before the sun really goes to town and it gets hot. Hope you are all having a great holiday...be safe...

2 comments:

gMarie said...

I have my first almost done in the solid. It needs some help. The back is just a smidge too wide, and the darts that create the side seams do not work with my shape, I need to smooth those out and curve them differently. But I already have a couple prints ready to go next.

Best part - JB Loves the style. g

Sewfast said...

It's always great when Mr. Man likes the style...I wonder how it would work if you continued the dart on down so it makes a side seam? Maybe take the seam in a little deeper through the top and then tapered it out down through the hem? I think a print hides the dart bump better than a solid would.