It's been a very productive morning here. I am enjoying a quick iced tea break before I head in early to work for my massage with Laurie (Heavenly!) and then begin my shift. What a great way to start a work day, don't you think? I got up this morning and did a bunch of computer updates. While the computer was busy doing it's thing, I cleaned the desk up. Much overdue task...while working on that, I baked some zucchini bread mini loaves for hunting season. Super nice for the guys to pop in their daypack and have a snack while they're out stalking the hairy horny one! I also took the opportunity to grate up the growing stack of zucchini on the counter and froze that for future baking sessions. Love my Kitchenaid Food Processor! I checked on the garden and picked bags full of tomatoes...guess what I'm doing on my next day off? We got shorted in the green bean department thanks to the deer, but the bounty of tomatoes this year is phenomonal. I saw that the deer had visited the garden again, but I had already pulled all the bean stalks...HA! Evidently they don't like tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, chard, onions, lettuce or brussel sprouts! I haven't made it to the sewing cave this morning and probably will not, but I did finish Butterick 5283 last night after work. I had cut it out when I had a big cutapalooza a while back, and I wasn't quite sure if it was going to work or not. I used a cream colored stretch lace that I had purchased from Fabric.com back when we were on speaking terms. (I also have it in white and black). I made view C. Since the instructions have you cut 2 front pieces, I lined the top with a matching cream ITY knit. The back was to be one piece, but since this was lace, I cut 2 of the back as well. The instructions for the twist were...wait, there were instructions??? All it said was "Twist as shown" or something to that nature. WTH??? There wasn't even a picture with that instruction. I pulled out the envelope and figured it out, but really Butterick? That's the best you could do? The reviews on Pattern Review were mixed, but I did find some useful tips, especially from Trena on how to finish the front using 1 front piece. My assessment? Love this top! You know that feeling when you like how you look and the clothes "feel" right? This is one of those times. And before you have to ask my dear bloggy friends, I took a picture wearing it to add to this post. Scary, huh?