I found my stash of old Vogart and Aunt Martha’s embroidery transfers, and I am using the designs to plan out new embroidery patterns for Mexican Peasant Blouses. I have made a template of the yoke front out of poster board, and I trace around it onto a big sheet of paper to try out designs. Years ago I bought a Disney light desk (an inexpensive little toy with a little nightlight bulb inside) that has turned out to be one of the most useful things I ever bought. The kids and I have used it to trace all kinds of things. I like to use it to trace a mirror image of the yoke onto the other side by folding the yoke in half. I laugh when I see the nice expensive light desks in the art stores and think of my little useful toy desk now approaching its 20th birthday.
The smoke from all the fires in the state is still in the air. They keep saying it will blow away soon, but new fires keep starting. There is an official warning for everyone to stay inside, an impossible task, so I wear my face mask everywhere. It is so awful out that no one laughs at my dorky appearance. We haven’t seen the sun in days.
The overcast atmosphere does make it easier to take bright pictures of the flowers.