The husband and I went for a walk yesterday and passed the house near the bike path. The person who lives there has a bed of flowering bulbs in the spring that is just beautiful. Yesterday the bulbs were all gone, and the beds were ready for planting annuals, but the rose bushes were blooming. I was admiring one rose when the lady of the house, also out for a walk, came up behind us and offered to cut it for us as a gift. I forgot to ask her the name of the rose, since I would love to grow this one, it is so beautiful. This wonderful gift cheered up the whole day.
In sewing news, I have finished the first version of the alterations for a shirt for my daughter, A.
She needs a basic shirt with 3/4-length sleeves that won’t get in her way in the lab (she’s a scientist). If I can get this shirt to fit right, I can adapt it any way I like and use the pattern to compare to other patterns I want to adjust.
Most of the measurements were fine, but I had taken the measurements off a commercial shirt that fits her, so I made a narrow shoulder adjustment to this pattern. The pattern has been traced off onto butcher paper. Now I am ready to sew the muslin for fitting tweaks.