I had a few adventures last week. I found a few great vintage patterns for blouses and some sewing books, and got 4 1/2 yards of 108″ wide nylon tricot for only about $2 at the thrift store in Sebastopol. They were having half off everything and they sell the fabric by the pound, so it was a real bargain. The next day we decided to go for a drive in the country and headed up to the Capay valley. We used to go for drives there back in the day when we were both at college at Davis and were courting. It is still beautiful there, in spite of the humongous casino complex that was built on reservation land, but the casino looks much better than I expected and fits into the landscape as well as it is able. In other words, it is easy to ignore. The picture above was taken on a side road on the way to a farm. Those are almond blossoms, the first tree to bloom in the spring.
I finished up another UFO, a white blouse I cut out and partially assembled so long ago I don’t even remember. I don’t know what pattern or size it is, or whether it was a woman’s size or teen or girls. Since I am finishing up things, I measured it and thought it might fit my sister. It turned out to fit her perfectly.
I remember that I got the fabric at New York Fabrics which has been out of business for a few decades. I miss that store still. They used to have fabulous sales of great fabrics for 88 cents a yard. My stash is still full of that stuff, really good quality fabric I got at those sales years ago.