Right now there are three sweaters in the works on the knitting machine and on the couch, so no sewing has been done so far this week. Still some playing around with Polyvore, though. Here are two new outfits I dreamed up.
I must have been hungry when I made this one. It reminds me of my mom’s old molcajete that was made out of volcanic rock. We used to help her make the salsa by mashing the garlic in it, but after many years the stone started to wear out from use and would deposit stone fragments in the salsa. I wish I still had it as a momento, but I think they threw it out after that. Look at the embroidery on that blouse! This is a San Antonio blouse and the embroidery is usually done in a shiny thread. If you would like to see many pretty examples of Mexican clothing, go to this link: http://www.elinterior.com/clothing_womens.html.
This bright tunic top reminded me of the Mercado in San Antonio, Texas. Whenever we went there to visit the oldest daughter in college, we would be sure to stop by this wonderful, brightly-colored marketplace downtown.
The garden is coming along slowly this year because of the busy tax season and because we are not spring chickens anymore so it takes longer to dig everything up. So far I have the cucumbers, tomatoes, and some peppers planted. Most of the rest of the plants are still little in their flats, but the winter squash are big enough to set out. The dead-looking wisps in the front flat are the resurrection lily starts that die back after some spring growth.
My cucumbers! About 40 plants (including about three winter squash for the fun of it) are packed into a small space. I get those great drip hoses from WalMart. They are made of some nylon-type fabric and last much better than the plastic or rubber drip hoses.
So that’s what’s going on this week. Perhaps I will go in and sew a seam or two to jumpstart the mojo.