Last weekend I got together with my sister from Los Angeles and her daughter. They came to Portland to see my parents and our siblings. During the visit I gave my sister her frog skin designer purse (Fendi.) She enjoyed the whole story behind the purse, and plans to use it, but her daughter felt sorry for the frogs. I asked my niece to model one of my vests. She is so beautiful, as is her mother.
My sister and I went shopping for silk at my favorite place to get the best variety I have yet found. Fabric Depot has more beautiful silk fabrics than I have found in any store or on line. The problem is that I never have enough money to buy all that I want. This time they were 35% off, what a deal! I was looking for silk for a "holiday jacket." This is one of the jackets that I made. It also has a hood in the back.
I have also continued to make several of the vests with hoods. They are a great way to combine the wool with the beautiful silks I have found.
I am now working on a large poncho, but don't have the table or counter space to lay it out, so I was down on the floor with this large piece of nuno felt. I am too old for that. It is no way to felt. I am going to have to figure out something else for larger projects. More on this later.