The green raw silk jacket lined in green brocade. I didn't like the grading I did on the collar so I had to work on this putting in pik stitches around the collar to hold it in place and keep the under collar from rolling outward. I was not happy with my original sewing job on this (one of the first things I made when I started up last year) and I also changed out the buttons to these I like better, they are a vintage green.
This is the moose that had a calf on Sunday. She is still here with a very small and weak calf but she is hanging in there with her or him. She comes over to our pond. The middle photo shows the calf with my zoom lens eating. She ranges out alone eating but always goes back and lies down with the calf. Gosh I hope it picks up soon.
This great swap package arrived today from Linda who has a blog called LPB Sews. Debby over at Cozy Blanket organized the swap. I told Linda about my sewing and how hard it is to find notions here. She lives in an area of former factories that produced them! She picks up zippers at garage sales and she sent me a huge amount of them plus all kinds of seam tape and buttons. The vintage pattern is wonderful as I don't have nearly enough blouses or blouse patterns in my stash. I love the little vintage books she chose for me too and she made a lovely banner. I really stuck it lucky getting Linda in this swap.