Elbow length sleeves? To my eyes: bad. Much shorter sleeves? They look better to me. I think the longer sleeves pulled the dress out of whack, and they were also hotter. This is Dress #4. It doesn't have a name, but on reflection the flowers look crocheted, so it's the Doily Dress.
I love my new dress, it has a swirly hem. I swirl it a lot. I wore it to the opening of The Cancer Support Centre. They had chairs for all the important people, and the older lady volunteers and the sick people were standing up. I have to give top marks to Michael Ferguson Geoff Lyons, Peter Gutwein and Ivan Dean, politicians who all gave up their seats. There are others too, like Nurse Cathy, I can see. Some younger hale men stayed sitting down and let the older people stand. It wasn't a case of men versus women, rather ill versus healthy. I couldn't have stood in the humid heat for half an hour. You might spot me in the photo!!! The Centre is wonderful and we are lucky to have access to such modern facilities.
Sadly there were no egg sandwiches for afternoon tea. A tad disappointing....
I sewed two skirts for MrsHouseOf's birthday. Sadly, my photos were more awful than usual. I sewed Views D and E without the ruffles.
I didn't quilt all of my blocks for the Craftsy BOM 2012 last month. I did sew two dresses, two skirts, an apron, a tote bag and a bagsket - in spite of all the hot days. This is quite a total and I am very pleased. We are having still more hot weather in Autumn: 29, 31, 31, 27, 27, 28 and 29 this week. I shall leave the quilting until it is much cooler and instead I shall sew a Pear Dress.
I bought Peri and Gilly a sprinkler to play under in the hot weather. I am not sure they know it is meant to be fun yet. Vundy and Tori loved their plastic sprinkler to death. Literally. Their enthusiastic engagement of sprinkler and excited teeth lead to its demise.
I am soon to be the proud owner of two pairs of short boots. One pair is a teal green and I have new jeans that match. The other pair is emerald green and I have new jeans to match. There will be a certain lay-by wait. MrsDrWho and TinkingBell convinced me that the slim leg jeans don't look too awful on me. Thank you ladies!! I had a lovely day with Tinkingbell, we brunched and lunched and chatted non-stop!!!
Last week I went off to one of the shiny new hospital buildings to be part of the Patient Partner scheme. I spent the afternoon with the doctors-in-training on their Haematology unit of work. Only three people felt my spleen, as last time everyone did and I couldn't lie on my left side for a week. It is a good feeling contributing to their experience of unusual and interesting diseases.
MrsReno (formerly known as Jubbly's mum) has a new dog, a friend for Jubbly. His name is Curly, and you can guess why. Jubbly had his coat clipped for the Summer and Curly is off to be clipped this week. He came from the RSPCA and is a very nice dog. Already Jubbly and Curly are constant companions and friends.
I am extremely tired after MrsHouseOf's birthday outing and I had appointments today. Tomorrow there will only be sleeping, dog walking, and Amy Johnson.