weekend off

Rob was feeling under the weather and it was cold and windy, so we took the weekend off from the greenhouse project and hung around inside.  It was a good weekend for soup.  I took the opportunity to get the interfacing on both our shirts, which always seems like such a chore and takes so long and then I put Rob's together.  

From the time he pulled this bolt off the shelf in JoAnn's, I knew I was going to be making a shirt out of it and it was a fun project.  I enjoyed the lures, which is not something I would associate with us, since neither of us fishes.   

The pattern I use for him is always a good fit, but I'd like to redraft the front plackets to make them easier to assemble and make the armholes a little bigger so the sleeves would lie flat.  Rob and his boss wear Hawaiian shirts on Fridays and while this one isn't Hawaiian, it will fit into the mix nicely.  

And, I made the matching pocket.  People have started to look for that.  The shirt I'm making for me is a wavy plaid and I've decided not to make a pocket because I'll never match it.  

There's still not a lot in the garden except green.  Lots and lots of green.  I really need to get out there and weed, but once that's done, I think it's going to be a good garden year.  I did get a couple pics of things that have continued to bloom.  

A nice little clump of white iris.  

And, these columbines just keep going and going.  

This amaryllis is not mine.  It belongs to a neighbor, but I'd love one of the bulbs. 

Last week at work, I had a project where I had to survey my peers about how they do a task and then give feedback to those that might not be doing it right.  And, the research was for an attorneyso I couldn't even tell them why.  So much potential for disaster.  But, I managed to pull it off and so far, it doesn't look like I've upset anyone.  I credit that to not taking a right/wrong approach.  Everything was presumed to be right, but legal recommendations might have changed, please verify with your attorney.  And, it seems to have worked.  

That's it for me today.  Everybody have a great week!  Find the beauty in the every day.  



Anonymous said...

Wow! That pocket is perfection!

Anonymous said...

Hope y’all are feeling better. The pocket is perfect. I think I will start to notice other people’s shirts now to see if the fabric lines up. Thanks for sharing. Mary

Anonymous said...

That shirt is amazing. Lane your work is always true perfection

Dot said...

"Everything was presumed to be right, but 'things' have changed, 'so check' - I have paraphrased, but this seems to apply across the spectrum. Your insights from work always get my attention. They are always helpful.

Rob's shirt fits so well. It. Your skill set variety is phenomenal.

Columbines are lovely. They seem to be favorite rabbit food here, so I enjoyed seeing your healthy plants.