I made a successful top out of my black merino fabric. It isn't the pavlova top, which is sitting in disgrace back in its box after I triple stitched the neckband on backwards. It is the hummingbird peplum top which I made from the leftover merino fabric. Without another layer, then it's a little thin but this afternoon as soon as I finished it, I added a lovely wrap top I was gifted which is also not quite enough clothing on its own and now they work together just fine. I do need to make the neckband smaller. I thought I did this time, but clearly not smaller enough to help it lay flat.
No photos. Some days, I can pretend this blog communicates to a world beyond my own head. Others, like today, it's my personal journal working at its most basic level - completed a top.
There is lots more sewing I would like to do, but there is the smallish (maybe not so small) matter of a chapter for a book to finish, so I may have to ban myself from the sewing machine until the chapter is done.
Drove to Punakaikai this afternoon and saw a baby seal on the beach not very far away from us at all. More lovely than the dead baby seal we found on the beach at the beginning of this week.