... a few more now but not more than another half dozen. After visiting the gallery, we stopped at one of my favourite boutiques where I often buy jewelry. My friend wondered if I had as many necklaces as she had t-shirts. No. I have thirty-six. Although I sort through them on a regular basis and get rid of what no longer appeals to me, it's far more rare for me to part with jewelry than with clothing. This year, smaller, finer jewelry is more popular and I prefer statement necklaces so I haven't bought too many new pieces. The one above was bought with the birthday money my youngest son and his girlfriend gave me and the one below was ...
... bought with the birthday money my oldest son gave me. Up close, it looks like plastic lifesavers tied together. It's very light. When I showed it to him, he said he would NEVER have bought me that. Well... LOL... yes you did. I found both pieces in Ashland, Oregon while at the retreat.
At the boutique in Kelowna, I picked up this necklace that is a combination of gold and silver loops and chains interspersed with silver balls. It's more sedate but has great wearing potential - as all of them do - because a bunch of black t-shirts and thirty-six necklaces equals a lot of different looks. It works for me.
This is my best inset so far although - being completely honest - I really can't see myself doing these much. They're quite fiddly and I'd prefer to applique a piece on top rather than inset one even though the look is radically different. BUT... this is a technique worth learning. Next, I'm going to try bound buttonholes. Those and welt pockets are more likely to get used however... first...
... I have to finish painting the doors in my son's room. By the end of breakfast yesterday, he had decided to quit his job, move back home, and explore new directions. Immediately. As in he's moving back tomorrow. When we renovated in January, we changed the access to the downstairs washroom which filled in one wall in his room and added another closet. Both sets of closet doors and the entrance door were primed but not painted. The closet doors will be turquoise - a nice splash of color and he loves color - and the entrance door will be white. I also need to paint the trim but I may only get it done around the doors and not the floor. Tomorrow is too soon.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - half a can of paint - enough
When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell