Greetings, dear readers! I'm back from vacation and delighted to be with you once again.
Are Michael and I the only ones who travel with our own steaks?
I hope you have enjoyed "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" in my absence. You don't know what I'm talking about? Didn't I mention that that was your assignment while I was on Fire Island? No worries. It's deadly dull and I like watching Lesley Ann Warren do a bad Julie Andrews imitation.
But enough about snooze-worthy Disney movies. You probably want to hear about my vacation and see me in all those lovely outfits I stitched up for myself.
My cabana set was a big hit, at least among the five other people in the Fire Island Pines last week. Michael wore the striped stretch knit I made him nearly every day. In fact, I'm sick of it!
The weather was good -- mainly sunny and hot though we did have some rain. Our accommodations, which we shared for the early part of the week with a student of Michael's and his partner, were lovely, just steps from the beach.
The dogs really thrived and it was great to be able to let them run around off leash.
Of course, I still had my Ipod Touch so I was able to follow the blogs -- though I've learned that people will resent you when you comment from a chaise on a breezy beachfront patio with a glass of cold beer at your side no matter what you write. When in doubt, just say I love it.
I also caught this article in the NY Times about how well French women age. It's dreadful in so many ways but the reader comments are spot on!
BTW, did you see Shelley's gardenia dress? How fantastic is that? Some women were born to wear vintage DuBarry! Love. It.
Anyway, it's great to be home. I am not very good at doing nothing so beach vacations are always a little boring to me, frankly. I miss my sewing machines...and YOU.
There's more vacation pics here for fans of canine cavorting and mouth-watering photos of home-cooked meals. Except for coffee, we didn't eat out once. We're fussy and there's no place to eat, really.
Hope you had a great week and did a lot of sewing. What are you up to and does it involve a serger and clear elastic?
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!