The last summer visitors have left.
They ate and drunk impossible amounts, lay in until mid-morning, had to be driven everywhere, used my beautiful new bathroom and didn’t clean it afterwards, broke a couple of things and generally behaved as beloved offspring do when back in the parental home. (Edited in case my daughter reads this – I’ve just gone in to clean the bathroom and, actually, they’ve left it in pretty good order so I take it back. Haven’t been in her bedroom yet though)
I’ll miss them until the next time and so will the dogs.
Anyway, do you remember I bought a pattern for a jumpsuit from the French pattern company Deer and Doe? Nobody can accuse me of not trying to be ‘on trend’. If you recall, we had lots of discussion about needing a wee at inopportune moments and having to struggle out of it.
So, I made it.
It turned out really well but then it hung from a shelf in my workroom for ages as I couldn’t get up the enthusiasm to hem those legs which were, of course, too long on me.
So, when Mlle. Tialys the Elder was here she tried it on.
The décolleté which I was a bit concerned about for a woman of my vintage, didn’t worry her in the least.
So she’ll probably take off that press stud and decorative button I’d added to give me a bit more coverage.
How I love those pockets!
All in all though, I was really pleased with how this turned out. I enjoyed making it and it was a very good pattern as I have found to be the norm with Deer and Doe.
As for the wearing of it though, I’ll leave it to the super confident and the stronger bladders.
On an entirely unrelated note – because that’s the way my mind works – those coleus in the background have been the terrace potted plant success of the summer this year. Gorgeous splashes of colour going on and on and still going. Next year we’ll get even more.
O.K. Autumn, bring it on.