Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Fun Saturday with Barbara & A New Top

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Most of you are familiar with Barbara of Cat Fur Studio. I'm very lucky that she gets to Omaha once in a while which is close enough to me to make it easy to meet and visit. We've had some wonderful adventures in past visits. We've visited the Pendleton Outlet in Nebraska City, she's come to see my sewing studio, and this time, we shopped and lunched in Omaha's Old Market area. It was a beautiful day, and we had a great time! Barbara won the Best Shopping award, and I helped. I did buy a hat. It's a nice, warm one, although stylish as well, I think. Today is windy, cold, rainy, and I may try my new hat sooner than I thought.

You can see here that I'm pointing out one of the features of Barbara's new Hot Patterns Primavera dress. I enjoyed seeing it and the great cape she made recently. Both very nice, and great wardrobe pieces; just what we all wish for as an outcome when we sew.
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I will also say that the top I'm wearing is a new one. I used the FSG #1960 Top pattern (my go-to Tee pattern) and cut the neckline deeper and added the floppy collar. The fabric is one that I got from a member of the Omaha ASG group. She was moving and retiring from sewing, and donated all of her fabrics, etc. to the group for distribution with donation. It's a wonderful blue/rust cross-woven french terry. It changes with the light and I love it. It's really soft and comfy as well. You've seen the little knitted Gedifra vest before. It's the one I finally overdyed a couple years after I finished it, to improve the color. Now it goes with lots of things, and I wear it much more often.

Kudos to Barbara's wonderful husband, Nick, for taking these great photos! I think we look good, although we did get a little silly when encouraged to "be dramatic", but we had fun, and he got some nice photos.

I have to show off the darling notebook Barbara found for me. Its covers look like pattern instructions. What fun! I will be using it with pleasure. x Photo Link

I think I will be making more of this style now that winter is upon us. I hate to tell you this, but it's SNOWING here today! Ick, I hope the warm-up predicted for tomorrow will come and do its best. I'll leave you with the very sad view out my back windows. I just don't really like snow, especially not this early.
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Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm so glad that you and Barbara were able to meet up again! You both look wonderful in the pics and like you were having a marvelous time.

...and can we please not talk about snow so early in the season...cause I know exactly how you feel!

patti said...

Liana, great photos of both you and Barbara--thanks, Nick! Your creations are just smashing! And I agree with Carolyn--can we set aside the snow talk and snow pictures? I am dreading this winter (though it's in the low 60s in Chicago today, and we have yet to see a flake.)

wendy said...

Love the photos! :) And the notebook, that is really neat.

Claire S. said...

I saw my first snowflake today - there weren't many but there were definitely a few in the air around lunchtime today. YUCK ! It's way too early LOL

Great pictures - looks like you had a good visit.

Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

Great post. Thanks for the memories of a great day spent together.

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