The new offering of Vogue patterns has me happy, happy, happy! I love the two new Vintage Vogues (duh!) and what can I say about the Chado Ralph Rucci patterns? Considering Rucci is my absolute favourite modern-day designer, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw the two patterns. I just hope Vogue keeps producing more patterns from him. Here's all my favs:
On the SWAP front, not surprisingly, not much has gotten done in the last couple of weeks. I still have a top and skirt combo to get done, as well as a fully interlined and lined outerwear coat. I will be amazed if I manage to get it all done by April 11th (the deadline), but I am going to try. I didn't come this far to give up now! I still have a few other finished garments to show you all and hopefully over the next few days I will find the time to write up those posts.
On the Mom front, she is doing very well. She has almost all the strength back in the left arm and hand - she was so excited the other day because she cut her own meat at dinner time, which is something she has been unable to do in months. She has walked the hall and has gone up and down stairs, all by herself (although the nurse or PT was very nearby). The pain in her head is subsiding and she has been in great spirits, so it looks like the surgery was a complete success and she is well on the path to a full recovery. We are hoping to get her into a respite centre (there is one just around the corner from where I live) for a few weeks until she feels more stable - going home to a multi-level house is not happening just yet. So, things are looking up!