16 July 2012

Skirty Dozen

I have a backlog of projects to show y'all.  That's probably because I've been MIA for so long.  Hey, what can I say?  I've been busy and to be honest, really rather cranky because of the politics of my job.  But, I don't want to be a Sally-Feel-Sorry-For-Myself, so I'll spare you the gruesome details.  Besides, this is the third week of my summer vacation and I am starting to feel fine.

I have been catching up on a million little projects around the house (cleaning and home dec mainly), so I feel a sense of accomplishment.  Does anyone else feel really virtuous and buoyed up after they clean and organize the house or is that just my neat freakiness talking?  One of these days I'll have to snap a few room pics to share - considering we've been in the new house almost a year now and I have been remiss in not inviting everyone over for a cup of tea (or a glass of wine or a mug of beer - hey, what ever rocks your boat!).

Anyhow, I have another outfit designed around one of my Skirty Dozen to show today.  The skirt fabric is a black/pink/grey rayon woven from Fabric Mart (I bet some of you have this exact fabric in your stash closet right now) that drapes just beautifully.  The top is a sleeveless burgundy shell that has a ribbon swirl design around the neckline and the sweater is a silver metallic fabric.  Both the top and sweater are RTW items.  The shoes are also silver metallic (to tie in with the silver sweater) and my only accessory is a silver Celtic design pin. 

It seems odd to see a long sleeve sweater for those of us suffering in the heat wave in North America right now.  However, I took this photo a couple of months back when it was much cooler outside.

That's all for today - see ya soon!

21 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm so thrilled that you are relaxing and enjoying your summer vacation! And I'm happy that you will once again be sharing your summer sewing...I CAN'T WAIT! Because I'm always inspired by what you sew!

Anonymous said...

Shannon, I am so glad that you are back! enjoy your vacation !
Evita

Toby Wollin said...

Yay Shannon!! I know what you mean about cleaning and organizing - If I need a lift, I just clean our two bathrooms and that instantly gives me permission to do anything I want.

T. Sedai said...

Hooray for summer vacations. I am so excited to see all the things you have been sewing!

Seraphinalina said...

I totally get the sweater actually. I find that no matter how hot it is outside, it's still nice to have a shawl or sweater when I get to work because the A/C can be a little cool.

It's a lovely outfit. I sometimes struggle with print skirts, I guess I have more printed tops than solids and I'm not so good at mixing prints.

Denise said...

So glad you're back, Shannon. Missed ya!

Heather said...

Shannon it's so good to see you! That is a pretty outfit and I look forward to seeing more.

Faye Lewis said...

Nice skirt, love it with the cardi.

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Glad to see you. Enjoy the summer and remember "this to shall pass" with the job. Lovely outfit.

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Oops. I meant this TOO shall pass.

mahoo said...

Glad you're enjoying your summer vacation. I get the sweater, even in this heat. You never see me in the summer without a white linen shirt to cover my arms--perfect for the air conditioned places yet light enough in the heat. (FWIW, anyone working in the education system in Ontario these days has a right/good reason to vent!)

Heather said...

Mahoo I agree with you re: the need/right/good reason for venting but it is not just Ontario. My DIL is a teacher in Nova Scotia. Not good.

annie said...

Looks like you achieved your fitness goal!

M-C said...

Good to see you sewing again! And hopefully there's still plenty of summer to forget the job. Of course after all this effort you should show us the finished sewing room and tell us what you like about it :-).

wendy said...

that skirt fabric is great :D
hope you're enjoying unwinding for the summer!

Jane M said...

Hooray, you're back sewing and enjoying the summer. Wonderful skirt and I'm actually surprised that I a) don't have this fabric b) don't remember it on the FM website, and c) all of the above.

Rose said...

Great outfit! It looks like you can wear it during most seasons. How did I miss that fabric? Welcome back to blogging. Happy Sewing!

Anonymous said...

glad that you are back--missed your blog.

Anonymous said...

welcome back.

Evie Jones said...

Hey, nice to see you again. I cannot believe you've been in the dream house a year already! Time flies. You look amazing, btw, and the skirt is gorgeous.

gMarie said...

Love your hair in this pic! Glad you are finally relaxing and catching up and blogging again. Can't wait to see what else you have to share. g