Firstly, you will have noticed that there is no photo of the bow tie. That’s because it’s not quite finished yet. It’s a prototype, made from a pillowslip, not something you’d expect to wear to a posh do, but essential as a practise piece. I learned a lot from making it and I made it exactly as if it was made from the finest silk. I stuck closely to the instructions and followed every step. I made mistakes along the way, but hopefully I have learned from them. Tomorrow I hope to iron (yes, along the way I’ve also learned how to iron) the prototype and finish off the sewing. I might even try to tie it. Every day’s a school day.
After the sewing session, we drove to Vecchia Bologna for lunch. The place was mobbed, Scamp said it was the end of an Itison voucher offer. We had to wait a little longer than usual for the food, but when it came, it was as good as ever. Neither of us wanted or particularly needed anything in Stirling, so we just drove home and I went out for a walk through the ice and snow to St Mo’s. Managed to surprise two deer, but the quality was so poor, they didn’t get published. I did, however like the shots from the Oly 5 with the 9mm lens and that’s what you see above.
Tonight, I made some scones and have bread proving as I write this hoping to get it baked later. Baking scones, baking bread, sewing and ironing. Don’t tell me I’m not in touch with my feminine side!
As a bit of serendipity, you should read what I wrote last year on the 14th of January. There should be a link to ‘A Year Ago Today’ at the bottom of the right hand column. Navigate to the 14th from there. Amazing synchronicity!