Here I am, embroidering my skirt in Texas, more than a week ago. I loved the bright colors and crazy pattern on this skirt, so I snapped it up for 9 dollars while shopping with my mom and tia. Then, I added some embroidery, using gorgeous vintage Star brand threads my mom had laying around. For any of you Vogart pattern freaks, Star brand floss was the kind they always suggested you use - and this was the first time I'd seen any in person. It was hard to believe the thread was older than me - and still so vibrant and bright and strong.
I entertained myself working french knot after french knot while watching a movie with my mom or rocking in the swing chair in our backyard, baking in the beautiful, searing heat.
Oh -if you click through that first picture to Flickr, you'll see a funny dialogue in which people answer the question: would it be weird to embroider the clothes you are wearing, in public? I've been tempted to do it and would view it as multi-tasking. However, I've been tempted to do many weird things before. :)
I left the city with rain and came back to the city with rain, but oddly, it doesn't bother me. I've really come to love the rain, the coolness and mystery it brings the city, and the way it clears out the annoying stroller + short shorts + sunbathing brigade. Yes, I'm a bit curmudgeony. :) And to those of you who push strollers - not all of them annoy me! It's just the mommies talking on their cell phones and pushing their wheelbarrow full of fertility-drug induced progeny at me at full speed, with nary an 'excuse me' or 'sorry' when they run over me. All you normal moms with strollers are okay by me. :)
Well, hope all is well with all of you! It's the last of the summer! Let's enjoy every second of it, no?