Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'm thankful for all of you, whether or not you celebrate. :D

Mary R was busy with gift sewing when she took a break to whip up the TableCloth skirt and send me photos. It looks great, Mary! I love seeing your projects, so please send me pictures - my email is in my profile at the top-left of the page. I am especially curious to see the seven Tablecloth skirts that neighborhood gal is going to make out of polyester organza this weekend. :)

It Seemed Like a Good Idea

I wore this yesterday when I ran some errands. I love me a funky scarf and this one is funky and fun. It's a loooong infinity scarf of rectangles made from a beefy, textured, felted sweater knit. What a great idea!

I am loving all of the crisp, snuggly weather! Yesterday, after getting my hair cut, I stopped at one of the best coffee establishments in San Francisco, Blue Bottle. I was actually there to pick up some beans as a gift, but I had a hot chocolate and a Fruit Brackle sort of dessert - it featured apples poached in brandy and a nut-based streusel.


This place is very near Westfield Mall in Union Square, but a bit hidden, so check it out if you are in the area.

And now, I'm off to finish two recipes of bread rolls for Thanksgiving dinner.


  1. Happy TG to you, your haircut and your scarf!

  2. Your hair cut looks great on you! LOVE the scarf! (is it sewn together rectangles, or did you cut it that way?)

    May your day be filled with fun and abundance :)

  3. Thanks Margy and JillyBe! JillyBe, I didn't make the scarf and it has no label. The rectangles are sewn together.

  4. Just finished a table cloth skirt! Will post photos when possible. I made the waist a tight oval (more of a rectangle) like I did on recent Chinese Lantern skirts (not reviewed yet). It creates a very different look as the folds all fall at the sides. I don't like that look too much as it adds width to the body but slightly turning the waist creates nice folds off center.

    Love your scarf.

  5. Interesting, Ann. I made a "circle" skirt a couple years ago (really, more of a square with rounded edges) and I made the waist as a slit. It does put all the fullness at the sides, which is nice for walking as the fullness doesn't tangle in your legs. You can see it here:

  6. Shams, can you send some of that cold, snuggly weather this way? My cold weather clothes are languishing in the closet...

  7. I made a tablecloth skirt this week too - quilting cotton and it very much improved my horrid week -sewing can do that! I am really pleased with it and have 2 orders-from-daughters. Thanks so much for your generous pattern post. (I tried the oval waistline as suggested by one of the commenters and it was a dud, but I recovered)
    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

  8. Your skirt and Mary R's are both fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing your design. I may try this but will have to do some finagling for my shortness.

    And, ooo, that chocolate....

  9. Shams, a little late seeing your infinity scarf and the new 'do.' Love them both and it is good to see that fantastic coat with the needle felting keeping you warm.

  10. I love your scarf!! You haircut is adorable! It is perfect for you. You look just beautiful!