It is/was Family Day today (in British Columbia)! A long weekend away from work/school, etc. – most people enjoying the first long weekend since Christmas with traveling to relatives and other fun activities.
It was a beautiful weekend, sunny and 13.5 Celsius (approximately 56 Fahrenheit). Surprising, since Friday night started off with wind and rain – leading to power outages again in our neck of the woods! My sister came to visit in the middle of the storm. Luckily the weather improved for our trip up Island to visit other relatives and it stayed nice all the rest of the weekend for my husband and I to enjoy a walk today on the Galloping Goose Trail.
Thought I would share our walk with you. We only did 30 minutes in and 30 minutes out on a trail that is over 60 km long, but there was still a lot to see…
Amazing how a walk in nature can clear your mind, and mine is always buzzing like bees, so that is quite amazing! Lately my mind has been buzzing about “shrugs”. A couple of posts ago I showed you my new dress, my Black & Blue Ocelot.
This dress, using my Sewaholic Davie pattern, has short cap sleeves. I just know I am going to be cold in the office. Warm fabric though. So cold arms, but warm body. A “fix” was suggested by Curls n Skirls – make a “shrug” to go with it. So I googled (is that a word) shrugs and besides getting this: “raise (one’s shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference.”, I got this: “a woman’s close-fitting cardigan or jacket, cut short at the front and back so that only the arms and shoulders are covered.” Unfortunately, I need something to cover my love handles, so I think I am going to make my shrug a bit longer in the back. I pulled this McCall’s pattern from my stash. Do you suppose I could alter this pattern to make it shorter in the back? and still keep the ruffle effect? I could probably re-draw the curve to fall where I like it? What do you think?
Excuse me while I go dig through my fabric stash for some black knit. Fingers crossed so I find some!
I hope you had a lovely Family Day today – even if you don’t have Family Day today wherever you are – I hope you had a lovely Day with Family!