Today it rained buckets; so much in fact that it was the lead story on the news tonight. The boys and I spent the whole day indoors, apart from a quick scooter ride around the block with 3 corgies. We have a guest corgi - Biscuit - for the week. Three boys, 3 dogs on leads, rain, puddles - yes there were casualties.
In between Uno tournaments I managed to finish my first smocked garment. I'd been smocking panels here and there for weeks now, but hadn't made any of them up. For a first attempt I went for a very traditional style dress, complete with bow at the back.
I spent the late hours on Friday evening trying to get the perfect gathered sleeve. I prefer a capped, gathered sleeve, rather than one that comes down the arm and runs the risk of looking too, uhm, prim. So there was much unpicking, trimming, restitching going on. On about the fourth attempt I was satisfied and made sure I committed the measurement to pattern card before bed.
Will arrives home from overseas tomorrow morning, so we're off to the airport bright and early to pick him up.