Shhh, all is quiet on western front...

Asleep...What's That?...Alert...Back Asleep again...

Well, things do happen.  Best laid plans and etc.  I am muddling through my first quarter assignment albeit I will be about half speed for a few weeks!  My youngest daughter broke her fibula and tibia on Christmas Eve.  This set about a domino effect... typically she watches my oldest daughter's puppy, Gidget, but now is out of commission for several weeks and may need our support as well during her post-surgical recovery.  Things taken for granted like cooking, bathing, clean hair, shopping for food, become a  temporary dependency.  That, and am now officially babysitting the Granddog weekdays. SO. GLAD. I. PICKED. EASY.  for my first quarter in Wardrobe Capsulelandia.  

I can, and did, spend the afternoon taking things out of the puppies mouth in-between searching for ultimate Parka on my iPad as I was glued to sofa.  Gees, you'd think there would be a plethora of patterns...NOT SO.  I like set in sleeves, I wanted a drawstring waist, a lining, a zipper.  YIKES! I went through every Burda Style, big 4, independent and FINALLY, settled on :

This is a syleARC pattern called Safari Jane Jacket

This is a syleARC pattern called Safari Jane Jacket

Next thing, ordered pattern and then after clearing off Christmas paper and ribbons from my ironing board, I sorted my fabric and whatnot into the project box as prescribed by our fearless project leader.  Now.  I am done for a bit, and can wait for pattern to arrive from Australia.  In meanwhile, there are two sleeves to finish on one blouse, and another blouse to cut.

I am just silly about this London Map fabric and finally have a place to put it...that would be lining my jacket. Please note lovely clear project box replete with binding.

I am just silly about this London Map fabric and finally have a place to put it...that would be lining my jacket. Please note lovely clear project box replete with binding.