There's been a parade of deer through the yard today. One group after another. Mostly does with fawns trotting behind. They are always wandering through. I love watching them.
Three deer were grazing outside my window this morning. One of them wandered away from the other two and starting digging in a pile of landscape bark that we have sitting at the end of the driveway.
Yes, I said digging--with his little hoof.
It reminded me of a cat using a litter box. And I thought, surely he's not going to do THAT!
I kept watching.
He continued digging for several more minutes. When he was quite satisfied, he curled up in the hole he'd made.
Apparently, even deer have their creature comforts.
But enough about the crazy deer. I have fun stitching to show you!
I've always wondered how the traditional peasant style garments were made. There are no commercial patterns for them. So I was really excited when I found this website from the Mexican Dress Lady herself and with an excellent down-loadable pattern.
Can you believe this is constructed from a square and four rectangles?
Well, it is!
It's so simple, it's brilliant.
Maybe I'm the last to know, but I was amazed. You can make a blouse or a dress. It's all measured out to fit your size. I made a small blouse to start with, just to make sure I was on the right path.
Ginger designed the yoke and I did the embroidery.
We love how it turned out. The only thing I did differently was cut out two yoke pieces, instead of roll-hemming the neck edge. I used one as a facing to hide raw edges and to cover the back of the embroidery, which finished it quite neatly and made a nicer edge for the blanket-stitching.
I hope there are going to be a lot more of these in my future.