I really meant it when I said I needed a vacation!
DH and I went to Pennsylvania/New Jersey right after Labor Day for a family wedding. It was at the microbrewery where the groom, our nephew, is the assistant brewmaster. We had a wonderful time hanging out with family and friends. I wore a jersey dress that I bought in Las Vegas a couple of years ago. It was perfect for travel, since it took minimal space in my small carry-on wheelie bag and didn't require any maintenance on arrival except being hung up. I must keep this in mind for future trips--knits are your friend!
After the wedding, we headed up to New Jersey to the inlaw's home in Bergen. SIL and I made a quick trip to Manhattan, where we mostly window shopped. I picked up a few few at Lord and Taylor's and Macy's. Not anything special, just wardrobe basics that will work nicely for fall. We also had lunch at Bryant Park. Since SIL is not a sewist, I didn't submit her to fabric shopping. Perhaps another time.
I still haven't done any sewing since coming back. I expect that will change as the weather changes. It's officially Fall! It's still quite warm here although we're experiencing little hints of seasonal change with cooler mornings and evenings.
I'm looking forward to Material Girls tomorrow and have a garment ready to lay out and cut. Our meetings are at a Bernina dealership, so there will be plenty of room to work. I may also bring some handwork. I have a couple more of the Coldwater Creek tops with necklines I'd like to repair. This time, I decided that a crochet edge might work nicely.
Thanks for all the nice comments about the silk shell! I've worn it to work once already and discovered that I have a RTW cardigan from Coldwater Creek that works perfectly with it. I think I will be using this pattern again and often. Now that I have the pattern worked out, it's a really fast sewing project and a perfect layering piece.
Also, thanks for the hairstyle comments! I've had the short bob for a while now, which evolves a bit with each cut. It's even shorter now especially in the back.