Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesdays Are For Fishin'

Got me a new Fishing Shirt with all kinds of bells and whistles on it that includes loops and pockets and more loops.  It is a man's shirt, all cotton, and of course I was glad I had that big one ordered, knowing all too well the properties of cotton being tumbled in a hot dryer.  Oh, and it is pink and white striped.  It takes some king of macho guy to wear that color fishing.  But for me, pink is great.

Gentle readers, don't judge me, but I failed to report that last week I caught seven rainbow.  This easy, quick aioli sauce is my favorite to use with trout: no bottled tartar sauce for me, thank you.

For the sewists:

Look at the Tessuti site from Australia that was recommended by a friend.  Boy, was I glad to find this shop.They even have free downloads, so of course this shirt was a must:

The Fave Shirt found here and free:
Downloads are about 40 pages long, but only have a few lines on each page, so the printer ink is minimal. Then you fit the pattern together like a jigsaw puzzle, ingenious.  Be sure to get the A4 paper, not the American paper that comes in 8.5"x11".  I purchased a ream from Amazon after going to Office Max where I was told no place in the USA carried this style paper (wrong, don't believe everything you hear).  And as for the printer settings using A4 paper, be sure to also set your printer for that size paper.

It will be a fave top; already made one and another is on the machine all cut out and ready to go. It uses a twin needle for hemming the top, so that was another foray into finding the one called for.  The first top I made was a bit snug on the forearm, so it was increased at the bottom of the sleeve for my fat arm accommodation.

Look what opened this morning...
from zinnia seedlings started in April...

The kiss of the sun for pardon, 
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden 
Than anywhere else on earth.    ~Dorothy Frances Gurney


  1. Love the shirt! I wish I could sew garments. And the flowers are beautiful. It's so thrilling to watch a plant grow, especially one you started from seed.


  2. Zinnia! Yay!
    Wow! You are a good fisher!

  3. Your flowers are fabulous, not sure what they are as haven't seen them here. Pattern looks like a good basic that can be used again and again. Betty

  4. YUM, FISH! Love that shirt! THE FLOWER IS AMAZING:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  5. Your garden is terrific. What a beautiful flower. I can't wait to see your shirt. I want one! You go on fishing. You gotta take a pic of you in your new fisherman shirt.

  6. oh cute shirt Nancy (:)
    and the splash of color banner is darling..
    (:) hugs,Patty


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