I have to say I had the best weekend. The girls and I went up with my sister and two of our brothers. Mum is still in the nursing home but we took her out for drives and to church. She wasn't so good on Saturday but on Sunday she was quite well. Also the weather was fantastic, the champagne cold and the coffee good!!
The girls made me a photo album for mothers day. They had selected many photos of the three of us taken over the years together and added love hearts and captions. Really the best ever present a mother could want. Here are a couple (of many) of the photos that the girls worked for me....
And, I wore my new skirt to church today:
The fabric is a wool gauze type of fabric with fibres embellished into stripes. The stripes are a repeat type of pattern. The white stripes I put at the top and the rows of black at the bottom.
I bought a length of the repeat at Dancing Queen on our first Pattern Review weekend down under shopping trip. To make the skirt I joined the selvages for the back seam after inserting an invisible zipper. Then to fit around my waist I just made tucks in the front and the back to fit. I lined with black viscose lining. Easy peasy!