Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My First Style Arc Pattern and Happy Birthday Phylly!

I finally ordered a Style Arc pattern to try it out.  I read many reviews about Style Arc from Australia and how their patterns fit very well.

I started with the Demi Drape top.

The front is actually TWO blouse fronts.

I had to do a Full Bust Adjustment in the underneath blouse.  I also had to move the shoulders in 3/4 of an inch so the top of the blouse wouldn't just fall off of me when worn.

Here are some pictures.

Here is a side shot.

All those folds in the front of the blouse hide all the folds in my tummy!

Here you can see that there is actually a whole other top inside the print drapey part.

The dark pink inside has bust darts in it.

And this is a picture of Jackie in front of my new top so you can see how well it will go with black.

Isn't she a total hoot!

She doesn't know if she should love my attention, or go running out the nearest door and never return to the insane lady in this house!

That shiny gold thing is her rabies tag.

And here she is again just because I was trying to train her to get in pictures with me.

I would let her down, and she would run out the door and down the hall.  Then I would call her.  She would come outside the doorway and stare at me as if to say, "Are you going to ask me to do anything else stupid????"

You can tell how excited she is, lol.  What a hug muffin doggy!!!

You realize this is a PUPPY.  Her feet are well onto the floor.  There is no way I could lift all of her.  She probably weighs 30 pounds by now.

Here is a picture of the back.  You can see a few pounds have crept back upon my body.  Only 4 pounds, but it looks like 20 in my back!

It isn't my fault, really.  It is Jerry and Phylly and Margaret.

I went to lunch with Phylly and Margaret today, and they INSISTED on ordering cheesecake.  I didn't get a picture of the cheesecake, but I did get a picture of Phylly and Margaret.

You can see how sneaky they look about ordering cheesecake and FORCING me to eat it!

And Phylly's birthday is February 28th.  We celebrated this past Saturday though because I may be back in Kingston by 2/28.

I don't know if I can ever have her over again though.  My dog, Jackie, about jumped through her fur when Phylly came in.

Just LOOK at her making over my puppy.

Jacque just MELTS into Phylly.  I lose all control just like when Tammy comes over.  If I tell her to sit, she thinks that means run to Phylly and jump in her lap.  BAD doggy!

I made Phylly jewelry, of course, for her birthday, but I FORGOT to photograph it!  I asked her to please take pics if she doesn't wish to receive half a dozen sets of the same bracelet/earring combo.  Here is one that she wore to lunch today.  Sorry it is fuzzy.

I've got to go!!!

Time to fix supper.  I'm not even hungry after lunch with the girls today.  My dinner was DELISH!  I took a picture, but it didn't turn out that great.  Sizzling chicken and cheese.  You'll have to use your imagination.

And don't forget cheesecake for dessert.  THANK GOODNESS all three of us shared one slice.

Chemo tomorrow, and the belly shot the next day, and then back to Kingston -- maybe -- depends on the Pet Scan.

Hugs, Joy


  1. What a beautiful picture of Margaret! She is just gorgeous. I'm going to have to start visiting the person that gives her facials! Actually, its probably genetics, so facials wouldn't do me any good. Margaret is just a natural beauty.

    Jackie is not a bad dog! She is a little sweetie pie. She was very well behaved when I was there. She greeted me with lots of tail wagging, but no barking and no jumping. She didn't want to lay on her back and let me rub her tummy, but she knew I would be horribly hurt if I didn't get to rub her sweet little tummy. She stayed right beside me when I was doing pattern work and tried really hard not to trip me. She didn't have any accidents either. She walked me to the door when I left. She sounds like a perfect dog to me. You need to stop talking bad about that baby or she is going to have to come home with me! I'll just slip her into my sewing bag and carry her out to the car. She and Jasper would have a ball playing together.

    Hey, cheesecake is good for us. It is CHEESEcake. Cheese is a dairy food and dairy foods are good for us. You wouldn't have had one bit of real dairy in that meal without the CHEESEcake. No, the cheese on your plate didn't count; it was processed cheese which isn't real dairy food. Besides, it makes up for all the strawberry shortcake that you force on me in the summer.
    Hugs, Phylly

  2. Looks like you girls had a wonderful time together.
    What a pretty spring blouse you have added to your wardrobe. It looks Great up against that pretty black pup. Her coat looks so soft. Is her fence ready and will she be going to Kingston this time? Looks like old man winter is rolling back in for awhile. It sure will be nice when spring comes and you and Jackie can spend some time outside.
    I hope Jerry is doing well and the treatment this week will not have any bad side effects.
    Keep smiling.

  3. That top looks VERY nice you!!! I love the fabric with the flowers and writing on it...I think it's writing. Jackie is growing fast and looks like a big teddy bear!!!

  4. I love your new top! I'd never have given that pattern a second glance had I not seen how flattering it looks on a real person (we all know how deceptive those line drawings can be! LOL)


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