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GailAnn | Posted in Patterns on

Summer in the City, What shall we wear when it’s dirty and gritty?

I notice the predicted high today will by 93 degrees, with humidity closing in on 100% as thuderstorms approach, in the late afternoon………


Edited 6/3/2008 10:08 am ET by GailAnn


  1. MaryinColorado | | #1

    Ah, we have a poetess in our midst!  Love it! 

    Natural fibers and loose flowing styles work best for me!  We hit 97 yesterday, I keep having to take my walks earlier and earlier.  Hmmm, maybe I'll have to switch to evenings, but it's such a great start to my day!  Guess I could go buy a flashlight and get my lovadore/labradore a guard dog to protect us...and head out at 0:dark thirty a.m.  I love summer though, it's my happy time.  Mary

    Edited 6/3/2008 11:52 am by MaryinColorado

    1. rodezzy | | #2

      Likewise on the natural fibers and loose fitting stuff, MaryinColorado!!!

      I just made a great top of lightweight linen for the hot weather.  I have some other loose fitting garments I will make, soon.  It was 83 in Chicago yesterday.  Today is humid, albeit, predicted 10 degrees cooler.  But, the sky is dark and the bad weather is on the way.  It is predicted to be 88 by Thursday.  So I guess I had better get busy, Summer is Here!!!!  giggle

      I should sew something tonight for the summer heat.  I have several patterns that I can whip out.

      1. MaryinColorado | | #4

        You go girl!  Your linnen top sounds perfect for these warm sunny days!  I just found out that my grand daughter doesn't have a single pair of shorts that fit her.  I feel a shopping trip coming on....now, if I can just convince her to go to the fabric store instead of the mall.....or maybe when she sees the prices she will be motivated to sew several pair for herself, instead of buying few.  Wish me luck!!!  She still hasn't made that skirt we bought the fabric and pattern for last winter!  She's a busy gal though, with school, activities, and babysitting. 

        1. rodezzy | | #5

          Yea, she sounds very busy.  Maybe you can make a couple pair for her.  That's probably what she really wants, grand mommy to make her some shorts with your special touch. giggle!

          1. MaryinColorado | | #6

            Maybe I'll embroider "my grandpa has a big gun, so keepa you hands off"  or "trespassers will be shot on sight" on them!  ha ha   Maybe we'll go shopping this afternoon to see what style, length, fabrics she likes this year.  14 is such a delicate but wonderful age, it seems as if I blinked and she went from a little girl in pink tutus playing with her dolls and suddenly became a young lady interested in make up, sports, jewelry, and perish the thought...boys!   Yikes~

          2. rodezzy | | #7

            That is so cute.  ROFLING (rollover on floor laughing).  My grand daughter will be 16 on July 3.  Her sister was 10 in Jan.  The 16 yr old hit me up for money this past weekend for her hair.  She is very pretty.  Thank the Lord shes smart.  She's a book worm, but trendy.  You two should have fun shopping.  She sounds so cute and delightful. 

          3. MaryinColorado | | #12

            She is so preciouse to me and to so many others, always very considerate and loves finding ways to help others.  Today after Colorguard practice, she brought my neighbor's two little girls to my house to play for several hours.  She decided this on her own because "the girl's parents work opposite hours and don't get to spend much time alone together".  She refused to let them pay her for it as it wasn't "babysitting" since they were home and didn't ask her to. 

            We've had to have several "talks" with my grandsons because they treat her as if she's thier mother even though she is the middle child.  They take advantage of her good nature and organizational skills.  Sometimes it feels as if we are going against the typical male nature of thinking females are put on this earth to serve them.....hopefully they will learn to appreciate and respect women.  It worked with our son so there's hope for his nephews I guess!!! 

            I hope your grand daughter's hair turned out cute!  My 16 yr. old grandson is a bookworm too, but also loves basketball and running.  He's working as a youth councellor at the recreation center now and also does the scoring for baseball games at night.  He was always so shy and quiet, but has really come out of his shell this past year.  The younger boy (11) is mischievous and charming so he'll keep me on my toes this summer, I hope to have him help me make his brother a quilt.  He's a good kid but really active and needs to be occuppied all the time.

          4. rodezzy | | #14

            Soiunds like you will have a beautiful summer with your beautiful family.  You are very lucky indeed.  I hope the younger one will take to the quilting.  He's still at the age where the machine be enough of an intrigue to get him sewing.  Great kids you have in your family, you must swell with pride all the time, if not, you should.

          5. MaryinColorado | | #15

            Oh, thank you so much!  I am very proud of them, they are all great kids.  They are the reason I still live in Colorado.  We are too close to split up, so that's a good thing.  I love them to pieces!

    2. GailAnn | | #3

      I used to love walking at night.  Walked for almost 20 years.  I was never afraid.  Now, however, I fear, neither the muggers nor rapists, but the uneveness of the walkway!  I'm not sure how many falls my old bones, could stand.  Gail

      1. MaryinColorado | | #8

        I know what you mean there!  I fell about 3 times last winter and it took weeks to recover, thank God I didn't break anything!  There was a slanted snowdrift outside the grocery store and I slid part way under my car.  Embarrassing, especially because it was hard ice and I had one heck of a time getting back up!  I didn't know wether to laugh at my predicament or cry from the pain.  I felt absurd.  This aging business takes alot of practice, and humor.

        I hate to walk on cement.  That's why I like to drive to the lake and walk around it in the grass.  There are lots of baby ducks, geese, turtles, even a loon and a heron.  There's a fascinating woman who looks to be in her late 60's who pulls a canoe off her Subaru and also fishes.  She really impresses me.  I could see myself on the ground with the boat on top or out in the water alone while the boat floats away and a fish hook in my bottom.  Lots of distractions so I don't just think about walking.  Hopefully not so distracting that I forget to watch where I'm going!!!  Mary


        1. GailAnn | | #9

          Women past "a certain age" are fastinating! 

          Just this morning, my sister and I were discussing the brilliant clarity, and knowlege of meaningful things, that comes with menopause.  "Wisening" I think it was once called.

          To quote Sis, "Pity poor men, no matter how old, they just never get it."  Gail

          1. MaryinColorado | | #11

            ha ha ha  How true!  I like that "wisening"....sounds intriquing, like us! 

            I once heard it said that so many of women's problems include the word "men"  such as: men opause, men orhea, men struation, his teria, his terectomy, etc. 

  2. damascusannie | | #10

    You all are just KILLING me! It's still struggling to get into the 70s on a regular basis here. I actually wore capris and a short-sleeved cotton shirt on Sunday and managed work up a minor sweat golfing that afternoon, but since then it's been cold and wet again. The current temp here is 50! I can't wait for my trip to North Carolina in a couple of weeks so that I can wear some summer clothes for a change.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #13

      I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!  I was born in Wisconsin, so I remember how cold it can be.  But what a beautiful state, and you have real seasons there.  Colorado is quite brown and basically we have winter and summer. 

      I guess my dream would be to live near a lake and a forest where it's an average of 80 degrees year round with gentle breezes! 

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