The day that Seamus departed for Germany, his host sister sent him a charming text, "Your room is ready for you" with a picture of his bedroom. They'd put an American flag comforter on the bed as a welcome. Seamus' host family was very kind and he and his host sister became good friends. I really appreciate the care they took, and I especially love how Seamus' host mother packed him a big lunch for the trip home. (They flew Icelandair, which doesn't serve meals on international flights.) Next year, the German children will visit the United States, although they'll be staying in Culpeper, not Charlottesville. I hope Seamus will have a chance to see them.
What else is new? My chigger rash is MUCH better, thank goodness. I am reading an interesting book, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West. At 1,100 pages, it's another ambitious reading project. Definitely not light reading although it doesn't require Ulysses-level effort.
Remember my linen dress disaster? I lopped off everything above the armpits and sewed a simple drawstring casing, thinking I could turn it into a skirt, but that looked terrible too. I think that if I can figure out how to draft a fitted waistband and attach the skirt to it, I might end up with something I can actually wear. I'm also sewing a sleeveless blouse from the leftover scraps. (Simplicity 1364.) The construction is coming along OK, but the gray linen makes it look like an orphanage uniform. Why was I so enamored with that fabric?
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What's going on in your world lately?