Let's see what happened this week...Yesterday I finished the pouch above. This is the "tall" version from the new Zip Pouches pattern. I left the B piece off and added pintucks spaced 0.75" apart to the front side. The buttons are 7/8" mushroom top buttons covered in a beautiful peacock blue dupioni silk.
The fabric is Robert Kaufman's Essex cotton/linen blend in black, which is really a mix of dark grey/black threads. I wonder if one thread is cotton and other linen, or if both threads are a mixture of fibers? Who knows...if you do, please tell!
The main thing this week was launching the new pattern:
I think I've already shown all the ones I've made from this pattern so far. But I'm still feeling into zippers, so maybe there will be new ones this coming week!
On the home front, the dog went to get her teeth cleaned and what seemed to be a fatty lump taken off her leg, but the lump ended up being a mast cell tumor, which is a type of skin cancer. :0[
So they took a good bit of her fur suit along with the tumor to make sure to get all the bad cells. Ouch! She is a FrankenDog now, but she's doing really great and was back to acting like her normal self the very next day. Dogs are SO amazingly resilient.
Anyway, if you have a pet and they ever have to have surgery and will need to wear the Cone of Shame, consider heading to the nearest pet store and getting one of these inflatable ones.
Even though the cone has improved a lot, it's still a terrible contraption and I think the standard response is either depression or anxiety. So pretty soon the anxiety set in and while I tried to maintain a calm, placid, it's-gonna-be-ok demeanor with her, I started feeling anxious too when she didn't want to rest quietly as instructed by the vet.
But once I put this inflatable donut around her neck we both breathed a sigh of relief. She actually likes this thing. When I took her outside for the very short walk she is allowed, she pranced around the block to show it off, and has been laying down snoozing peacefully on her new neck pillow while she recovers.