I've already needed my coat in the early mornings and evenings, but I'm still making due with cardigans in the daytime. This one is a heavy, acrylic beast.
I had several tops like this when they were current, my favourite being in various shades of green. I wore it to death under a green/blue flannel shirt for the better part of autumn/winter 1978/79. That might have been the closest I ever got to a uniform, but it got me dressed and off to school without much fuss. That was the same year I had my hair cut short and permed into tight curls. It looked okay after it finally relaxed. That was my one and only perm, but it was wash-n-go. I always was good at time management with respect to my appearance. If I ever had to spend more than fifteen minutes getting dressed (including makeup) I'd quit doing it.
1970's space-dyed cowl-neck sweater-Goodwill
1970's acrylic cardigan-Goodwill
1970's suede skirt-can't remember
Tooled leather bag-Goodwill
I received a care package from the lovely Beth Waltz this week. It was my favourite type-chocolate velvet and ice-blue peppermint rhinestones. Some people need food to survive-I thrive on sparkles. Thank you so much for thinking of me Beth, I adore it all. I had just been mourning the demise of my brown velvet coat when Beth read my mind.
I had to cover the garden with a fleece last evening as we dipped into the 30's overnight. I've harvested the large tomatoes, but the cherry tomato bushes are still producing like mad, so I'll try to keep them alive as long as possible. Danny won a canning/preserving award at the fair last summer and today the vouchers for free jars arrived. Just in time-we have some chutney-making scheduled for today and tomorrow. Thank you all for your green tomato suggestions. We'll be trying a curry, and frying up some slices for dinner. I baked a green tomato pie which really did taste like apple. I'll probably put together another and freeze it unbaked to use at Thanksgiving.
Hope mid-week is treating you well.