I think I need to add a little more 'vein' to the left leaf on the top picture. Other than that, I'm pretty pleased with the way the coat is looking so far. I have to hand sew the label down and sew the lining back down and I'll be finished. Woohoo! Now I just have to come up with a price for it......
The other day I got a surprise package in the mail ~~
It was a fabulous gift from Detroit Edison, for having completed an online energy survey. This is a win-win for me. I found ways to cut my energy use as well as actually seeing which appliances are energy hogs. In the gift box were 5 of the new lightbulbs, water reducing aerators for the kitchen faucet, bathroom faucet and shower head, a night light, and safety plugs for outlets. I put the bathroom faucet aerator on right away -- works like a charm. I'd been without an aerator there for at least a year. Kind of embarrassing. The night light came in the nick of time as the light bulb on my old one died out that night -- coincidence??
I'm starting to feel the pressure -- taxes are due next week and I haven't really started yet. Yikes! Looks like I'll be working on them this weekend. I bet you've already gotten your refund and have spent it, right???