Shanti, I tried to send you a picture of this outfit but every time I tried the email would not let me. So I decided to put it here so you get to see it. The top is made of silk with a cotton lining. The shorts are made of the cotton lining with a flap made of the silk. This piece of silk is one I have been saving for about ten years. I used to sew of a lady in New York City. She would send me the cloth and I would make the dress for her Barbe doll and then I could keep the left over cloth and this was one such piece. I saved it until I found a special use for it and this was it!! I knew you and her mother would know what a lovely piece of silk it is. I hope Dhyana likes it. This is the back and the shorts. As soon as I get the elastic for the waist I’ll send it on to you.
Today, spring returned so we got a chance to work in the gardens again. Norman cultivated the corn, fertilized, it and then mulched it. The corn is 8 to 10 inches high now and growing so well. I thinned the beets and got enough greens to have a steamer full for dinner and a quart of blanched greens to freeze. Then I picked a crisper full of lettuce for tonight’s supper salad and some for tomorrow, and an onion for the salad. I love getting my meals from the garden. Then Norman planted the new lettuce and I sewed Gina’s shorts set, I have just one seam left to sew and her outfit will be done also. Tomorrow we go to Murphyfreesboro to see the Doctor and get Norman’s shot in his eye. It will take most of the afternoon to get his eye sight back to normal so we will take it easy the rest of the day. Then on Thursday it is back to the garden and get as much of the weeding done that we can, Have a great day.