Complete Miss Today

Sorry, guys, combination of being in training all this week and a big project my boss handed me that had to be done last night had me completely forgetting that I needed to write something for today. Ooops!

I’d write something now, but it’s another day of training I need to head off for. So how’s summer been going for all of you?  Mine has been busy so far, not too hot (yeah!!!). My menopause hot flashes are somewhat restrained as long as I remember to take all my super-vitamins and telomere B support thingies. This is the main reason I hate summer, hot flashes on top of heat.  All night long is a roll under the covers and back out of the covers sideshow, even with the minor malfunction of my internal thermostat.

I’m still wearing Parfums DelRae Wit pretty much nonstop. We ran out of it late last week, and I’ve been bereft waiting for another bottle to come in.  It’s ridiculous.  How about you, any summer perfume that’s become your go-to?

Oh, hey, I forgot, one of my latest knitting projects.  The red is difficult to get right in photos, but this is a deep ruby red, blue tones in it, which is the only red a pink-cheeked blonde like me can wear. I adore it, it’s one of my favorite things I’ve made so far.  The pic below I took while it was blocking. I need to take another one to show how great this color of red can be for blondes.

red shawl

  • Tiffanie says:

    Your beautiful shawl makes me wonder how many knitters are perfume bloggers (and readers), too. My first knitted shawl was a Shetland triangle. I’m trying to finish a Hitchhiker shawl, but garter stitch sometimes makes me grind my teeth.

  • That is one gorgeous shawl! I love when my worlds collide, Fiberarts and perfume. My grandmother made lots of hibiscus flower water, sweet and iced cold, she said it helped her!

  • Laurels says:

    I can’t even keep up with reading blogs lately, so I’m in no position to judge.

    That shawl is gorgeous. One of these days, I’ll learn how to knit. (My aging eyes are starting to make embroidery difficult.)

  • Tatiana says:

    Wow! You have mad knitting skills!! That is beautiful! Never really understood how to block anything I knitted, so my end results always looked, well home made.
    I’ve been all over the map on scents. Trying to wear more of my samples and decants. Some days I end up with something that doesn’t suit my mood or just isn’t me and I end up scrubbing and wearing nothing at all. I don’t seem to have the energy to select a second fragrance in one morning.

  • jaime says:

    That shawl looks gorgeous!
    No need to apologize for being busy! We are all here for when you have time to update us. 🙂

  • Linda W. says:

    Gorgeous to the power of 1000!!! Medicinel garlic caps will regulate the hot flashes 🙂 :-)I always need the light florals from AG, Andy T`s Orange Star… Crabtree & Evelyn florals ( Wisteria is toast 🙁 ) Soivohle and DSH 🙂 NEED to get SSS in my life!!

  • Donna K. says:

    Gorgeous shawl! I knit but can’t follow intricate patterns like you do. A couple of thoughts regarding hot flashes — Black Cohosh, a natural tincture made from a type of bark. Some medical docs think it can damage the liver but for all the research I’ve done, I can’t find any info to substantiate this. It takes a couple of weeks to kick in, but it helps me. The other thing I do is keep a fan running on low during the night, year round. If the indoor air is stagnant, hot flashes kick in. Enough about that. I’ve been wearing Sonoma Scent Studio Velvet Rose and wherever I go, I hear, “what smells so good?”.

  • Tara C says:

    Love blue-reds and that shawl! Summer has been lovely here, I am enjoying all kinds of different scents out of the depths of my cupboards that I had forgotten about, as well as a few new things. Life is good.

  • einsof says:

    ah my pink cheeked cousin… i understand we look good in this shade of red… i think it’s the whole red lipstick dilemma… does this make me look all Mary Magdalene; and if so, isn’t that a good thing? 😉

    gonna don some today (um, red color, not lipstick. then again, who would know and isn’t that a good thing?) in honor of you beautiful art!

  • Janice says:

    The shawl is gorgeous!

    I agree about Wit, and in fact I’m probably part of the reason you ran out. I’ve been keeping my decant close at hand… It’s lovely stuff.

  • Portia says:

    WOW!! Shawl envy.
    Portia xx

  • Lynne Marie says:


    I’d love to see the actual color of that gorgeous shawl – you knit that??? It’s amazing! Red is such a funny color. Like you, I’m a blue-eyed, pink cheeked blonde and can only wear reds with blue undertones. My daughter is a green-eyed brunette who looks fabulous in orangey/tomato-y reds that look absolutely horrid on me! Summer is my slow season at work so I’ve been tearing through the house, cleaning and reorganizing from top to bottom 🙂

  • Hey, no worries, Patty, lots of folks I know are positively avalanched with work/life/health issues/etc. That red shawl is sooo gorgeous! My own work is so crazy right now (and for the rest of the summer–I can’t take any time off and may even have to come in for a couple of Saturdays) that I usually run out of the house without any fragrance on at all. Luckily, I keep a couple of decants in my desk drawer, but the selection is sparse. I know the hot-flash drill with the bedding, and am so glad I am finally past it! Good luck with all of your projects.