I decided to go with the 11 oz. Rayon Jersey in Black. I like the feel of it and I figure I can regulate my temperature by throwing on or taking off a robe or wrap. I think I’m going to trim it with some Ice Blue jersey that has since sold out. I have the header, and it will be perfect for the trim. I think I may also make a set in Peacock Rayon Jersey with self trim, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself, so I’ll start with the black.
So how about you? What fabric and patterns are you guys using?
Parting Story: Poor Mary
A few years ago, my then choir director, Ryan, who is now the number two guy at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, asked me to do a solo for Christmas called “Poor Mary”
“Poor Mary”, Ann Steeves, Soprano, and Ryan Murphy, Piano
“Poor Mary” was written by Katherine K. Davis, who is best known for “The Little Drummer Boy”. This is one of her least known works. But Renee Fleming sang it with the MoTab (thanks for that, Becky!) back in 2006 or so. Ryan, who is one of the world’s best musicians (and I’m not exaggerating when I say that), pulled together the melody line for me, and improvised the piano accompaniment.
So with that as the background, I get calls every year around this time from people who are dying to do that song and want the music. Alas, I don’t think there is a piano reduction anywhere. We just wung that mother. However, if anyone is looking for any of Katherine K. Davis’ works, she left them all to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, MA. I’d give them a call and see if they have a copy available.
Happy singing and sewing!