Saturday, June 20, 2015
Sewing in the Red...
I have been very fortunate of late and am spending more time in my sewing room. The other day Mr. C came to me and asked if I had any Red fabric. Hmmm...what type and how much? He didn't specify but I did ask what he needed the fabric to do. Oh...Red for a Flag. Well once again I shopped in my fabrics and Yippee...Red fabric. I decided it would work and I got busy right then. Since I had no real idea what he really wanted or the sizes I just began cutting based on his vague request.
Here is my Mr. C approved Red Flag. It is over 5 feet long and is about 12 inches wide. This is not your normal flag.
He did tell me he needed it to have ties for attaching it to a very tall pole. Done. Now when he goes to Bonneville with the Bub Seven Motorcycle this Summer to once again try for the World record he can attach this flag to one of the many wind stations along the 11 mile course on the salt.
Here is another photo of my pre-washed fabrics and while I have red thread on my machine I have cut this really fun fabric into another Dress a Girl Around the World this time in a size 3-4.
Here is the back of the dress. I remember buying this fabric long ago for the little one inch smiley faces.
Here is the front of the dress and I LOVE it. This really brings a smile to my face. I was able to place the pocket right over the same square and match up the triangles. These dresses are truly fun to sew. I think of the little girl who may receive this and I imagine how her eyes light up with the fun fabric. This makes my heart sing with JOY. I do hope you have checked out the link for Dress a Girl Around the World and joined us in sewing one or many. Now I am off to shop my fabrics for I feel I might just have another dress to sew.
This being Father's Day Weekend I wish all a wonderful love filled family weekend of JOY. I surprised Mr. C yesterday with a day trip to Truckee where we enjoyed a beautiful drive and cooler temperatures. Eating lobster roll lunch out on a shady deck while getting away from the chores and demands of home. We are very blessed and know that our families will be calling on Sunday to wish Mr. C all the best. I saved a bit of his surprise for Sunday. Today he is working (volunteering) in a very dirty hot barn to prepare and ready the motorcycle for Bonneville. He has been spending many hours all ready and there is much more to be done.
Sunday is also the official first day of Summer. We are also celebrating the two year anniversary of Mr. C's trauma accident. A nice quiet day at home taking it easy and spending time together. Not quite as grand as last year when we celebrated his amazing recovery and continued life at the top of the Eiffel Tower watching the sunset. I appreciate the juxtaposition from year to year. Feeling grateful for the life we have. Continuing to focus on the JOY of everyday in June...