Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Visiting, Dresses, Hearts...
August is definitely my very most favorite month of the entire year. It is the month I gave birth to my beautiful daughter. She just celebrated her birthday and I got to spend it with her and my two beautiful granddaughters too. Here we are being silly and enjoying a very large craft store! From the left is Amy 25, me "old", Jenifer 48, Amber 28.
My daughter treated all four of us to a Chris Isaak concert at the Grove in Anaheim. If you remember him he is still fabulous and a great entertainer. His song "Wicked Games" still sounds so good and he can still hold a note forever! We also had dinner before the show and it was delicious. Thank you my sweet loving daughter. You are the BEST!!!
I finally have my sewing machine back and repaired. The first project I did was to enhance the shower curtain in the new downstairs bathroom. Mr. C did not like how the ceiling brackets showed white above the grey fabric curtain. So off to my favorite store to buy black lace. I have resolved the bracket showing issue and also have a very beautiful custom curtain now.
Mr. C approves of this designer look. I like how it all ties in together.
The next thing I did with my repaired sewing machine was sew the three dresses I had cut out and ready to complete for Dress a Girl Around the World. My friend Donna of Brynwood Needleworks is collecting dresses and thankfully extended the deadline to this coming Friday. I had all three sewn and mailed by last Saturday.
I am making these dresses larger for the tween girls. I am having fun with mixing up pockets and armhole bindings. Sometimes you can use up the smallest bits of fabrics in such a great way.
This dress is one of my favorites even though it is the one I was sewing when my machine had it's metal on metal horrific crash. I merely unstitched and began again with much care. This fabric is quite wide so maybe a girl who has a little more body than the others will like this dress.
Now what are these you ask? Did you ask? Well, in my many peruses on this vast internet I came across this...The Preemie Project. I was telling my dry cleaning lady (Wendy) about my sewing escapades with dresses and these hearts I wanted to sew. On my next visit Wendy very kindly and generously gave me fabrics she has kept from when her girls were little. She hoped I would sew dresses and hearts and let her be a part of the giving. These are 31 hearts ranging in size from 5" to 8" and they are all made from Wendy's fabrics. Thank you Dear Wendy. These Developmental Hearts will make families with Preemies feel part of their special care. I will continue with more dresses next.
I enjoyed my time in So Cal with my girls. It really does go by so quickly. Mr. C was kind enough to drive me to and from the airport and the traffic is worse than ever! Thank you Mr. C.
Our weather is triple digit HOT and still so very scary and DRY. We have fires that break out every day and yet so far we remain safe in our home. I am so very thankful for all firefighters and support people and equipment. I don't mind paying twice every year for fire services (please don't ask...it's complicated). After all we do live in a forest!
Loving August Always...Staying busy in this wonderful Summer...and Smiling...