Swimming lessons started for the youngest two this week. I have 4 dresses to make for children in a wedding this week. The grandmother who brought me the material didn't bring me the right size pattern for one. After spending time over the weekend cutting the other three patterns apart, I decided to work on those dresses and go to JoAnn's on Thursday morning and get the last pattern on sale. My goal for the first three dresses was to cut out all the pieces today. I accomplished this before leaving to take the children to swim lessons.
All the dresses basically will have brown bodices with pink skirts. This brown ribbon with pink dots will be the straps for the arms. I think they are going to be very cute.
I was excited because I also got one of the bodices together tonight. I found out she didn't bring me the zippers needed for them also. The smallest two don't need zippers, but the bigger two do. I will put the smaller two together and what I can of the larger one I have cut out and then try to wait until Thursday to pick up the zippers.
Captain Cool helped me clean and rearrange our three floor to ceiling bookshelves. They are chocked full. Actually, overflowing. I took 10 boxes of books last year to the library sale. He helped me pack away a huge rubbermaid tote of school books to sell. We still couldn't fit all the books on the shelves. It does look neater though and I can get to things easier. A friend came over this afternoon and I helped her with some card making. We also browsed recipe books. I had a yard full of children swimming in our small pool. After supper the youngest two and I worked in the garden. I was able to bring in some more cucumbers and a mess of rhubarb. The General is in bed sick with the virus I had last week.
Sew Long for Now!