Monday, July 10, 2006

I was looking at my post for yesteday. Either y'all except me as the true Southerner I am or no one cares what bad grammar I used in that first sentence.

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!


Ruth said...

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the finished dresses! You do nice work.

Cindi said...

Ah, Ruth your so sweet. Thank you.

lindiepindie said...

So now I have a question for you. Do you enjoy sewing for others as much as you enjoy sewing for yourself? Someone asked me to help them make curtains, and I am so unmotivated as I work on them.

My kiddos have been in swimming lessons all summer and it has stretched our schedule to it's limit. I know they love it, but I'll be glad when we are back to our post summer schedule.

I hope your hubby feels better soon.

Cindi said...

Linda almost always I enjoy sewing for others. I do get a little sad sometimes because there are only so many hours in my day and that leaves little time for real creative projects. I have been trying to work those in. I am still plodding away on my purple surprise. I am going to make myself a new apron or two soon. I still have my pattern for the wallet over here that I want to do for me. It is the best "job" I could have right now though. I make my own hours. Work at my own pace. I get to work in my pj's if I want.