I finished the embroidery for the bodice of my almost 4 year old grand-daughter's Christmas dress. Please don't look too closely or with too much of a critical eye. I did not use a pattern. I have taught myself to embroider and don't really know what I'm doing. I really like the blue, off-white and brown together. I decided that Little Miss Riley needs some pearls, too.
I don't know why I make the outfits for my grands in the order that I do. It is different every time and very random. I have planned out, more or less, how I'm going to make each of these little garments. They'll all be different, but will coordinate.
My husband and I went to a meeting at church this afternoon. I've mentioned before that I direct a puppet team at our church, and I am sort of in charge of a Wednesday night get-together that we have mainly for our children, but families, and anyone else who wants to come is invited. We eat together, play together, study together, craft together....... You get the idea. Anyway at this meeting today a couple of people criticized both the puppet team's work and the Wed. night get-together. We have a tiny church and not a lot of kids, but they are all, mostly anyway, very involved in both of these activities. The criticism was mostly that we haven't "GROWN" our youth in numbers. Well darn it, we may not have added kids, but we've added fun stuff for the ones we do have to participate in. The puppet team just started in January and this is our 2nd year for the Wed. night goings-on! I was so upset that I almost left the meeting. I may just finish up what is planned through Christmas and hand it over to those who are so critical. BTW, those folks don't help with either of these activities. One of them is the father of a couple of the kids, though. They always appear to be having fun to me.
I'm sorry, I know this blog is not supposed to be a place for me to rant and rave, but I just feel better typing this and seeing it in print. Whew! Now I can go to bed and sleep.
Tomorrow is another day, a busy one at that. I have a committee meeting to help plan the wearable arts show that our local arts commission sponsors. The next one is in Nov. of 2010. It takes lots of planning. And, my sister is here. And, I need to go get some more stuff for my Christmas sewing.
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