This is what I've gotten done, so far, on this dress that I'm going to donate for the charity auction. I see some of my smocking stitches that don't look so good. It's funny how the camera shows you things you can't see in front of you, or at least that's how it is for me. I have never gone by a smocking pattern. I guess I probably should.
I plan to use this floral fabric to make piping and to line the dress. I've had a couple of my facebook friends tell me that if I make a size 5 they may show up at the auction to bid. I was thinking a 5 would be a good size anyway, because, then, if someone has a smaller child, they might still bid on it to put up until the child grows into it. But, if I make it really small, only people with little bitties will bid.
I actually plan, as of right now, to make the dress reversible. I may change my mind as I get into it. I am pretty much designing this dress as I go. I know in my mind what I want it to look like, and, of course, there are no patterns like what I'm seeing. Therefore, who knows what it will end up like. This is pretty much how I make all of my things. I have had people tell me that I should start a business in which I design the children's clothing and hire people to sew for me. That would be fun, but I would have to do the sewing some, as well.
I want to apologize to those of you who have been commenting on my blog lately. I have not had much time on the computer, and I'm way behind in replying to comments. I love comments, so keep them coming. I promise I'll get back to you soon.
I've been busy smocking, as you see.
My mom has had a rough week, so I've been going more than once a day most days.
I am in charge of a skit that our children are doing in church on Sunday to remind our members to bring in cans of soup on Super Bowl Sunday. I wrote the skit and I've had to tweak it twice so far, once to include another little girl who has started coming, and another time to take out two little girls who haven't been there in weeks.
And, my cousins' aunt (on their dad's side) died, so one of my cousins and his wife from out of town came up and stayed with us. I am so glad they did. This is my cousin who is just 2 years younger than I am. He, his sister, who is slightly older than I am, and I played together all the time when we were kids, that is when we weren't fighting. I remember getting into an actual fist fight with him once. I would tell you that I won, but I don't want to embarrass him! LOL Most of the time 2 of us would gang up on the other one and just be mean for a day or two. We played like we were the Three Stooges a lot. I guess that was a fairly appropriate thing for us to play!!! We don't get to see them often.
I've known my cousin's wife as long as I can remember, and have been friends with her forever. That's one great thing about a small town; you know everybody. We used to go out to her house when we were teens, when it snowed. She lived on top of a very tall hill. We would sled, play football in the snow (it really used to snow a lot more here than it does now), go in and play ping pong, and just hang out in her basement. Fun memories.
My sister is coming today. She'll be here through the weekend. When she's here, I don't visit Mother as often because she does, so maybe I'll get more done on my sewing. I cannot sew a stitch more, though, until I straighten up my sewing room.
I only have a little bit of time to work in my sewing room before it's time for Mother's lunch, so I'd better go.
My darling Max......
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