After posting this picture yesterday, I looked at it closely and realized the bottom tier did not look like it was sewn on evenly. I thought, "Surely, I didn't mess up that badly. It must just be the way the photo looks." But, I was wrong. When I looked at the dress I saw that I had indeed sewn the bottom tier on unevenly.
The solution was to take the bottom tier off. I had to regather it. I actually decided to make the dress slightly shorter, so I took a little bit of length off the top tier. I already had the bottom tier hemmed and didn't really want to do that over. Anyway, I evened up the top tier, regathered, and resewed the bottom tier to the top tier. It seems as if I must really like the words, "top tier" and "bottom tier" since I typed one or the other of them 7 times (if I counted correctly) in these two short paragraphs.
It still looks a little uneven in this photograph, but I promise it isn't. I measured carefully this time.
Once again, I need to follow my own motto, which is, "Take your time, so you don't waste your time." Just think, I could have had the other knock-off of this dress done by now. Oh well, one of these days, I'll learn. By the way, the other copy of this dress is going to be red and slightly different.
Mother up-date: She was calmer last night, except when I was ready to leave. She started crying and said she was so homesick that she couldn't stand it. She also said that she missed her baby daughter (that's me, by the way) because no one will bring her to see her. She knows that I am her daughter, but she sometimes thinks that I am still a little girl who needs new shoes and is doing badly in school. I convinced her that I bought "Julia" some new shoes and that shes made straight "A's" on her grade card! Sure I did!
Today she was so groggy that I could barely get her to eat or talk or even stay awake. Do you think they have given her some kind of medicine to cause her to be this way? Maybe, I'm not sure, but I would rather see her this way than to see her upset, crying, etc....
2 meds have been increased rather than decreased. One med was taken away, and one has been decreased. I am still frustrated. The plan is to leave her in this unit till Monday so that her UTI is being closely monitored and then bring her back to the nursing home where they will welcome her back with open arms (so there nurse who said that they wanted "rid" of her) and try to get her doctor there to work on decreasing some of her meds. At least it's worth a try.
Thanks for all of the well wishes for her. I am dealing with this nurse's comment by talking to the nursing home administrator, and on Monday I will talk to the administrator of the unit she's in now. I hope to get a chance to talk to this nurse, calmly, and let her know how her comment made me feel.
Observing Memorial Day...
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