First I want to let you know that I GOT MY SEWING MACHINE BACK!!!!! It is FIXED!!!! I am so happy. It may seem silly to some, but it's like I've had a sick family member who has come out of intensive care and is going to make a full recovery!!! I haven't had a chance to sew on it yet, but my sewing machine guy (who is my new hero) tells me it works perfectly!!!!!
Lil"E wants to be an undersea fairy for Halloween. Of course, my first thought was using blues, greens, maybe purples, but not for Lil"E. She wants PINK, her new favorite color. It was purple. So, it dawned on me that seashells are pinkish. I made the bodice in the shape of a shell using this shiny (no sparkles - they hurt and itch!) satiny fabric that was in the box of fabrics that my friend gave me.I added some shimery white sheer organza type fabric that I had in my stash, left over from making angel wings for church. I bubbled the skirt and inserted satiny seashells and "pearls" (plastic beads) so that she'll make pearly noises (whatever that is) when she twirls.
Next, is the Hedwig the owl costume (Harry Potter's pet), and Luna Lovegood and Fleur Delacour (both Harry Potter characters) for the sisters in Connecticut. Luna and Fleur actually wear real clothes. I plan to make their costumes so that they can really wear them if they choose.
Can you believe that I have strep throat again? At least I think it's strep. I haven't been to the doctor, but I called my friend who is a physician's assistant. She called medicine in for me. I thought I was just exhausted from teaching and all the other stuff I've had to do this week. Yesterday, I got a really bad headache, though, and realized my throat hurt, too. When I looked at it, I saw those white spots on my tonsils that look strepish. So, I am staying home from church this morning and doing computer stuff so I can rest. My sister has been here this week. I sure hope she doesn't get strep because with her COPD that would not be good. I can't miss school because there is TOO MUCH TO DO to get ready for a sub and it is more trouble than it is worth most of the time!!!! I'm going to try to get some school stuff done today on the computer.