Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The best laid plans....

Of course... the weekend just didn't work out the way "I" had planned it out!

I did get a great picture for the Photo Hunt. (Thanks everyone for your comments on that!)

I had informed everyone in the house that it was the Christmas Ornament SAL this weekend, and I would be plopped in my chair stitching!! Did it happen?? NO! I didn't even put stitching needle to stitching fabric until Monday!! And, why is she emphasizing "stitching" needle and fabric?? Because I did put needle and thread to fabric!! Just not in the way I had envisioned!

DD Becca informed me on Friday that she wanted to go to the Winterfest dance on Saturday. Of course, our stipulation was only if you are feeling much better!! (She has been having this 'bug-sinus' thing going on.) Well... as you can imagine, she felt much better on Saturday. When I got home from work, she informed me that she had nothing to wear to the dance. Would I please finish the dress I had started last year, and didn't finish when she didn't go? WHAT? Well... she's my little girl, what could I do? Yes, I finished the dress. All the hand sewing needed to be finished... tacking of the lining around the zipper, tacking the facing down, adding a hook and eye to the top of the zipper, adding the button, and hemming the lining and the dress! All of it was hand stitching, except I did hem the lining on the machine. Here is a picture of my DD in her 'Winterfest' dress:



I'm whipped by this time... so, no stitching on Saturday!

Sunday... Okay... I can stitch the afternoon away on an ornament! Nope... DD's friend needs her formal (for the Women's Ensemble) shortened for the HS Choir Concert on Wednesday -- Fine... I shorten the formal. Not too bad, it's a knit, and I can just mark it, and hem it on the machine.

Son and girlfriend come over after dinner. They have had their picture taken together, and did I want any? Of course!!! When they left, I just decided I would not even try to stitch! I would be sure to mess it up!

I did get my stitching in yesterday... even if DH did take the day off, and we seemed to be running all day! I was able to get my stitching in on the LK 12 Blessings of Christmas. Here is where I am at as of Monday night:



I also managed to 'finish' the LHN Peaches. Here are some photos of the front, and back...





I guess that's it for today... I'm going to work on an ornament... and some exchange pieces, and whatever else I feel like!

Thanks for reading and your comments...

13 comments:

Coonie said...

Myrna, your DD is beautiful in her dress :)

I love the way you finished "peaches", it's gorgeous.

bunnyhead said...

Great finishes and your DD looks great in her dress! You did na amazing job :)

Jenna said...

Becca looks beautiful in her dress! What a great mom you are. :) And yes, I had to zoom in for a look at the framed piece in the background. Very nice. :D

I'm glad that you finally got some stitching time, even if it wasn't over the weekend.

Cindy said...

Your DD looks fabulous in her dress!

The finishing on your LHN is wonderful...and the backing fabric is perfect :)

stitcherw said...

DD looks lovely in her dress, what a beautiful job you did. Your LK blessings is coming right along as well, that will be so cute when it is finished.

Peaches turned out great, I still can't believe the perfect material you found to finish it off with. The way you finished it is unusual too, did you use a box or something for a form somehow?
Sue

Von said...

What a dedicated mom you are! You can consider another project finished with the final touches put into your dd's dress. She looks so happy in the pic. :D

ollie1976 said...

Beautiful dress-love the color!

Vonna said...

Well, I must nominate you for Mother of the year....I can't even believe that you got all that stitching done on a formal dress after work no less! She looks stunning in her dress and what a special memory you both can share!
Great work on your L*K's your close aren't you?!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

What a lovely dress! She looks very pretty going off to her dance:)

I also love how you finished peaches. The backing fabric suits it perfectly!

Cathy said...

Love that finish for Peaches! Your daughter looks beautiful too!

Karin said...

I love your DD's dress! You did a great job on it. Congrats on the finishes as well.

Meari said...

Beautiful dress! I hope she had a good time at the dance.

Tessa said...

Your DD looks just lovely in her dress.
What a weekend you had!
Lizzie*Kate is looking terrific in one big piece.