Saturday, May 10, 2008

A dress for Annie

The daughter of my good friend Maureen is graduating from 8th grade this year. Of course, they have bought the dress. Of course, said daughter no longer loves the dress. Hmmm... reminds me of my own daughter. Now that's another long story - Maureen's dd and my own are like two peas in a pod, just different ages. Anyway, I offered to make a dress for Annie. We went fabric and pattern shopping at JoAnn's this weekend and this is what she picked out. I am making the sleeveless version in a dark pink poly charmeuse with a silver lining. I worked on the muslin this afternoon and will probably finish that tomorrow.

I am also working on finishing my kitty cat purse while I teach another friend (actually, a daughter of a friend) to make one.

And, I bought some twill to make a pair of shorts, so I hope I get some sewing done in the next couple of days.

I've been going by to see my dad every day and it is wonderful that he is only 2 miles from my house now instead of 45. He loves the care facility that he is staying at and so do all of us. It is like a nice big home and everything is tastefully done and the people who work there are all very friendly and conscientious. They also have excellent food, which Dad is all over. I take the little Dobster over to visit dad several times a week and he loves that. He has always been an animal lover. Things are settling down a little bit now, but I still have a lot of legal and financial things to get taken care of.

Oh, and Paula tagged me with a literary meme.
Here's the deal:
1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

OK, the nearest book to me is Ending Your Day Right by Joyce Meyer.
You are downcast because you are looking at your problems, and this only makes you feel worse. Sometimes you are tempted to say, "Oh, what's the use?" and just give up. But God is waiting for you to lift up your eyes and look to Him for help
Hmmm... a good thing for me to keep in mind right now. I'll still have to think about 5 people. It seems that most of the bloggers I know have already been tagged.


Elaray said...

How kind of you to make a dress for Annie! She chose a really cute pattern. I'm glad to hear your dad is settled in to a comfortable living arrangement.

Marji said...

That's a cute dress. What a generous thing for you to do, especially with all that you've got going on right now.
Hope you had a wonderful mothers day

Maureen said...

Gals, she is BEYOND generous!!! Not only is she making my persnickity daughter (whom I adore:) a one-of-a-kind dress, she spent her Saturday helping us pick out the fabric and the pattern and all the she has an incredible eye for putting fabric and patterns together....but you all know that!

Thanks Nancy!!!!!!! (count 'em...7!)