My dad's new home is just 2 miles from my house. I am so glad that I am off work right now, because I go and see him everyday. He has his good days and bad days, but more good than bad. There is nothing he enjoys more, than spending time with the dog. I think he enjoys that more than spending time with us - I haven't gotten that kind of smile out of him! Of course, I don't lick his face, either.
My dad is very proud of his "new home" and is (most of the time) very happy. He doesn't seem to be in any pain. Although hospice is for those who are dying, it is all about the living. And my dad is living well right now. Praise God.
Maureen brought Annie over yesterday for the final fitting on her dress. It fits her perfectly and there is NO gapping in the zipper. I do not think I will have to do it over. Today I will do the handstitching around the zipper binding and sew on the hook and eye. I think my migraine is finally gone (or at least almost) so I can get some hand sewing done.
Last night I decided to trace the tissue for this Adri dress. We are leaving for Hawaii in less than one month and I'm going to be gone one of the weeks before then. I need clothes that are light weight, fast to make, and pack well. This dress will fit the bill and I am going to make two of them. One out of a rayon crinkle, and the other from a rayon challis. Well, the description said challis, but it does have some kind of a shine to it that I have never seen in a challis before. So, I'm not sure what the fabric is, but it seems to work like a challis and will be great for Hawaii. The first problem I encountered with this dress is that the instructions are missing out of the envelope! I made the top last year, but did not follow the directions because I lined it. I remember that there was something unique in the instructions, but I can't remember what it is! The dress will be simple enough to make without the instructions, but there is a large circle marking near the hip and I'm not sure what that is for. I made a muslin and decided to add vertical darts to the front and back to add a little more shape to the dress. The best part is, it just pulls over your head. No zippers.
I have some paperwork I must do today, but I hope I can squeeze in some sewing and cutting time.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 7:35 AM