Sunday, April 28, 2013

My DD at prom!!!!

Ohhhhh to make a mama proud!!!  I was sooo honored that my DD wanted me to make her prom dress.  I mean I make her Sunday church dresses and her birthday dresses but for her to want me to make her dress for such a special occasion, I was deeply touched!  She and I had already been pattern shopping and she finally had decided on her pattern.  It was a Very Easy Vogue pattern.  I have made clothes from Vogue patterns but not in a long time so I was thankful when it said it was "Very Easy Vogue".  We ordered the pattern and when it came, I was anxious to see the details for the dress.

In a moment of panic after reading the fabric suggestions, I quickly went to Grace and asked her how much did she REALLY want this particular pattern.  She said that was her dream dress for prom because they were having a "Greek Theme" for prom and this was what she envisioned.  She questioned me why.  I told her the dress was to be made out of KNIT FABRIC!!!   I mean...I asked her 4X if this was THE dress she had to have. here was why I was questioning her to make a long story short.  I had not sewn on knit fabric in over 23 of my 26years of sewing.  I was extremely nervous about taking on this project as I just didn't want the dress to turn out looking homemade, tacky, or perhaps.....fall apart for some strange reason that I didn't sew it correctly.  Her comment to me was, "Mom.....I trust you.  I love the dresses you make for me and none have ever fallen apart."  Oh my....what faith my wonderful daughter had in me.  Needless to say, we went fabric shopping and she found this navy glittery knit formal fabric.

I got started on it and my poor sewing room had glitter everywhere.  I PRAYED while cutting it out.  I PRAYED while I sewed the dress.  I PRAYED for every fitting I had her do.  I PRAYED for even the last fitting and hemming it all.  So you see, don't tell me that prayer doesn't work because IT DOES!!!  I tell people that God made this dress.....not me.  He just guided my hands for the entire dress.  I was sooooo thankful when it was done and over with.  It wasn't a hard dress to sew.  Don't get me wrong.  I just DON'T LIKE TO SEW KNIT FABRIC OUTFITS.  However, I did make a comment to my best friend that I might .....MIGHT.....consider making it again for myself to wear to one of the formals that my husband sometimes goes to and I get to go as well.

So without waiting any she is.  My baby girl.....all grown up to be a BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!

And I just HAD to get a "fun self portrait" of the 2 of us!  Of all days for me to NOT put makeup myself.....that will teach me!

Her dad said he didn't remember seeing the pattern but his comment when she came down the stairs was, "WOW!  WOW!"   Then Grace turned around and I saw his eyebrows raise a lot and another "WOWWW!" was said!  His little girl......all grown up!!!

You made me soooo proud Grace!!!!  I was the one who felt sooo honored that you wanted me to make your prom dress!

Thank you everyone for taking the time to ready my blog!  I promise to get some xstitching pictures uploaded!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

YEAHHH....a finish and other happenings......

Oh my stars......WHERE has the time gone to since my last post.  First of all, I apologize for being so negligent on posting my finishes and other happenings.

First and big finish as of Friday March 29.  I finished stitching Kathy Bungard's Tulip Praise from my German SAL yahoo group.  Here is the finished piece but forgive my photography as I realized after resizing my picture that the right side of my stitched piece is slightly crooked.  I PROMISE ..... I DID NOT STITCH IT THAT WAY!  I just forgot to straighten the fabric when photographing before we left to go out to dinner.  So without any delay here she is:

I would love to stitch on this piece while watching TV late at night.  I could just get into the mode of going right along sometimes without having to follow the chart.  Don't you just LOVE those kind of projects???  I know I do sometimes.  Kathy also has a website if you are interested in looking at more of her designs.  It is here:

I've also finished stitching several other smalls but haven't gotten around to taking pictures of them yet so you will just have to wait til another day here soon for me to show you those.

And where did all that time go in between my posts????  Well we did take a family vacation to California to go to Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Disneyland and California Adventures also located next to Disneyland.  The only downside to our week long family vacation was that I had a bad cold that had started out only as a little cold but grew to be worse while we were gone.  Thank goodness for a Target being so close to our hotel so I could go get some Nyquil to help me get over it.  But overall, our trip was great because we got to spend it together as a family......laughing, joking, and overall HAVING LOTS OF FUN!!!

So until I can get those other smalls photographed up, I will continue to xstitch on more goodies and tomorrow is the big day for me to cut out my daughter's Prom Dress to make up this weekend.  I also want to do some finishing on some ornaments that I've stitched.  That way I'm not having to do all the finishing at the last minute.  Some are mine and some will be presents.

That is about it for now.  I am off to start stitching a new project to be a birthday gift.  Hmmmm  wonder what it is???  Who is the designer?????

Happy Stitching!