Saturday, July 25, 2009

The computer is back up and running!

We broke the charger to Mom's laptop.... oops!
So I had no access to my pictures, no way to download my new ones, and no way to get my embroidery files to my card- that didn't stop me from sewing though.

Here's the maxi dress I made for me- with much more projects to come!
I'm so productive when I'm here. Judy helps feed the kids, Mom helps bathe them, Dylan keeps William preoccupied, Liz and Sharon keep me company, the girls play, Mom buys me loads of fabric... it's awesome! This is our last weekend in Dallas... so it's a little bittersweet. I'm sad to leave my family, but I'm very anxious to see Jerry and my kitty cats!

I really like this maxi dress- I've been wanting one really bad and this one suits me pretty good. The pattern is McCall's 5843- I made the view with all the ruffles!
I almost left them off so that I didn't have to do the extra work, but I'm so glad I did them. They're really cute. I like that I can wear a regular bra with this style and it's super comfortable. I'm not crazy about the fabric (from Hancocks), but this is all I could find in a 60 inch wide cotton fabric. Ironically enough, it's the same fabric that's shown in the pattern photo- except in blue. I can't wait until I wash it about 100 times and it softens up... then I think I'll really like it!

As you can see in the photo- I broke my index finger on my right hand this week. It still hurts pretty bad... but it's not keeping me from doing everything.
And... I look really doofy in these pictures because I can't see! My contacts are being temperamental and I've been wearing my glasses exclusively- but I didn't want to wear them in my pictures.... stupid.

I'm currently working on Hailey's birthday outfits... one down and one to go.


Jenn said...

Love the dress! Sorry about your finger - hope you heal quickly.

Mom said...

Love this dress. Pictures don't do it justice.

denise anderson said...

The dress looks great. Hope your finger gets better soon.