Saturday, October 30, 2010

What I've been up to

So, I know, I know. It's been forever. I'm sorry.

Here's a few of the things I've been busy with in my absence.

Sewing a wedding dress for my sister-in-law.

The hem was a little wavy. Wish I knew how to prevent that. But overall, I was happy with it. I learned a lot in the process.

I also made a Mondrian dress.

I love this dress, and am really proud of the way it turned out, even though the lines are pretty wavy. I made it for a contest that I didn't even come close to winning.

Here's the before shot. I fused wool sweaters onto this foundation dress. It was fun.

Tommy got his first major injury by pulling a bowl of hot soup off of the table onto himself.

We had our major User's Group conference at work, which meant a few really long workdays for me. Our annual party for our customers was a cowboy theme. I had a lot of fun dressing up in cowboy boots, a western shirt, chaps and a hat. Of course I didn't get any pictures of me. You can see that Tommy was already mostly healed up (this was less than a week after the burn), and doesn't he look cute in the hat? (The one I wore was black, but they gave out these straw hats at the party).

A few hours after the User's Group conference was over, we drove up to a wedding rehearsal. We contributed a big batch of Maghani Muktar (Indian Butter Chicken -- better known as Chicken Curry) to the dinner. It was yummy.

The next day they got married. It was one of my favorite weddings of all time. So spunky, authentic and pure. The bride had never been kissed. Congratulations, you two!

Lisel was the flower girl.

I made my own dress to wear to the wedding -- my first time making a dress for ME.

It was also a learning experience, but I'm okay with how it turned out. I'll probably make it again. This one was out of a navy blue sheet.

Now I'm just catching my breath. All these events took place in a three-week time frame. Also during that time, just unpictured, was a trip to the Omaha Zoo, a few days camping in a cabin (so much fun!), and our family's big annual Fall Fest.

I have dreams of starting a new blog -- really a replacement for this one, with a different name. We'll see if I do it. If so, I'll let you know...

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