Sunday, November 14, 2010

The End of the Long Weekend

On the table beside a comfy chair, all the necessities to do the job: pin cushion, scissors,
Ott light, needle, thread, and a glass of mint iced tea

So, I was blessed by so many things this week, were you? God is good.
Lydia and I had Saturday morning to ourselves, and so we watched "27 Dresses" - good wedding/chick flick I guess, and we sewed and fitted on her dress to our heart's content!

I'm doing the (dreaded) hand sewing of lace applique for her neckline. It has yellow-head quilting pins showing, and I'm sorry the lighting is so poor (see the pincushion above, the lace is winter white!), but it's coming along! I worked on the three layers of skirt, and the zipper,

but I decided to finish the neckline before adding the heavy skirt, and it seems to be easier.

Here is what is left of the tree:

and here is the hole. I think it will stay this way for a while...

There are 3 busy days of school for the little guys, with a big Pilgrim and Indian PowWow. We cook on Tuesday, making Pumpkin Pie Cake, and Corny Corn Bread. On Wednesday, we'll be cooking Pilgrim Stew. After that, I'm out of school until the wedding is over. Larry's folks come in on Thursday, I cannot wait to have them here! See you all around, I'm sure.

Happy Creativity!

"Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise." Psalm 98:4


  1. So beautiful! You are doing an incredible job my friend. Have fun with all the festivities. I know the next weeks are going to be busy.

  2. You're such a good mom, doing nice hand sewing on your daughter's lovely wedding dress. Sounds like your week ahead is full of good food! And good visiting time with family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a beautiful wedding. Yes, God is good!

  3. The wedding dress is beautiful. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a wonderful and talented mom.

  4. WOW...the dress is going to be beautiful! It brings back memories of sewing lace and pearls on my daughter's wedding gown...good memories you will have as well!

  5. WOW...what a beauty! Brings back wonderful memories of sewing lace and pearls on my daughters wedding gown....memories you will treasure down the road as well!

  6. I'm so happy you don't have any more school work until after the wedding. Yippee. Bead work on the dress is beautiful. You are doing a great job!


  7. That is a gorgeous neckline with that pretty lace and the sweetheart shape!

  8. Wow, what a gorgeous dress!! Great job, I hope you'll share the whole dress when you're done.

  9. That dress is amazing. You are so talented Pokey!

  10. Pokey,

    My jaw dropped looking the dress. Where were you when I got married, hahaha?!

  11. Wow, the dress is going to be gorgeous! What a wonderful memory of mom making the wedding dress. You are really sweet to do that for your daughter.

  12. Oh Pokey this is going to be just beautiful!
    It brought tears to my eyes to see how lovely your work is coming along and how much tender love you are putting into Lydia's dress.
    I can't wait to see the pictures of your daughter in her very special gown.
    I hope you enjoy the wedding and it leaves your heart full of happy memories.

    Happy sewing

  13. The dress is going to be amazing! I sure hope we get to see Lydia all decked out for her wedding. You are one fantastic Mom to do that for her. Congrats to all involved and best wishes to the happy couple.

  14. It is coming along beautifully! Lydia is so fortunate to have you do this for her that will become a delightful heirloom for her to pass on one day.


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