Sunday, April 19, 2009

No Loss

Hi there. Guess I went MIA there for a little bit. I left you on a bad note, but it's not been all that bad since. I mean, it's been a really tough week - one of those weeks when random things pelt you from all directions. And I'm tired and I just didn't feel like I wanted to say anything nice. But we did other stuff too.
I worked on a few sewing projects and Andrew attended his first youth group lock-in. Emma and I got haircuts and we dog-sat for my parents who were out of town (it seemed like just everyone was out of town this weekend).
But I finished a dress that was giving me serious trouble. It should have been a simple dress. No lining, just bias trim for the straps, circle skirt...lots of fabric, but super easy. Only, I made the size I measured myself to be and it was way too big. So, I had to remake and re-remake it and I finally got it wearable today. It has sweet little bows at the shoulder

and the ultimate twirly skirt.

And I danced by myself to my favorite start-over-fresh song - Bandits by Midlake.

Did you ever want to be overrun by bandits;
to hand over all of your things and start over new?
while we were out hunting for food
our house was being robbed
I caught an apple and she caught a fox
so I caught a rabbit but she caught an ox

so upon our return, we found everything gone
which for us was no loss
and we started over
with a rabbit and an ox

DAILY BLISS: playing Uno with my kiddos


Mary said...

We girls never grow out of loving a twirly skirt do we? There's something so wonderfully feminine about them. Almost as good as cute shoes. Congratulations on the finished and wearable.

We played Uno with the kids tonight too. Ivan is a little young but it's a great learning game.

claibornes corner said...

Love the dress and I guess you did have a quiet weekend. Chris is coming back here tomorrow but I'll be in art class so it will be "Boys Night" - let's see what they come up with!

Amy said...

Love the dress!!! Your creations always make me think I should sew more...maybe.