Saturday, May 19, 2007

My sewing maniac is growing up......


In the oven downstairs is the cake for her 'surprise' birthday party. I don't think she knows what is going on. She is maddly sewing her latest dress in her room. It is from her 'latest' pattern aquisition. The whir of the machine drew me upstairs to see how it was going. Right now I hear the snip, snip of scissors.


While she is sewing I have been listening to the latest cd music collection while throwing together food. THose songs can inspire other blog posts about the hubby and I from YEARS ago. We have that anniversary coming up so bigger anniversarys make you nostolgic I guess.

I think in this picture she is promptly and properly putting away the pattern pieces. She is incredible. Earlier today she weeded our 'gate gardens'. Doesn't that sound glamorous? They look fantastic! She wouldn't believe it but I do get teary eyed knowing the clock is ticking. Sigh. I am looking forward to spending some fun time together despite having to work some on 'summer school'. We are going to try to make that fun as well. The dress she is wearing she whipped together in one day between other house hold stuff - I think it is a 1955 era dress. Oh to be so skinny, I mean slender.....again.

I was just reminded of what else is maddly going on right now. My sweetie and eldest son are attempting to remake the picnic table in the dark. THere just was a big bang and a 'are you alright?!' coming from the back yard. I think we all need to go to bed but knowing Charley the picnic table will get done in the next few hours.......Erik is on the way to bed.

2 comments:

Favorite Apron said...

What are we going to do when these daughters grow up and move away? My Liddy is equally amazing. She went out and cleaned up the feed room in the barn yesterday because " she was bored." It is too bad she and Anna are not neighbors - wouldn't they have a great time of it?
Liddy is working on her 1939 dress this week.

Karin said...

Snif, snif. I try not to think about it too much. Maybe Liddy and Anna could go to the same school? Yes, they would make amazing neighbors. Your blog inspired much of Anna's sewing mania- Dress a Day.....