Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sewing season

Sunday at Church one of my daughter's friends asked if I might be able to hem up a dress she had bought for her to wear this Thursday!  Lucky for her I wasn't committed to sewing costumes for a show and had plenty of time.  Of course I had no idea what I was getting into until I saw the dress.

She came over Sunday afternoon and I saw that the dress would have to be taken up in the waist as the bottom was too intricate (there were a lot of layers of very sheer material).  But taking it up in the waist means adjusting the zipper.

So I pinned up the length, removed half the zipper, sewed the hem up, and then reattached the zipper.  As alterations go, this was not all that difficult. 

Then yesterday I learned that the show that my daughter's theater group is currently doing (Darly didn't audition for it as the songs drive her buggy) will be getting the costumes that they are renting this week and have to scramble to get them all fitted to the kids as they open next week!  So I contacted the gal in charge of costumes.  and Darly & I will be helping to fit the costumes this weekend.  There are also several dresses that will need hemming.  FUN!

If you don't see me for a while, I'll be sewing.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mixed emotions

Today I posted craigslist ads for all of my camping gear. 

It is well past time to get rid of it all as we haven't even bothered to try camping for over 2 years and really we haven't had a good time camping in a very long time.

And yet I still think that if I just found the perfect camping spot I might have a good time.  sigh!

We haven't camped in the tent for a very long time, the last two times renting a cabin instead.  Even with the cabin I didn't get any sleep at all. 

So yes it is time to let it all go.  Now hopefully someone out there is looking to create great memories with their family with all my gear.