Friday, February 01, 2008

Apparel of blue...Esther 8:14

Hi! I just took a few pictures for my Sew Crafty Friday project...then the battery in my camera died. As soon as that is charged up I will put the picture of Liesl's dress here:
Finally! Here it is:

It needs ironing, threads clipped, and another snap on the back, but Sacagawea hasn't let me have it back yet. Liesl doesn't seem to mind.

I did it on the machine rather than by hand. The fabric, eyelet, and notions were all in my craft closet so I didn't need to buy anything other that pattern. I'm not quite sure if that is good or bad.

We made it safely to music lessons and back home yesterday. Whew. I almost decided not to go, but when I went out to see about putting the chains on the front wheels, M had already shoveled the snow out of the way. He
really wanted to go. Fine.

We went and dropped off the van at the hospital. It took us 45 minutes to get there (usually 15-20 minutes) since we had to go really slow with the chains.
Once there, the kids transferred their stuff to the truck while I scraped the 6 inches of snow off the truck's windshield that had accumulated since The Man got there in the morning. The Man saw us arrive and stood out in the ambulance bay to wave to us. Just as I got the windshield clear I could see the snow on the roof start to slide. All the snow from the roof then slid onto the windshield. I had to laugh. After I re-scraped the windshield we were on our way.

It took a bit longer than usual, and we did have to have our tires inspected at the chain check-point, but we made it there and back without incident. I drove the truck on home and The Man brought the van home this morning. He removed the chains before leaving the hospital so I'll have to go put those back on sometime.

The Man is napping. I need to go wake him up for lunch. Have a great weekend!


Mom2fur said...

Isn't that cute? I used to love sewing dresses for my daughter's "Molly" (from American Girls) doll! It was fun to do matching petticoats and bloomers, too. Dolls are so much fun to dress...they like everything and never complain!

Gina said...

Very cute. My daughter & I are currently working on a dress for her AG doll. It's so fun! Thanks for sharing your dress.

Ginny said...

Such a cute outfit. The fabric looks familiar to me. I think I made a diaper bag lined with that pattern about 13 years ago when my son was born. I love the eylet sleeves. Nice timesaver for sleeve hems. Great job.

Ann said...

I'm not sure, but I think I see a faint smile on Liesl's face. I don't blame her, I like the dress too!