Moments of truth...
Here is a quilt that I gave away yesterday, to my friend, Marianne. She is graduating from college, next Saturday- while we're gone. It was extra sunny when I took the picture, so it's kinda washed out. No, really, it was much brighter. The quilting design is one of Keryn's pantos that I bought while in Chicago. Thank you Keryn! I like it very much. I made the quilt top last fall before my last trip to Florida- to spend a few days with Sarah. Actually, I made 3 quilt tops of the same pattern, just different batiks. Good thing, Marianne loves blue and green, as I certainly didn't have time to make her another quilt before this sweeping saga of a trip to Florida. There's no quicker way to get me to put a book back on a shelf than to describe it as a "sweeping saga." That's their way of saying- it takes you through way more of a family tree than you'd ever want to go on your own. That's how I'm feeling about this trip- taking me farther than I'd ever want to go!
I am "finished" with the flowergirl dresses. It was worse than I feared- putting a zipper in a seam that contains 16 layers of satin was beyond my capabilities. I cried all over the place the entire time I sewed on them. But I did it. It just doesn't look that great, but maybe the girls will get to wear their hair down... yeah, that'll cover those ole nasty zippers. The dresses, themselves, look nice and the girls love them. I'll post pics from the wedding. I decided that I "needed" some hot and spicey red pepper chicken as a reward for the chore. (Using food as a solution for something it was never intended to solve. Not a good way to start a vacation. Someday, I'll learn.) I still need to stitch the linings down and hem them by hand, but they're all pinned up and waiting. I hope to finish them tonight, before we hit the road. Won't that be relaxing?
I'll need a glass of caffeine if I'm gonna get the things done that need to be done, today. Mostly just rounding up a few more things for the girls to wear and getting my laundry caught up. Why is it that the children with the most clothes- the girls- always have the hardest time finding them? DH is running all my errands. Kids are housecleaning. I think I'll end up like my folks and just stay home from now on. But the kids will have such a good time. I think we'll all have a good time. I can do this. Don't worry, Sarah, I still plan on joining you in TN, in June. I just don't plan on bringing ten other people with me! Shew!