Sunday, June 03, 2007

Birthday Party Still Going Strong!!!

I had a wonderful birthday on Wednesday, and we are still going strong. The festivities are still going strong. Who Knew!! I'd have to say it was one of my best birthdays ever. (P.S. It's also why you have heard from me in the last couple of days. My mother gave me the most beautiful card, and what she wrote was even better. The fi's card was also beautiful. I thought he handcrafted it at first. I got the usual money and jewelry and these.

The first hank I spun on my swift and ball winder. Let me tell you, it's great not having to go to the lys to do this.

More stuff is coming as i placed an order today for books I wanted. So I spent my b-day sewing. I made Simplicity 3742, and wore it that night out to dinner at Casanova Grill. The food is fantastic, and what makes it nicer is that we know the people that own it. So we had a great time, great food, and we supported someone that we actually know. Anyway, here is the dress.

I did my own variation as I liked different things from each view that they gave you on the pattern. I didn't like the idea of cording for the waist and I also didn't feel like spending anymore money, so I used the idea of the belt from view B instead. I also liked the idea of the tie from the top so instead connecting the tie, I made it a little longer and left it open to tie into a bow or knot. This pattern was very easy to work with and to do. I'd definitely make it again. Wardrobe refashion has reopened its doors. I'm contemplating signing up. I'm not seeing anything in the stores I like. The majority of what I've seen can be made and the quality isn't that great especially for the price. It would be a great challenge for me. I just wondering, once I join, can I still buy fabric while on this challenge, my stash isn't that large in the line of fabric.

The Fi took me to see The Brand New Heavies at World Cafe Live Friday night. It was my first time there. It was really nice inside. The band was Great. N'dea Davenport was in top form. She looked fabulous. The band was phenomenal. Loved it!!!!!!!

Yesterday, he and I went to Dorney Park to indulge in the water park. One busted inner lip later from the Aqu Racer, which happened to be the first ride we did that day. Fun was had by all, and I think we conquer just about every water ride they had.

Today, we are just lazing about this morning. A little later we're going to head out and do some window shopping. We both need flower pots, and I want to go to JoAnn Fabrics to see what they have. We might even go to Border's. By the way, here's a picture of what I planted on Tuesday.


Lara said...

You gotta love the swift and winder! It changed my life.

I love the dress! Fantastic job and such pretty fabric!

marit said...

Sounds like you've had a great week! That swift and winder looks cool, haven't seen it here, but then most of our yarn is wound up. If it is in big hanks, I'll just use my arms to wind it. Come to think of it- mom has a winder at home...hmmm...that might come in handy...

Sheila said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY… I celebrated my birthday on Sunday May 27th… and spent it learning how to knit… When I looked at your post and saw the 1st pic… I said… way cool she likes Chimes… but once I saw the second pic I realized it was a swift….lol. Very pretty dress… I like the way you took a piece from each view and incorporated them into your dress. I'm new to sewing garments and can’t wait to do a dress. Hydrangea are such pretty flowers… btw you mentioned that you planted a garden mat… tell me a lil more about that never heard of it… and I do a lot of gardening.


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