Friday, May 7, 2010

On Into May

The arrival of May for me has been like waking up from a fog. Here is a brief sampling of what I’ve been up to.

IMG_1844 I bought fabric for a Jane Austen dress for the AGM in Portland. My Mom is going too and it is going to be FUN! One fun fact about this cloth….I had the same fabric in an empire waist long dress I had when I was a kid. My mom made all the girls matching dresses for Christmas one year. I wonder if any of those dresses are still kicking around? They would be great for a little niece to wear to my next Austen party!

My second Daughter is overcoming her health problems. As I write she’s taking an AP History test (You go girl!) And a month ago I was wondering how she would even make it to graduation. I am so grateful to the Lord for her recovery. Here is a sneak peak at her prom dress.prom 2010

prom dress 2010 

My oldest Daughter brought her boyfriend up to our place to visit Washington and meet us over spring break. We liked him, I hope he liked us, and I think we had a lot of fun and ate a lot of sushi.IMG_1809IMG_1808

I am exercising again. To say my foot is better is not accurate really, but I couldn’t take it any longer. Besides, gaining back weight I fought so hard to lose is not going to help the foot either. But that’s another story.

I’m trying to get ready for the ‘Where Bloggers Create’ party I mentioned in the last post. Since writing that I acquired the summer issue of ‘Where Women Create’. <SIGH> It’s so beautiful. I have already been through the ‘first perusal’, and the ‘reading-every-word-cover-to-cover’, now I will go through and dog-ear the pages that I really REALLY love….

As for my studio space, There’s a few things I need to finish up, but with the blog party being days after daughter’s graduation, I have to be realistic about what I can get done. I am committed to participating though, ready or not!


  1. Yay for good things! And her dress is gorgeous.

  2. You take beautiful pics of stuff.
    I finally bought my first issue of Where Women Create and have almost everything memorized yet still love to stare at it! I didn't know the summer one was out. I can't wait to buy it!
    When I hear you talk about the Jane Austen Ball, I'm sure I want to go. But somehow I manage to talk myself out of it later. I'm going to talk to Rich and see if I can make a definite plan.
    That prom dress is to die for beautiful! So are your daughters:)

  3. Hmmmmmm, that fabric looks soooo familiar! Did you know I even made my first temple dress out of it? I'm sure I wore it to your wedding. We do have one size kicking around that the little 8 year olds use for a baptism dress.

  4. Did you make your daughter's prom dress? Either way, it's simply gorgeous!


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