Monday, October 3, 2016

Finally Found One

Good morning my sweet friends....hope your Monday is off to a great start.  Mine has been so so.  I think I'm getting my end of summer cold that I get every year.  I usually get 2 colds a year...one in the spring and one in the fall.  This time I headed this one off at the pass and started taking meds immediately instead of waiting.  Maybe it will help and maybe not....who knows.

Well yesterday afternoon, Peyton, John, Little John, Valerie (John's sister) and I decided we were going shopping for my dress for the wedding.  I really didn't want to.  I told Peyton I was planning on waiting till after the holidays to start looking.  Well apparently this gave Peyton a near heart attack because she thought I should have it now and ready.  So off we went to the Altamonte Mall.  Looked at all the major stores and finally came to Dillards.  I don't know why we didn't start there first because I've always had good luck there.  So here's my dress for the wedding.....

I know the picture is terrible but it's the best one I took.  The color is navy blue and it has a nice over cape and sleeves of chiffon with some sparkly lace and jewels around the cuffs.  I think I still need and nice necklace and ear rings and shoes and I'm all set.   The only problem is that it's a floor length gown and when I have it one, there's about 10 inches of fabric laying on the floor.  I swear they make these long enough for a giraffe to wear so I'm not sure if I want to tackle this job myself or take it to a professional.  Thank goodness that's over.

I've been working on the Threadwork Primitives sampler and this is what I've done so far.  I think I miscalculated the size because it's turning out bigger than I thought it would.  Thank goodness I used a larger than needed piece of fabric.


Well I hope all of you have a wonderful week and are able to get some serious stitching time in.

Blessings for the week,
Barbara

8 comments:

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Nice dress! I don't hem because I am uneven haa! Lovely stitches.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your dress is quite elegant, I think and navy blue suits everyone. I'm so glad you had the forethought to use a bigger piece of fabric; I've been caught short by not doing that and it isn't nice!!What a nice sampler! Happy Stitching!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a beautiful dress (and I am a big fan of navy blue) you found, Barbara! I would probably have a professional do the hemming. Your sampler is looking good. Glad your fabric cut is larger!

Vickie said...

Lovely dress Barbara. One less thing to worry about. For you and Peyton! ;)

blueladie said...

Barbara, it's a BEAUTIFUL dress. What a great find. I hope you will easily find someone who can alter it for you. :) -Cathryn

diamondc said...

Hi Barbara: Love the dress and the color is beautiful.
I love the Primitive piece, I have done the same as you I always use a fabric piece bigger then I need, just in case.

Blessings
Catherine

Marilyn said...

Your dress is pretty.
A simple necklace and earrings will be nice.
Great progress on the TP piece.
Marilyn

sunny said...

What a pretty dress! I wouldn't even attempt to hem something like that. But then, I wouldn't attempt to hem anything that was going to be worn in public. LOL! Have fun stitching....