i’ve been working on a few things. our daughter was recently asked to be the flower girl in a wedding, and i have had a hard time finding a dress at this point in the season. most stores are out of stock, and it was too late to order. also, i didn’t feel my skills with sewing slippery satin were up to the challenge of making a dress myself. (one day, one day… confidence right?)
so instead, i finished altering a flower girl dress from a size 6 to a 10. two panels of satin sewn into the sides under the arms did the trick. i made a blue taffeta sash to match the bridesmaids’ dresses.
also, in the busy-ness of things, i forgot a family member’s birthday. a point which he light-heartedly reminded me, a few times, and will (like all good family members) never let me live down. in the past, he has hinted that i should knit him an aran sweater, but he’ll have to settle for a pair of socks — which i have cast on the needles tonight — as a belated gift of forgiveness.
and we’re only a couple of weeks away until the start of school. my youngest will be boarding the bus with the older two this year. end of an era. i’m savouring these days, but pressing pause doesn’t seem to be working as the calendar pages are flying off the ream faster and faster.