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Working, Working, and More Working

Hello there!  Oh my gosh, how this past week has flown since I last checked in with you.  I have quite a pile of work completed, but no completed outfits.  I still am not sure I like working this way, probably not, I am thinking.

Gina is the closest to having a completed outfit.  Her dress, sweater, beret, and crocheted flower cutting basket are finished.  She still needs some anklets, undies, and a bracelet.  So close… I know Gina would like for me to get her outfit completed so that she can show it to you in its entirety.

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I found sewing 5 (Gina’s was already completed) dresses all at once feeling laborious for me.  I spent one day for the bodices, one day for the skirts, and not quite one day for hand sewing the facings and snaps.

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The photo below was taken today of 4 of my 6 ensembles-in-progress.  The navy ensemble is missing from this pile.  I am still knitting the cardigan.  (I found I must always have knitting-in-progress for those times when I NEED to knit.)  And, as you already know, Gina is wearing the white floral dress.

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Below is a cardigan for Gracie, and one for my Little Darling, Alice.

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I was very pleased with how these darker cardigans took the embroidery, bright and colorful.  I do love them!  The heathered plum cardigan is for Patience, and the heathered tan cardigan is for Patsy.

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I couldn’t resist showing you “sacked out Morris” napping in our ground cover.  I guess it makes a nice bed.  I had to be quick to capture this moment; he moves around very often throughout the day.  He has now matted down another part of the ground cover.

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Oops, woke him up!

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And, original feral kitty hanging out with my mom’s squirrels.

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I hope you’ve had a very nice week.  Hopefully, not as wet as ours has been.  Thankfully, we are fine at our house, but after the torrential downpours within the last day and a half, many roads are closed, basements flooded, houses turned into islands, and power outages in many suburbs.  Our county got hit the hardest, the storms just kept on coming.  On the radar, we were in the “red zone” practically all of Thursday a.m. and then into the afternoon as well.

Bye for now, my friends. ❤  Take care!

Happy July Everyone!

Wow, wow, wow it’s July!  How did that happen?  Sometimes All the time I wish the summer months would go by at half speed, however they seem to pick up speed with each passing year.

June, here in northern Illinois, has been lovely.  For once, no weather complaints from me.  I’ve been going for walks almost daily and my body and soul like it a lot.  That hour or so spent outside moving from one place to another is a meditation of sorts.  It stops me from “doing” and opens my mind to creative thinking and praying.  If my mind goes to a place of worry I immediately call it back to a positive and peaceful place.

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Our feral kitties have been enjoying the beautiful weather and stick around all day long.  The tabby, whom has been around since we moved into our house 9 years ago, has recently been joined by Morris, Orange-y, or Lion Kitty; he goes by all three names.  He is very sweet, and unlike Miss Kitty, will not bat our hands (with claws outstretched).  She can be quite impatient when we are giving her a snack.  Naughty girl!

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This past week most of my creative time has been spent knitting.  Right now, I have three sweaters off the needles, and only one dress sewn.  Last night, before heading off to bed, I stopped in my sewing room and planned three more sweaters!  I am in the knitting zone, I guess.  Hopefully, when I have finished knitting all these sweaters I can move into the sewing zone and make the dresses to be worn with all these little cardigans.

I hope you all are enjoying the start of July.  Maybe yours will go a little bit slower than mine mostly likely will.  If you have any secrets to slow it down, please let me know.

Bye for now, my friends.  Thanks for stopping by today.