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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!


It Feels Like Monday

After a Tuesday holiday here in the U.S., and quite a few people off on Monday which made for a long weekend, this day after the Fourth of July feels like the beginning of a new week.  I think I will be mixed up until this next weekend has gone by, and it is truly Monday.  Are you the same?

I don’t know what it’s like in other areas of the U.S. around July 4th, but here it’s like the wild west.  All weekend long, it was sooo noisy.  Monday night, July 4th eve, was the worst.  Things were being shot off to the north, south, east, and west of our house.  We even found a wooden stick from something in our front yard.  It was impossible to fall asleep until it all stopped around midnight.  Thank goodness it even stopped.  No worries, I was up at the crack of dawn.  Ugh!

So, no early morning parade this year, way too tired.  We did manage to go to the fireworks display at night though, and were glad we did.  For some reason they seemed more awe inspiring this year.

Today, I will get back work on this month’s ensembles.  Usually, I do one at a time, then pick what and who is next.  This month, I planned everything out.  I’m not a planner, so this is probably a one time occurrence.  It does seem more productive though.

Here’s a photo of everyone that will be getting new outfits this month.

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You can see Lucy’s outfit has the most progress on it.  Her dress is sewn, but no hand sewing has been completed, or snaps sewn on.  Her sweater is blocked, and ready for embroidery.  Gina’s pink cardigan is the last to be knit; it has been started, and I’m about halfway finished with it.  The other four cardigans have been blocked and look much neater than they do in the photo.

I hope you all have a great day today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me, dear friends.