Friday, June 01, 2007

Been very busy...




Well, I have been stripping wallpaper and painting and scraping and ripping up carpet and pulling nails and carpet tacks....phew....I am determined to get this place in shape so we can move on in life. We are just a couple of months away from selling this home and moving on to our dream home someplace. We are heavily leaning toward West Virginia at this point. Land is still affordable. I keep looking and dreaming, but now it is time to really dig in and clean and pitch and make this home work for us....in equity...so that we can realize our plans!

Just wanted to let ya'll know what I am up to. Still sewing, but this must take priority for a while now.

So if I am not online like in the past....bear with me. I am also starting to collect fabrics for RenFaire items. I also have to do a Dolly Madison dress for one of my daughters by June 12th....so I have sooooo much to do and sooooo little time.

Here is the pattern I shall be using. Kim....the patterns you sent are gorgeous and I will be using them, but Dolley was of a bit earlier era than the gorgeous full hoop skirts. I have been drooling over thos patterns for ages now and then BAM there they are in the mail for me!! Thank you so much!!!

Well it will be similar to this but with a lace overlay that comes to just below the knees. I am doing a grommeted corselette and chemise for her as well as a multicolored turban. Dolly was known for her exotic looking turbans.

Dani may not go for the turban look, perhaps that was just Dolly's older look, but she will look lovely in her period costume. When it is done, I shall post photos of her in her costume!

Until later,
G

3 comments:

2 LMZ FARMS said...

I was wondering what happened to you. I have really enjoyed reading and looking at the cookbook you gave me. THANKS
I can't wait to see the pictures when you get the costume done. Don't over do yourself. Have a good one.
Laura

auntgeorge said...

Laura, I'm so glad you like that little cookbook. It is on of my favorite vintage cookbooks. I love the photos of the little cooking "elves" in there with the stoves! I'm still here, just very, very busy.

kim said...

Wow, I didn't know Dolly wore turbans!

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