Today I am hoping to get a good start on putting together the Christmas stockings. I did get them all cut out and ready to assemble, and honestly it shouldn't take long. My once a month cleaning woman is coming today and I am glad I got those cut out before she did. It made SUCH a mess. I think I told you Melody wants their stockings to be fur. Well, I bought fake fur [so it can be washed....still think all white fur with 3 little ones has not been thought through well, lol, just saying] and once cut into shed like you honestly wouldn't believe. The stockings will be fully lined though, so once they are sewn they should be just fine. But meanwhile that stuff just seemed to have a life of its own. I tell you it kind of sifted everywhere. I am anxious to get them together and see for myself how they are going to look. Once I finish those stockings I intend to get busy on my last Advent Calendar, and then I promised my youngest sister I would make some new Christmas stockings for her. She is supposed to be getting her fabric she wants them to be out of together soon so I can get that done. I do think she might think that it is still early and there is plenty of time, but when you have a dozen grand kids and lots already on your sewing list I am already feeling a little behind. I know [if you follow me regularly] that I have been working on Christmas things since July, but it does take a while.
Other then that I don't have a whole lot to share. Lindsey [my oldest grand daughter] went to her first homecoming dance last Sat. I honestly can't believe she is old enough for that already, but she just had the best time. She went with one of her best friends since KG. Sometimes I really think those make the best kind of "dates" especially when your young. She borrowed a dress from an older cousin's high school dresses, and honestly it was just perfect and looked adorable on her. When you consider that you usually buy a dress for one of those dances and then pretty much NEVER wear it again, it is certainly the way to go. Melody sold several of hers on one of the last weeks she was a senior to the younger girls and it is a win win for everyone. Wish we had gotten some of her dresses that way. Lindsey [like Melody] is a tiny girl and wears a size 0. Not many to chose from in that size in the first place as well. [boy do I ever remember that!] Lindsey and her mom couldn't find one anywhere. Guess grandma could have altered one for her, but there wasn't a lot of time, and I don't really like working with the kind of fabric most of those dresses are made out of, so this worked well for everyone. Let me show you some pics....
|HOW PRETTY IS THIS? SHE LOOKS SOO OLD IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE I THOUGHT THE DRESS WAS JUST DARLING|
|HER DATE.....HE'S HER AGE BUT LOOKS A LITTLE OLDER TO THIS GRANDMA....PROBABLY JUST ME, LOL|
|WHEN SHE HEARD I WAS TRYING TO GET A GOOD VOLLEYBALL PIC, SHE TOLD ME, GRANDMA I HAVE ONE! LOL PRETTY CUTE.....THOUGH I STILL WANT AN "ACTION" ONE, LOL|
Hope you all have a GOOD week....blessings and joy to you all! Debbie